Dr. R Michael Scott, MD

Dr. R Michael Scott, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 77
Dr. R Michael Scott, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1966 and specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and neurosurgery.Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

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(617) 355-6008

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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This content was provided by Dr. Scott "During my tenure as neurosurgeon-in-chief, I have helped to build the Neurosurgery Department at Boston Children's Hospital into a world leader. Together with colleagues, we have trained many of the country's top neurosurgeons. I am proud of my legacy of mentorship and clinical innovation. In 1985, I made a clinical breakthrough in the treatment of moyamoya disease, a narrowing of the brain's blood vessels that leads to progressive strokes in children. I devised a new surgery, called pial synangiosis, in which I affixed a healthy donor artery to the affected area of a patient's brain. Our studies have shown that pial synangiosis has proved to be an extremely effective long-term treatment of the condition. This ground-breaking procedure has been successfully performed on more than 500 patients since then, changing outcomes for children with moyamoya and turning our hospital into the leading center worldwide for children with this condition. I have been fortunate in my career to practice at a time of rapid advances in imaging technology. The advent of CT scans allowed me, together with radiology and pathology colleagues, to diagnose and treat cavernous malformations of the brain. I collaborated with radiologists to use the new technology of MRI to describe and clarify for the first time the structural changes in the brain that occur in children with spina bifida and gain new understanding of their treatment. I've had a very fortunate and rewarding career at Boston Children's Hospital. I established the Shillito Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship in 1991, which every year supports an outstanding young neurosurgeon as he or she pursues intensive, post-graduate training in pediatric neurosurgery each year. Three of our most distinguished neurosurgical faculty -- Mark Proctor, Ed Smith, Ben Warf -- were trainees of our department. I am Emeritus Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children's Hospital, hold the Fellows Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery and am a Professor at Harvard Medical School. I completed medical school at Temple University and residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. I was honored to receive the Franc D. Ingraham Award for Distinguished Service to Pediatric Neurosurgery from American Association of Neurological Surgery in 2011 and the William Silen Lifetime Achievement Award in Mentoring from Harvard Medical School in 2012. I was the chairman of the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery from 2003 until 2008, am currently chairman of the council that accredits pediatric neurosurgical fellowships (ACPNF), and have sat on Boston Children's Hospital's Physician Leadership Committee and Council of Chiefs."
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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Stroke
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Vascular Anomaly

5  Procedures

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No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1962
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Boston City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, Research
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1969

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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