David White MD
Professor
DFCM
Location
North York General Hospital
1110 Sheppard Avenue East
Suite 501
Toronto, ON, M2K 2W2
Accepting
Not Accepting Students
Research Interests
Health Informatics, Health Service Delivery, Quality Improvement, Quality of Life/Satisfaction, Screening, Education Research, Leadership Development

Vice Chair, Family Doctor Leadership, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UofT, 2018 - present
President, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Nov 2016-Nov 2017
Interim Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UofT, 2016
Deputy Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UofT, 2014-2015
Chief of Family Medicine, North York General Hospital, 1999-2012
Interim Director, University of Toronto Practice Based Research Network (UTOPIAN), August 2012-Feb 2014

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

I am interested in practice-based research exploring questions that will improve practice and the design of care.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Coons MJ, Greiver M, Aliarzadeh B, Meaney C, Moineddin R, Williamson T, Queenan J, Yu CH, White DG, Kiran T, Kane JJ; Is glycemic control in Canadians with diabetes individualized? A cross sectional observational study. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. Accepted for publication 2017 Jun 8;5(1). 

Coons MJ, Greiver M, Aliarzadeh B, Meaney C, Moineddin R, Williamson T, Queenan J, Yu CH, White DG, Kiran T, Kane JJ; Is glycemic control in Canadians with diabetes individualized? A cross sectional observational study. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. Accepted for publication April 28, 2017

Krueger P, White D, Meaney C, Kwong J, Antao V, Kim F. Predictors of job satisfaction among academic family medicine faculty: Findings from a faculty work-life and leadership survey. Canadian Family Physician. 2017 March 01; 63 (3):e177-85. Coauthor or Collaborator

Aliarzadeh B, Meaney C, Moineddin R, White D, Birken C, Parkin P, Greiver M. Hypertension screening and follow-up in children and adolescents in a Canadian primary care population sample: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2016 May 5; Volume 4(Issue 2):E230-235. Coauthor or Collaborator.

Stubbs B, Krueger P, White D, Meaney C, Kwong J, Antao V. Mentorship perceptions and experiences among academic family medicine faculty: findings from a quantitative comprehensive work life and leadership survey. Canadian Family Physician. 2016 Feb 20. Coauthor or Collaborator.

White D, Krueger P, Meaney C, Antao V,Kim F, Kwong J. Identifying potential academic leaders: predictors of willingness to undertake leadership roles in an academic department of family medicine. Canadian Family Physician. 2016 Feb 1;62(2):e102-e109. Canadian Family Physician February 2016 vol. 62 no. 2 e102-e109. 

Oandasan I, White D, Hammond Mobilio M, Gotlib Conn L, Feldman K, Kim F, Rouleau K, Sorensen L. Exploring and understanding academic leadership in family medicine. Canadian Family Physician. 59:3, e162-e167. 

White DG. Ontario Health Plan for an Influenza Pandemic (OHPIP) 2013. 2008. Major contribution to Chapters 5 and 9. Overall input to entire plan as member of the Steering Committee and the Primary Care Working Group.

Bordman R, Bovett M, Drummond N, Crighton , Wheler D, Moineddin R, White D. On behalf of the North Toronto Primary Care Research Network (NorTReN): Typology of after hours care instructions for patients: Telephone survey and multivariate analysis. Canadian Family Physician. 2007;53: 450-456. Senior Responsible Author.

Rosser W, Dovey S, Bordman R, White D, Crighton E, Drummond N. Medical errors in primary care results of an international study of family practice. Canadian Family Physician. 2005; 51: 386-387. 

White DG. Infection control in the office, chapter in Mosby’s Family Practice Sourcebook: An evidence-based approach to care, 4th Edition, Ed.: Michael Evans and James Meuser. 2005.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications:

White D. Value of family physicians. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada;63(11):893-.

White D. Lifeblood of a discipline. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada; 63(10):813-.

White D. Serving vulnerable communities. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada; 63(9):733-.

White D. Dual vision. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada;63(8):653-.

White D. Importance of Certification. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada;63(7):573-.

White D. Guidelines in family practice—help wanted. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada. 2017 June 01;63(6):493-.

White D. Indigenous health: time for action. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada. 2017 May 01;63(5):413-.

White D. Spending wisely. Can Fam Physician. 2017 The College of Family Physicians of Canada. 2017 April 01;63(4):333-.

White D. What does it take to be a good GP? Canadian Family Physician. 2017 March 01;63(3):253-.

White D. Medical errors, old habits, bad practice. Canadian Family Physician. 2017 February 01;63(2):173-.

Honours and Awards

2013    Award of Excellence, College of Family Physicians of Canada (The), Ontario, Canada. (Distinction)
2009    National Award of Excellence, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Ontario, Canada. (Distinction) For contributions to patient care, communities and dedication to the profession.
2003    Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Family Medicine, Ontario College of Family Physicians, Ontario, Canada. (Distinction)
2013    Excellence in Research in Professional Development: Professional Development Program Award, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Research Award)

Teaching and Education Awards
2013    DFCM Awards of Excellence: Excellence in Leadership, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Multilevel Education)
2012    Undergraduate Teaching in the Family Medicine Clerkship (Community Based) Award, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Undergraduate MD)
2006    Undergraduate Teaching Award for Community-based Clerkship Teaching, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Undergraduate MD)
1999    Undergraduate Teaching Award for Hospital-based Teaching, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Undergraduate MD)
1996    W.T. Aikins Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada For course development and coordination.