The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Urology

Wesley M. White, MD

Associate Professor
Interim Chairman

Clinical Focus

Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology, Single Port Surgery, Natural Orifice Surgery

Research Focus

A major focus of Dr. White's work is the application of augmented and virtual reality to better inform decision-making during kidney cancer surgery; the use of novel drug delivery systems to treat prostate and kidney cancer; treatment pathway refinement that leads to opioid-sparing laparoscopic and robotic surgery; and feasibility of performing kidney-sparing surgery for very large renal cell cancers. Dr. White's team conducted a randomized, controlled trial evaluating the use of 3-D and virtual reality software to inform decision-making during robotic partial nephrectomy. Given the technical complexity of this operation and the variability of patient anatomy, traditional imaging such as CT can be misrepresentative. Using 3-D and VR software allows the surgeon to better conceptualize the patient's anatomy both before the operation (allowing surgeons to mentally perform the operation prior to the actual operation) and in real-time. UT was one of 8 centers of excellence in the U.S. (including Mayo Clinic and UCLA) selected to participate and Dr. White's team accrued the largest number of participants. Dr. White is also working with the UT Department of Biomedical Engineering on a novel drug delivery system designed to achieve directed treatment of prostate cancer that could potentially avoid local and systemic side effects.

Education

Medical School
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

Internship
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Residency
Urology, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Fellowship
Laparoscopic and Robotic, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Certification

American Board of Urology Step 1

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Urologic Association
Society of Urologic Oncology
Endourological Society
American Urological Association
Southeastern Section, American Urological Association
Tennessee Medical Association

 

Books and Book Chapters

White WM, Kaouk JH: Difficulties in laparoscopic and robotic living donor nephrectomy. In: Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 373-384, 2018.

Kaouk JH, White WM: Difficulties in laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. In: Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 93-103, 2018.

Current Publications

Anele UA, Marchioni M, Yang B, Simone G, Uzzo RG, Lau C, Mir MC, Capitanio U, Porter J, Jacobsohn K, de Luyk N, Mari A, Chang K, Fiori C, Sulek J, Mottrie A, White W, Perdona S, Quarto G, Bindayi A, Ashrafi A, Schips L, Berardinelli F, Zhang C, Gallucci M.
Robotic versus laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: A large multi-institutional analysis (ROSULA Collaborative Group). World Journal of Urology. 2019 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Whitaker DL, White WM.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2019 Jan;123:155-156.

Fisher JS, Thiel DT, White WM.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2019 Jan;123:144-145.

Bertolo R, Autorino R, Simone G, Derweesh I, Garisto JD, Minervini A, Eun D, Perdona S, Porter J, Rha KH, Mottrie A, White WM, Schips L, Yang B, Jacobsohn K, Uzzo RG, Challacombe B, Ferro M, Sulek J, Capitanio U, Anele UA, Tuderti G, Costantini M, Ryan S, Bindayi A, Mari A, Carini M, Keehn A, Quarto G, Liao M, Chang K, Larcher A, De Naeyer G, De Cobelli O, Berardinelli F, Zhang C, Langenstroer P, Kutikov A, Chen D, De Luyk N, Sundaram CP, Montorsi F, Stein RJ, Haber GP, Hampton LJ, Dasgupta P, Gallucci M, Kaouk J, Porpiglia F.
Outcomes of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for clinical T2 renal tumors: A multicenter analysis (ROSULA Collaborative Group). European Urology. 2018 Aug;74(2):226-232. Epub 2018 May 19.

Pavan N, Derweesh IH, Hampton L, White W, Porter JR, Challacombe B, Dasgupta P, Bertolo R, Kaouk J, Mirone VG, Porpiglia F, Autorino R.
Retroperitoneal robotic partial nephrectomy: Systematic review and cumulative analysis of comparative outcomes. Journal of Endourology. 2018 Jul;32(7):591-596. Epub 2018 May 29.

Tague ED, Bourdon AK, MacDonald A, Lookadoo MS, Kim ED, White WM, Terry PD, Campagna SR, Voy BH, Whelan J.
Metabolomics approach in the study of the well-defined polyherbal preparation Zyflamend. Journal of Medicinal Food. 2018 Mar;21(3):306-316. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

White WM, Angelle JW.
Editorial Comment. Urology. 2017 Jul;105:74. Epub 2017 May 29.

White WM, Winter CA.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2016 Sep;95:215. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Current Presentations

Earl JA, Benton O, Sorensen M, Clark CJ, Pickens RB, White WM. Prostate imaging reporting and data system version 2: A predictor of biopsy outcome? Presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of American Urological Association; 2019 Mar 12-17; Phoenix, AZ.

Shachner TR, Grindstaff AD, White WM, Winter, CA. Invasive urothelial carcinoma, nested variant: A rare entity. Presented at College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting; 2018 Oct 20-24; Chicago, IL.

