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Meet Our Faculty

Michael White, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Office Address:
4201 St. Antoine, Rm. 3V-26
Department of Surgery,
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 993-2745
Fax: (313) 745-2964

Administrative Assistant: Valerie Klima
Administrative Email:

SPECIALTY: Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, Burn Surgery

Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery, Burn Surgery, Hyperbaric Medicine


– American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care
– American Board of General Surgery

M.D. – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
B.S., Biology – Nazareth College, Kalamazoo, MI

– General Surgery Residency, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

– Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI


  1. Faris J, Wilson J, Dolman HS, Isaacson A, Baylor AE, Tyburski JG, White MT: A cautionary tale of Etanercept use in patients with toxic epidermal necrolysis. JBCR, Oct 31, 2020 (PMID 33128367).
  2. White MT, Drapiza M, Mattos MA, Edelman DA: An automated system for video documentation of all instances of fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery training: feasibility and potential advantages of extended assessment. Am J Surg, 209(1):158-162, Jan 2015 (PMID 25467304).
  3. Macedo FI, Faris J, Lum LG, Gabali A, Uberti JP, Ratanatharathorn V, White MT: Extensive toxic epidermal necrolysis versus acute graft versus host disease after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: challenges in diagnosis and management. JBCR, 35(6):e431-e435, Nov-Dec 2014.
  4. White MT, Welch K: Does Gender Predict Performance of Novices Undergoing Fundamentals of Laparoscopic (FLS) Surgery? Am J Surg, 203(3):397-400, March 2012 (PMID 22364906).
  5. White MT, Diebel LN, Ledgerwood AM, Lucas CE: The Significance of a Serum Creatinine in Defining Renal Function in Seriously Injured and Septic Patients. J Trauma, 70(2):421-427, Feb 2011.


Premedical history/physical, didactics, operating room/clinic, cadaver courses

ATLS/ABLS Course Director, ASSET course, SEMCME Advanced Ultrasound Course, rounds in clinics/operating room, research

Surgical Critical Care, Burn Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Hyperbaric Medicine