Dr. R Michael Scott, MD

Dr. R Michael Scott, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 76
(4)
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Dr. R Michael Scott, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-6008

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Dr. Scott's Experience

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Dr. Scott's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Scott's bio

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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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
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Procedures

  • Acute Stroke Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Stroke Prevention

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scott has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scott's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scott to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews
Dr. Scott's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Scott accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Scott has admitting privileges

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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