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Louis M. Scavo, MD

The Center for Hospital-based Specialties


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Specialties: Premature Infant

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
National Provider Identifier1649357005

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Louis Scavo, MD, is a neonatologist at Children's National. His is initiating translational studies on the role of omega-3 fatty acid in mitigating clinical problems in neonates.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Temple University Philadelphia, PABachelor of Arts BA 1968 -1973
Medical School University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, PADoctor of Medicine 1979 -1983
Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberThe American Academy of Pediatrics1991
MemberThe Endocrine Society2006
Journal Article, Massaro, A.N., Kanter, J.P., Scavo, L., Short, B.L.. (2008), Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Diagnosed after Failure to Wean from Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Journal of Pediatric Cardiology, 29, 1, 238-240.

Journal Article, Yakar, S., Nunez, N.P., Pennisi, P., Brodt, Sun H, Fallavollita, L., Zhao, H., Scavo, L., Novosyadlyy, R., Kurshan, N., Stannard, B., East-Palmer, J., Smith, N.C., Perkins, S.N., Fuchs-Young, R., Barr (2006), Increased Tumor Growth in Mice with Diet-Induced Obesity: Impact of Ovarian Hormones., Journal of Endocrinology, 147, 12, 5826-5834.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Massaro, A., Kanter, J., Scavo, L., Ratnayaka, K., Short, B.L. (2006), Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Diagnosed after Failure to Wean from Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation., Poster session presented at the Annual Children's National Medical Center Symposium, Keystone, CO

Journal Article, Yakar, S., Sun, H., Zhao, H., Pennisi, P., Toyoshima, Y., Setser, J., Stannard, B., Scavo, L., LeRoith, D. (2005), Metabolic Effects of IGF-I Deficiency: Lessons from Mouse Models., Pediatric Endocrinology Review, 3, 1, 11-19.

Journal Article, Scavo, L.M., Karas, M., Muray, M., LeRoith, D. (2004), Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Stimulates Both Cell Growth and Lipogenesis During Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Adiopocytes, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism, 89, 7, 3543-3553.

Journal Article, Ertsey, R., Chapin, C.J., Kitterman, J.A., Scavo, L.M. (2004), Ontogeny of Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1 in Lung and Developmental Implications., American Journal of Respiratory Cellular Molecular Biology, 30, 6, 853-861.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Havranek,T.G., Pawandeep,A, Nickola, T,, Rose, M., Scavo, L. (2003), Increased Expression of Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase in Murine Models of Allergic Asthma: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Lung Inflammation in Asthma, Poster session presented at the Society of Pediatric Research, Seattle, WA

Conference Presentation - Poster, Scavo, L., Karas, M., Murray, M., LeRoith, D. (2002), During the Differention of Bone Marrow Derived Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Adipocytes IGF-I Receptor Activation is Required for Both Cell Growth and Lipogenesis., Poster session presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Journal Article, Kitterman,J.A., Chapin, C.J, Vanderbilt, J.N., Porta, N.F., Scavo, L.M., Dobbs, L.G., Ertsey, R., Goerke, J. (2002), Effects of Oligohydramnios on Lung Growth and Maturation in the Fetal Rat, Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular Molecular Physiology, 282, 3, 431-439.

Journal Article, Scavo, L.M., Newman, V., Ertsey, R., Chapin, C.J. and Kitterman, J.A., Maternally Delivered Dexamethasone Increases the Rate of Apoptosis in Rat Fetal Lungs, Experimental Lung Research, 29, 211-226.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Louis Scavo, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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