William A. Scott, M.D. M.S. is Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Director of Service Line Development at Children's Medical Center, Dallas. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine. His post graduate training included an internship, residency, and chief residency in pediatrics at Indiana University/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan/C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. He also has a Master’s Degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.
Dr. Scott's specific area of expertise is cardiac electrophysiology (arrhythmias) and he has a special interest in prevention of sudden cardiac death. He established a comprehensive program for the management of children with arrhythmias upon his arrival in 1990 and directed that program up to 2015.
Dr. Scott’s research interests are directed at advancing non-invasive technology to diagnose and manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease. He has authored many peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He helped oversee a collaborative grant from the State of Texas to evaluate the feasibility of screening school age children for unrecognized heart disease.
- Medical School
- Indiana University School of Medicine (1982)
- James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (1983), Pediatrics
- James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (1984), Pediatrics
- Chief Resident
- James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (1985), Pediatrics
- C.S. Mott Children's Hospital - Pediatric Genetics (1987), Pediatric Cardiology
- Research Fellowship
- C.S. Mott Children's Hospital - Pediatric Genetics (1988), Pediatric Cardiology
- Cardiac involvement in neuromuscular disease
- Heart rate variability
- Noninvasive monitoring
- Relation of right ventricular pacing site to left ventricular mechanical synchrony.
- Verma AJ, Lemler MS, Zeltser IJ, Scott WA Am. J. Cardiol. 2010 Sep 106 6 806-9
- Aspirin resistance in children with heart disease at risk for thromboembolism: prevalence and possible mechanisms.
- Heistein LC, Scott WA, Zellers TM, Fixler DE, Ramaciotti C, Journeycake JM, Lemler MS Pediatr Cardiol 2008 Mar 29 2 285-91
- Left ventricular function and response to enalapril in patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy during the second decade of life.
- Ramaciotti C, Heistein LC, Coursey M, Lemler MS, Eapen RS, Iannaccone ST, Scott WA Am. J. Cardiol. 2006 Sep 98 6 825-7
- The extracardiac lateral tunnel Fontan, constructed with bovine pericardium: comparison with the extracardiac conduit Fontan.
- Lemler MS, Ramaciotti C, Stromberg D, Scott WA, Leonard SR Am. Heart J. 2006 Apr 151 4 928-33
- Chloral hydrate sedation for pediatric echocardiography: physiologic responses, adverse events, and risk factors.
- Heistein LC, Ramaciotti C, Scott WA, Coursey M, Sheeran PW, Lemler MS Pediatrics 2006 Mar 117 3 e434-41
- Fresh whole blood versus reconstituted blood for pump priming in heart surgery in infants.
- Mou SS, Giroir BP, Molitor-Kirsch EA, Leonard SR, Nikaidoh H, Nizzi F, Town DA, Roy LC, Scott W, Stromberg D N. Engl. J. Med. 2004 Oct 351 16 1635-44
- Echocardiographic characteristics of perimembranous ventricular septal defects associated with aortic regurgitation.
- Eapen RS, Lemler MS, Scott WA, Ramaciotti C J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2003 Mar 16 3 209-13
- Sedation for pediatric echocardiography: evaluation of preprocedure fasting guidelines.
- Ghaffar S, Haverland C, Ramaciotti C, Scott WA, Lemler MS J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2002 Sep 15 9 980-3
- Assessment of cardiac function in adolescents with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: importance of neurohormones.
- Ramaciotti C, Scott WA, Lemler MS, Haverland C, Iannaccone ST J. Child Neurol. 2002 Mar 17 3 191-4
- Fenestration improves clinical outcome of the fontan procedure: a prospective, randomized study.
- Lemler MS, Scott WA, Leonard SR, Stromberg D, Ramaciotti C Circulation 2002 Jan 105 2 207-12
Clinical Electrophysiology of the Cardiac Conduction System. In Dick M, ed. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Young.
Dick M, Fischbach PS, Law IH, Scott WA. (2006). Springer; 33-47.
Intensive Care Management, Including Cardiorespiratory Care. In Darras BT, Jones Jr. HR, Ryan MM, De Vivo DC, eds. Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence: A Clinician's Approach.
Scott WA, Iannaccone ST. (2014). Elsevier; 904-911
Sick Sinus Syndrome; First- and Second-Degree Atrioventricular Block; Syncope. In Dick M, ed. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Young. 2nd ed.
Scott WA; Strieper M, Campbell RM. (2015). Springer.
Honors & Awards
- Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
D Magazine (2010-2016) (2018)
- America's Top Pediatricians
Consumer Research Council (2010-2018)
- Texas Super Doctors
Texas Monthly (2008-2018)
- America's Top Cardiologists
Consumer Research Council (2006-2018)
- Best Doctors
Best Doctors, Inc. (1996-2018)
- Subspecialty Award in Health Care Research
- Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Innovation in Medical Education
- Dr. Tom Dooley Society (2007-2019)
- Dallas County Medical Society (2005-2019)
- Texas Pediatric Society (1998-2019)
- Dallas County Pediatric Society (1995-2019)
- Heart Rhythm Society, Fellow (1995-2019)
- American College of Cardiology, Fellow (1990-2019)
- Member, American Heart Association - Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (1990-2019)
- Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (1990-2019)
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (1989-2019)