Bindayi A, Hamilton Z, Ryan S, Simone G, Gallucci M, Reddy M, Tuderti G, Yim K, Costantini M, Minervini A, Mari A, Carini M, Eun D, Rha K, Yang B, Montorsi F, Mottrie A, Larcher A, Capitanio U, Keehn A, Porpiglia F, Bertolo R, Uzzo R, Perdona S, Quarto G, Porter J, Liao M, Ferro M, De Cobelli O, De Naeyer G, Chang K, Kutikov A, Chen D, Smaldone M, Schips L, Berardinelli F, White W, Zang C, Jacobsohn K, Langenstroer P, Dietrich P, Dasgupta P, de Luyk N, Challacombe B, Anele U, Hampton L, Lau C, Kilday P, Sundaram C, Sulek J, Autorino R, Derweesh I. Comparative analysis of minimally invasive radical and partial nephrectomy for clinical T2 renal mass: Analysis of the robotic surgery for large renal mass (ROSULA Group). Presented at American Urological Association; 2018 May 18-21; San Francisco, CA.

Bertolo R, Derweesh I, Simone G, Gallucci M, Ryan S, Binday A, Minervini A, Carini M, Mari A, Eun D, Keehn A, Perdona S, Quarto G, Porter J, Liao M, Ferro M, Mottrie A, De Naeyer G, Rha K, Chang K, Uzzo R, Kutikov A, Chen D, Smaldone M, Berardinelli F, Schips L, White W, Yang B, Zang C, De Cobelli O, Jacobsohn K, Langenstroer P, Dietrich P, Dasgupta P, Challacombe B, De Luyk N, Lau C, Kilday P, Sulek J, Sundaram C, Montorsi F, Larcher A, Capitanio U, Gill I, Aron M, Ashrafi A, Anele U, Hampton L, Tuderti G, Costantini M, Autorino R, Porpiglia F. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for CT2 renal tumors: Perioperative, functional and oncological outcomes from a multicenter analysis (ROSULA Project). Presented at American Urological Association; 2018 May 18-21; San Francisco, CA.

Anele U, Autorino R, Derweesh I, Yang B, Zang C, Simone G, Gallucci M, Tuderti G, Constantini M, Uzzo R, Kutikov A, Chen D, Smaldone M, Ryan S, Bindayi A, Porter J, Liao M, Capitanio U, Larcher A, Montorsi F, Lau C, Kilday P, Jacobsohn K, Langenstroer P, Dietrich P, Everett R, Dasgupta P, de Luyk N, Challacombe B, Minervini A, Mari A, Carini M, Rha K, Chang K, Bertolo R, Mottrie A, De Naeyer G, Aron M, Sundaram C, Sulek J, White W, Schips L, Beradinelli F, Perdona S, Quarto G, Eun D, Ferro M, Porpiglia F, Hampton L. Robotic versus laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: A matched paired multicenter analysis (ROSULA Group). Presented at American Urological Association; 2018 May 18-21; San Francisco, CA.

Bindayi A, Autorino R, Reddy M, Ryan S, Simone G, Gallucci M, Tuderti G, Hamilton Z, Yim K, Costantini M, Minervini A, Mari A, Carini M, Eun D, Rha K, Yang B, Larcher A, Capitanio U, Keehn A, Porpiglia F, Bertolo R, Perdona S, Quarto G, Porter J, Liao M, Ferro M, De Cobelli O, De Naeyer G, Chang K, Kutikov A, Chen D, Smaldone M, Schips L, Berardinelli F, White W, Zang C, Jacobsohn K, Langenstroer P, Dietrich P, Dasgupta P, de Luyk N, Challacombe B, Anele U, Hampton L, Lau C, Kilday P, Sundaram C, Sulek J, Uzzo R, Mottrie A, Montorsi F, Derweesh I. Trifecta outcomes of partial nephrectomy in patients over 75 years old: A multi-institutional study: Analysis of the renal surgery in elderly (resurge) group. Presented at American Urological Association; 2018 May 18-21; San Francisco, CA.

Angelle J, Jennings M, Gray K, White W. Repeat partial nephrectomy in management of familial renal cell carcinoma. Presented at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2018 Mar 22-25; Orlando, FL.

Winter CA, White WM, Pickens RB. Bulb suction drainage is not necessary after routine robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy: A large case-control analysis. Presented at American Urological Association; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.

Basham KB, Jennings MO, Angelle JW, White WM. Is closed suction drain following robotic radical prostatectomy necessary? Presented at Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2017 Mar 22-26; Austin, TX.

Basham K, White W. Robotic heminephroureterectomy in a completely duplicated renal unit. Presented at Minimally Invasive Surgery Week; 2016 Aug 31 - Sep 3; Boston, MA.

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