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Judith White, MD, PhD


Judith White, MD, PhD
Department: Otolaryngology
Section Head
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code BD10
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Judith White, MD, PhD
Department: Head and Neck Institute
Section Head
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code BD10
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Judith White, MD, PhD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code BD10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Judith White, MD, PhD, is  board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  She completed her residency at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and her PhD at the University of Southern California. Dr. White is  Head, Section of Vestibular and Balance Disorders in the Head and Neck Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She was Director of the Vestibular Program at Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts before coming to the Cleveland Clinic in 2003. 

Dr. White  also serves as Director of the Vestibular Fellowship Program, and has a joint academic appointment in the Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Neurology in Lerner College of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. White lectures nationally and internationally and has published extensively on vestibular conditions including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere's, migraine associated vertigo and superior semicircular canal dehiscence.  Dr. White also serves as a member of the Equilibrium Committee of American Academy of Otolaryngology from 2000-2006 and 2008-present.

Professional Highlights

  • Nicholas Torok Award for Innovative Vestibular Research of the Year, American Neurotology Society, 2006

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA USA
Internship - Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
General Surgery
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA USA
Doctorate - University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA USA
Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere's Disease, Vestibular Disorders, Canalith Repositioning for BPPV, Intratympanic Injection

Awards & Honors

  • Nicholas Torok Award of the American Neurotology Society for Innovative Vestibular Research in 2006
  • Cited in "America's Top Physicians", 2007, 2008 
  • Honor award for volunteer service, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2009

Innovations & Patents

  • Vibration-induced nystagmus to diagnose superior semicircular canal dehiscence


  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Neurotology Society
  • Associate, American Academy of Neurology

Treatment & Services

  • Canalith Repositioning for BPPV
  • Intratympanic Injection

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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