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
- Heart rate variability after acute traumatic brain injury in children.
- Biswas AK, Scott WA, Sommerauer JF, Luckett PM Crit. Care Med. 2000 Dec 28 12 3907-12
- Successful treatment of severe dysrhythmias in infants with respiratory syncytial virus infections: two cases and a literature review.
- Thomas JA, Raroque S, Scott WA, Toro-Figueroa LO, Levin DL Crit. Care Med. 1997 May 25 5 880-6
- Randomized comparison of atenolol and fludrocortisone acetate in the treatment of pediatric neurally mediated syncope.
- Scott WA, Pongiglione G, Bromberg BI, Schaffer MS, Deal BJ, Fish FA, Dick M Am. J. Cardiol. 1995 Aug 76 5 400-2
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)