William A. Scott, MD $$

Pediatric Cardiologist

Professor Scholar at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Dr. William Scott is the director of cardiac electrophysiology at Children's Health℠ and a professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

He earned his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine, and his postgraduate training included an internship and residency in pediatrics at Indiana University/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Scott completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan/C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and 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) with a special interest in prevention of sudden cardiac death. He established a comprehensive program for the management of children with arrhythmias upon his arrival and has directed that program since its inception.

Dr. Scott’s research interests are focused on advancing non-invasive technology to diagnose and manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease. He has authored many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has helped oversee a collaborative grant from the state of Texas to evaluate the feasibility of screening school-age children for unrecognized heart disease.

Education and Training

Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis (1982)
Indiana University (1983), Pediatrics
Indiana University (1984), Pediatrics
University of Michigan (1987), Pediatric Cardiology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
  • Research Interests

    • Arrhythmia
    • Cardiac involvement in neuromuscular disease
    • Epidemiology of congenital heart disease
    • Heart rate variability
    • Pacemaker
  • Publications

    • Sensitivity and Specificity of an Automated External Defibrillator Algorithm Designed for Pediatric Patients, Adkins DL, Scott WA, Blaufox AD, Law IH, Dick M, Lioa W, Sobh J, Geheb F and Brewer J Resuscitation February 2008 76(2) 168-174
    • Intravenous Amiodarone for Incessant Tachyarrhythmias in Children: A Randomized Double-Blinded Anti-Arrhythmic Drug Trial, Saul JP, Scott W, Brown S, Marantz P, Etheridge S, Perry J, Triedman JK, Acevedo V, Burriss Cargo P, Wang R, Graepel J Circulation 2005 112 3470-3477
    • Myocardial cell damage in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 36. Ramaciotti C, Iannaccone ST, Scott WA Pediatric Cardiology Fall 2003 24(5) 503-506
    • Effect of Center Volume on Outcome of Ventricular Septal Defect Closure and Arterial Switch Operation, Scott WA and Fixler DE Am J Cardiol 2001 88 1259-1263
  • Professional Activities

    • North Texas Electrophysiology Society (President 1994-1995, 1990-2003)
    • Dallas County Pediatric Society (1995 - present)
    • Texas Pediatric Society (1998 - present)
    • Committee on Adolescent Health and Sports Medicine (2010-2013)
    • Dallas County Medical Society (2005-present)
    • American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (1990 - present)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (elected, 1989 - present)
    • American College of Cardiology, Fellow (elected, 1990 - present)
    • Dr. Tom Dooley Society (2007 - present)
    • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (1990 - present)
    • Heart Rhythm Society; Fellow (elected, 1995 - present)
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists (2010-2016, 2018-2020)
    • Hazel and Tommy Thompson Cardiac Research Scholarship (1979)
    • Bruce Fellow, University of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics (1987-1988)
    • American College of Cardiology / Bristol Laboratories Affiliate Award (1988)
    • Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Innovation in Medical Education (1989)
    • Subspecialty Award in Health Care Research - WFCR (1990)
    • Best Doctors (1996 - present)
    • America's Top Cardiologists– Consumer Research Council (2006 - present)
    • Best Doctors in Dallas – D magazine (2003 - present)
    • Texas Super Doctors (2006 - present)
    • America's Top Pediatricians – Consumer Research Council (2010 - present)

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