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Michael Whyte, M.D.

Michael Whyte, M.D.

Michael P. Whyte, M.D., is the medical/scientific director at the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis. Dr. Whyte’s research interests include the cause and treatment of heritable disorders of bone and mineral metabolism in children and adults. Included are genetic forms of rickets such as hypophosphatasia and X-linked hypophosphatemia, brittle bone diseases like osteogenesis imperfecta, and conditions that cause dense bones such as osteopetrosis. Collaborative laboratory investigations include chromosomal mapping and searches for mutated genes causing these disorders. Molecular findings are then related to clinical observations to better understand the pathogenesis of these conditions. The Research Center at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, serves as a national resource for diagnosis, treatment and investigation of disorders of bone and mineral metabolism and skeletal dysplasias in children. Dr. Whyte has authored and co-authored more than 300 scientific papers or book chapters concerning these disorders.

Dr. Whyte is professor of medicine, pediatrics, and genetics at Washington University School of Medicine, and is also a staff member at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Credentials:

  • Medical Degree, Downstate College of Medicine, State University of New York
  • Internship, Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City
  • Residency, Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City
  • Clinical Associate, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
  • Fellowship, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, Md.

Awards, publications and textbook contributions

Related information:

  • The Research Center at the St. Louis Shriners Hospital serves as a national resource for diagnosis, treatment and investigation of disorders of bone and mineral metabolism and skeletal dysplasias in children.
  • Dr. Whyte has authored or coauthored more than 300 scientific papers or book chapters concerning these disorders.
  • Academic profile: Washington University School of Medicine.
  • To see Dr. Whytes's recent academic papers, click the link above and choose the tab "Publication and Research."