Dr. White graduated from Emory University Medical School and completed training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He has held a number of positions at various universities over his career and is currently a Professor of Medicine, Part Time, at the Harvard Medical School and is currently in charge of Medical Affairs at Apnimed. Some of his major accomplishments include being President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Chairing the Task Force to write the research plan addressing sleep and its disorders for the National Institutes of Health, and being the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal SLEEP. He was also on the test writing committees for the American Board of Internal Medicine for both Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine and was the Chief Medical Officer for Respironics and subsequently Philips Respironics. Finally, his principle research interest has been the pathophysiology of disorders of breathing during sleep about which he has published over 275 original papers.