Respironics taps Ivy League professor as chief medical officer

Sunday, April 16, 2006

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Respironics named a physician with a long list of credentials, including professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School, as its chief medical officer last week.

In addition to teaching, David White serves as director of the clinical sleep disorders program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Beginning May 1, 2006, he will lead Respironics' clinical research strategies and programs in the sleep and respiratory markets.

"Increasing the breadth and scope of our clinical research capabilities is a key element of our strategy, which calls for continued expansion of our presence in the sleep and respiratory markets," said John Miclot, president and CEO of Respironics, in a company release.

White's credentials also include the editor-in-chief post at SLEEP, the journal of the American Sleep Disorders Association. Additionally, he chairs the Test Writing Committee for the first American Board of Medical Specialties Board Exam in Sleep Medicine.

In the past, White has served on the faculty of several universities. He is a widely published researcher and sought-after lecturer, according to the release.

White is board-certified in sleep disorders medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.