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Judith A. White, M.D., Ph.D.


Neurology, Otolaryngology

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Judith White listens carefully and focuses on the details of dizziness, vertigo and balance problems, in order to provide efficient and accurate diagnosis and convenient evidence-based treatment. The Swedish Balance Center uses a team approach, with specialists in ear, balance and rehabilitation working together, with the full resources of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Preventing falls and their potentially life-altering consequences is the priority of our work, consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention national priorities.

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University of Massachusetts
St. Elizabeth Hospital of Boston
internship, General Surgery, 1990
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
residency, Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology, 1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vertigo


White J. Meniere’s and otosclerosis. Otoneurologia 2000 18:36-7, 2004.

White J. Horizontal semicircular canal benign positional vertigo. Proceedings of the Barany Society XXIII International Congress, J. Vest. Res. 14(2,3):183-4, 2004.

White J. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.  Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 71(9):722-728, 2004.

White J, Coale K, Catalano P, Oas J. Diagnosis and management of lateral semicircular canal benign positional vertigo. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 133: 278-284, 2005.

White J, Savvides P, Cherian N, Oas J. Canalith repositioning for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Otology and Neurotology, 26: 704-710, 2005.

White J, Oas J. Diagnosis and management of lateral semicircular canal conversions during particle repositioning therapy. Laryngoscope, 115(10): 1895-1897, 2005.

White J, Oas J. Meniere’s and migraine. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Meniere’s, HEI Publishers, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

White J, Oas J. Apogeotropic nystagmus in lateral semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Neurology (suppl.1) 64(6):A12, 2005.

White J, Hughes G, Ruggieri P. Vibration-induced nystagmus as an office procedure for the diagnosis of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. Otology and Neurotology 28(7):911-6, 2007.

Heidenreich KD, Beaudoin K, and White JA. Cervicogenic dizziness as a cause of vertigo while swimming: an unusual case report. Am J Otolaryngol 2008 Nov-Dec;29(6):429-431.

White, J and Hughes GB . Vibration-induced nystagmus as an office procedure for the diagnosis of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome.  Response to Letter to the Editor. Otology and Neurotology, 29:1045-1046, 2008.

Heidenreich KD, Weisend S, Fouad-Tarazi FM, and White JA.  The incidence of co-existent cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction and vestibular dysfunction in patients with postural dizziness. Am J Otolaryngol, 30:225-229, 2009.

Heidenreich, KD, Beaudoin K, and White JA. Can active lateral canal benign paroxysmal positional

vertigo mimic a false-positive head thrust test? Am J Otolaryngol, 30:353-355, 2009.

White J and Krakovitz P. Nystagmus in Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct, A Case Series. Audiology Research, 5:120, 30-34, 2015.

Roland LT, Sinks B, Kallogjeri D, White J, Shepard N, Rauch S and Goebel J. Utility of an abbreviated dizziness questionnaire to differentiate peripheral from non-peripheral causes of vertigo and guide appropriate referral: A multi-center prospective blinded trial. Otology and Neurotology, 2015
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Professional Associations

Fellow, American Neurotology Society; vice-chair, Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
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  • English

Practice Locations

Judith A. White practices at one location

Swedish Balance Center
1600 East Jefferson Street
Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98122