Dr. Phillip Jason White is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and leads a research group in the Focused Ultrasound Laboratory at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). His group is interested in the application of ultrasound for biomedical imaging, sensing, and therapy. Among others, Dr. White collaborates with researchers within the BWH Departments of Neurosurgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiovascular Imaging, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine.
Other collaborators include those at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. White been instrumental in the development of high-intensity focused ultrasound for noninvasive brain surgery and is interested in the continued development of this technology for multiple indications (e.g., cancer, multiple sclerosis, and functional neurosurgery) and the translation of techniques toward novel diagnostic applications (e.g., surgical guidance, portable screening, and wearable monitors).
He teaches courses on the physics of biomedical imaging (ultrasound, x-rays, nuclear medicine, and MRI) and on radiation biology.
Formerly, Dr. White was trained as a classical musician at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a founding member of Vento Chiaro, a critically acclaimed wind quintet with whom he performed for 11 seasons. He received a PhD in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University with a thesis on the complex modes of ultrasound transmission through the human skull bone.