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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Jon White, MD

Specialty
  • Spine Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Orange
280 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Orange
280 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 634-4567
Fax
(714) 634-4569

Secondary Office

Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Irvine
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue
Suite 511
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone
(714) 634-4567
Fax
(714) 634-4569
Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Spine Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    Secondary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of Michigan Medical School
    • Internship
      University of California Irvine
    • Residency
      University of California Irvine
    • Fellowship
      Midwest Regional Northwestern University
    • Fellowship
      Elmwood Medical Center
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. White is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in disorders of the spine. He is fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Spine surgery in the treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral degenerative spinal conditions. Also, he is trained in the management of spinal fractures, infections, tumors and deformities. A significant focus of his practice includes revision surgery for failed prior surgeries requiring various cutting edge surgical techniques and technology.
    He is a general partner of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute (OSI) of Orange County. Prior to joining OSI, he was one of the founding partners of Irvine Orthopaedic Associates and practiced from the Sand Canyon Ave office in Irvine for the past 25 years. He will continue practicing at this Irvine office with the OSI partners.
    Dr. White graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. degree in Microbiology and Immunology. Following his undergraduate studies he worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Donner Lab, Division of Biophysics, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at UC Berkeley studying red blood cell membrane rheology under the direction of Professor Howard C. Mel. Several studies were published based on “Rapid Pulse Spectroscopy” (RPS) and Staflo spectroscopy. From there, he completed his medical degree at The University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    Then, he completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine. He received the senior resident award for “outstanding research”. Following residency, he completed a orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center. This fellowship was under the direction of Paul S. Meyer, Jr, MD and within the Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical departments. He then completed an additional fellowship in complex adult cervical and lumbar degenerative reconstructive surgery at Elmwood Medical Center, New Orleans under the direction of S. Henry LaRocca, MD, editor–in-chief of the Spine journal.
    Dr. White was an Assistant Professor in the division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine and director of the spine fellowship program at the UCIMC hospital and Long Beach VA hospital.
    Over the years, Dr White has maintained a strong interest in academic spine surgery. For over a decade he was a member of the AO Spine faculty, based in Davos, Switzerland, and lectured extensively world wide on new spine surgery techniques and technology pioneered in Europe and Asia. He has published a book chapter on “Adolescent Pediatric Spine Disorders” and authored or co-authored various publications. He remains active with the spine industry in product development and intellectual property design.
    Dr. White’s wife, Melinda, is a lecturer in Hungarian Language and Literature in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at UCLA. He has three children and enjoys cooking, scuba diving, snowboarding, traveling and reading.
    He is an attending surgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange and Hoag Hospital and Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), Irvine.