Phillip James White
Assistant Professor in Medicine

Phillip White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. Phillip Co-Leads the White-McGarrah Lab with Robert McGarrah at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institue. Projects in the White-McGarrah Lab relate to the integrative physiology of metabolism with an emphasis on liver and heart function and the metabolic crosstalk that exists between these two vital organs.

Current Research Interests

 Liver Related Projects:
  • Mechanisms of hepatic lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis.
  • Determinants of NAFLD status in Bariatric Surgery Patients. 
  • Defining the impact of heart failure on liver metabolism.


Heart Related Projects:

  • Metabolic determinants of cardiac function.
  • Role of hepatic metabolic alterations in heart failure pathogenesis.
  • Functional significance of acylcarnitine associations with cardiac outcomes.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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