Amy White, MD, FAAP
Dr. White grew up in central Wisconsin, a fan of spending time outside with her family, competing on a variety of sports teams, and practicing her leadership skills by being the oldest of four sisters. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for college, double majoring in Psychology and Zoology and graduating with Honors. She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society for achievement in academics.
Dr. White knew she wanted to be a physician from an early age and graduated from The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 2000. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been Board Certified in Pediatrics since 2003. After working as an attending physician at the UNC Pediatric Emergency Department for a year, she discovered the beauty of Austin and has been a proud Austinite since 2004. She has worked in primary care and urgent care and spent many years volunteering and on the Executive Board of the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic in Austin providing care to the underserved of the city. She is also on the Executive Board of the Firefly Fund, inspired by the diagnosis of two of her patients with a rare disease called Niemann-Pick Type C1. Through fundraising, advocacy, and working groups with scientists, the group is working to accelerate a cure for this rare neurodegenerative genetic disease.
Outside of work, Dr. White loves spending time with her teenage son and daughter and hiking in Austin with their golden retriever. She enjoys traveling to visit family and friends throughout the United States and also traveling internationally. From discovering a love of surfing in Australia to swimming with whale sharks in Mexico, she has experienced the joy of adventure travel and loves to get ideas for new trips from her patients and their families. Dr. White is also a fan of all animals, having fostered dogs and volunteered at animal rescue organizations. In true Austinite form, Dr. White loves live music and experiencing new venues. Although she has been a member of many performing choirs, she now leaves the singing to the pros.
As a physician, Dr. White realizes the honor it is to be your child’s pediatrician. She enjoys taking the time to listen and loves working with newborns to teens. She also loves hearing about your unique family and all of the things that makes your child happy. Dr. White is looking forward to the privilege of meeting you soon!