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Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education - Harborview Medical Center
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Resuscitation Engineering Science Unit (RESCU)
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center


Nathan White, M.D., M.S., DipRTM is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education – Harborview Medical Center. Dr. White is a board-certified physician working in the Emergency Department at Harborview Medical Center and a UW Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and adjunct professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. White especially likes to work in a fast-paced environment. As a physician, what excites him is to be able to care for patients quickly and compassionately in a team environment.

In addition to general Emergency Medicine, Dr. White works as a Flight Physician with Airlift Northwest and directs the Resuscitation Engineering Science Unit (RESCU), a research center focused on how to stop bleeding after major trauma, studying blood coagulation response to injury, and designing new diagnostics and therapies for critical care in austere environments.

Education & Training

  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (2003)
  • Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (2010)
  • Fellowship, Research, Virginia Commonwealth University Reanimation Engineering Shock Center, Richmond, VA (2010)
  • MS, Clinical Research and Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA (2010)

research & clinical interests



  • Hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation
  • Rapid response team education
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Fibrinogen biochemistry
  • Hemostatic emergencies
  • Coagulopathy of trauma
  • Technology innovation


  • Resuscitation of critical illness and injury
  • Blood coagulation management