William A. Scott, M.D. M.S. is Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Director of Service Line Development at Children's Medical Center, Dallas. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine. His post graduate training included an internship, residency, and chief residency in pediatrics at Indiana University/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan/C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. He also has a Master’s Degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Dr. Scott's specific area of expertise is cardiac electrophysiology (arrhythmias) and he has a special interest in prevention of sudden cardiac death. He established a comprehensive program for the management of children with arrhythmias upon his arrival in 1990 and directed that program up to 2015. 

Dr. Scott’s research interests are directed at advancing non-invasive technology to diagnose and manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease. He has authored many peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He helped oversee a collaborative grant from the State of Texas to evaluate the feasibility of screening school age children for unrecognized heart disease.

In 2018, he was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list and was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Indiana University School of Medicine (1978-1982)
  • Internship - James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (1982-1983), Pediatrics
  • Residency - James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (1983-1984), Pediatrics
  • