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Dr. Byron Whyte

Dr. Byron Whyte resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children. He is a die-hard DC Football fan and the reigning Mario Kart champion in his home. A native of the Washington, DC area, he decided at the age of ten to become a pediatrician with the aim of helping children; his ambitions were spurred by his mother who served as a pediatric nurse. A little known fact about Dr. Whyte is that he was born at Howard University Hospital and attended HUH daycare, then graduated from the University’s undergraduate and medical programs. In addition to his training at Howard, Dr. Whyte completed a rigorous postbaccalaureate research program at the National Institutes of Health. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, where it gets really, really cold. You can find Dr. Whyte’s on Twitter at @UrbaneDoc4Kids.

What Is Thimerosal and Why Are Some People Worried About it?

By April 14, 2016 3 Comments

“I don’t wanna put mercury in my baby, Doc; it’s poison.”  After Robert DeNiro’s anti-vaccination massive misstep Tuesday, I’m yet again, dreading hearing these words. This is where, as a pediatrician, I grit my teeth (sorry, dentists).  I know that when I parent tells me this,  that science has lost another battle with fear in […]

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