Nathan White
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. White is an emergency physician and physician scientist. He is the Associate Chair for Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine and holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering. He cares for patients in the Emergency Department at Harborview Medical Center and strives to improve the care of critically ill and injured patients through technology innovation.

Dr. White studies hemostatic emergencies, with a focus on understanding the role of fibrinogen in inflammation and the coagulopathy of trauma. He also studies how novel engineered technologies can be used to stop bleeding after injury. He is funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop novel injectable polymeric hemostatic agents in collaboration with the Department of Bioengineering, and is developing novel resuscitation cocktails for resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock in austere environments, along with novel immunomodulatory agents with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. He also regularly serves as a faculty leader for undergraduate Bioengineering capstone teams and as a graduate student advisor.

Education & Training: 
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Fellowship, Research
Virginia Commonwealth University Reanimation Engineering Shock Center
Richmond, VA
MS, Clinical Research and Biostatistics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center
Magnuson Health Sciences Building,
F Wing, UW Box 357235
1705 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation

Rapid response team education

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Fibrinogen biochemistry

Hemostatic emergencies

Coagulopathy of trauma

Technology innovation

Clinical Interests: 

Resuscitation of critical illness and injury

Blood coagulation management