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David P. White, M.D.

David P. White, M.D. serves as Chief Scientific Officer for ApniCure™, a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing novel home use devices that incorporate a proprietary platform technology, Oral Pressure Therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other sleep-related disorders.

Prior to joining Apnicure™ he served as a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He remains a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard. Dr. White also served as chief medical officer for Philips Respironics.

His primary research interest over his career has been the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  He has studied many aspects of OSA including upper airway motor control, the control of breathing during wakefulness and sleep and pharyngeal anatomy.  White is a widely published researcher and a frequent lecturer on the pathophysiology, monitoring, diagnosing and treatment of sleep disorders.

Dr. White is board-certified in sleep disorders medicine, internal medicine, and pulmonary disease.  He has served as editor-in-chief of the journal SLEEP, and is the author of more than 180 papers in peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters on sleep and respiratory disorders. He has also held many leadership roles in organizations such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. White holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and his Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.  He did his postdoctoral internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as a pulmonary fellowship, at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. 

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