Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Secondary Specialty:

Pediatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Surgery


MD, Philipps-Universitat Marburg Marburg, Germany


University Hospital Mannheim
Mannheim, Germany
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Diana, Princess of Wales Children's Hospital NHS Trust
Birmingham, United Kingdom


UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh



Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP


Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Research Interests

  • Robotic applications in pediatric surgery
  • Robotic training in pediatric surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for pediatric and neonatal surgery
  • Single Incision Minimally Invasive Surgery (SILS, LESS)
  • Pediatric Chest Wall Deformities - pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum
  • Sonography in Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Hepatobiliary Surgery - The Pittsburgh Cholestatic Liver Disease Consortium
  • Pediatric Pain Control


Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Acute Neonatal Ascites
Ramgopal S, Scholz S, Marin JR
Pediatr Emerg Care
2017 Aug;33(8):599-601

The clinical presentation and surgical management of adnexal torsion in the pediatric and adolescent population
Rossi BV, Ference EH, Zurakowski D, Scholz S, Feins NR, Chow JS, Laufer MR
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol;
2012 Apr;25(2):109-13

Surgery for portal hypertension in children
Scholz S, Sharif K
Curr Gastroenterol Rep;
2011 Jun;13(3):279-85

Outcomes analysis after percutaneous abdominal drainage and exploratory laparotomy for necrotizing enterocolitis in 4,657 infants
Choo S, Papandria D, Zhang Y, Camp M, Salazar JH, Scholz S, Rhee D, Chang D, Abdullah F
Pediatr Surg Int
2011 Jul;27(7):747-53

Biography Summary

Dr. Scholz joined Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, in May 2011. He has expanded the minimally invasive program and established pediatric surgical endoscopic single incision and robotic programs. He has focused on clinical research in both areas. Dr. Scholz has been involved in the NIH-funded Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) and is the surgical co-investor for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Dr. Scholz has established a Clinic for Pectus excavatum and carinatum patients and has given invited international presentations on the subject. He is working to introduce telemedicine technology into the pediatric surgical practice. Dr. Scholz was invited to contribute to the standard pediatric surgery textbook as well as a pocket book for surgical trainees. Dr. Scholz has lectured locally, nationally and internationally to faculty, surgical and medical trainees, medical students and nurses. He was invited as faculty to teach a select group of national surgical residents in minimally invasive training courses organized by SAGES. Dr. Scholz is actively involved in fellow, resident, medical student and nurses training throughout the hospital and university, lecturing on the pediatric surgical service, the clinic, the operating room and in didactic teaching conferences. He has mentored residents and medical students in clinical research.

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