Dr. Walter White, a native New Yorker, attended college at Stony Brook University where he studied both business and the biological sciences, graduating with a degree in economics. He then relocated to the Midwest for medical school and received his MD degree from St. Louis University where he was inducted into several medical honor societies. After medical school, five years were spent at Northwestern University in downtown Chicago for Orthopaedic Surgery residency. It was there that he developed an interest in treating disorders of the spine, which lead him to the world-renowned Twin Cities Spine Center for specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. During his fellowship year, Dr. White was comprehensively exposed to non-operative and operative treatments of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine in both adults and children. A particular interest in disorders of the cervical spine was developed at the Twin Cities Spine Center.
He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. White has authored and presented numerous peer-reviewed spine articles, in addition to co-authoring a spinal textbook. He was recognized with a national award for contributions to the surgical treatment of the cervical spine. An active interest in research is maintained, with special focus given to disorders of the cervical spine and junctional changes that occur following spinal surgery.