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R. Scott Watson, MD, MPH

Job Title Fellowship Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Job Title Pediatric Intensivist, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Job Title Director of Research, Pediatric Cardiac Recovery Program
Job Title Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5164 Phone
412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1993 MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2000 MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
 

Residency:

1996 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 

Fellowship:

2000 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI)

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Awards

  • Cum laude, Yale University
  • Distinction in Biology, Yale University
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine 30th Symposium In-training Award, for highest scoring abstract, first author
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine 30th Symposium Specialty Award, Healthcare Industry award, co-author
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine 32nd Symposium Specialty Award, Healthcare Industry award, co-author
  • 2004-2005 Outstanding Intensivist, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation

Publications

  • Watson RS, Clermont G, Kinsella JP, Kong L, Arendt RE, Cutter G, Linde-Zwirble WT, Abman SH, Angus DC on behalf of the PrONOx Investigators. Clinical and economic effects at one year of corrected age after a randomized trial of inhaled nitric oxide in premature newborns with respiratory failure.  Pediatrics 2009; 124(5)1333-43.
  • Watson RS, Carcillo J, Linde-Zwirble WT, Clermont G, Lidicker J, Angus DC.  The epidemiology of severe sepsis in children in the United States.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2003; 167(5):695-703.
  • Hartman ME, Linde-Zwirble WT, Angus DC, Watson RS. Trends in admissions for pediatric status asthmaticus in New Jersey over a 15-year period. Pediatrics 2010; 126:904-11
  • Watson RS, Hartman ME, Angus DC.  Proving the point: Evidence-based medicine in pediatric critical care.  In: Fuhrman BP and Zimmerman JJ (eds), Pediatric Critical Care, 4th edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011

    View Dr. Watson's full list of publications from PubMed.
 

Research Interests

  • Multi-dimensional outcomes of critical illness in children
  • Health services research in pediatric critical care
  • Sepsis epidemiology, therapy and outcome
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis in critical care
  • Pediatric end-of-life care
  • Epidemiology of critical illness

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Quality of life and post-discharge outcomes in subjects enrolled in the RESTORE trial, a randomized trial of nurse-driven sedation protocol in pediatric patients with acute respiratory failure
  • Consequences of surviving critical illness in childhood
  • Prolonged outcomes after nitric oxide
  • Population-based epidemiology of critical illness
  • Regionalization of pediatric critical care
Last Update
July 19, 2011
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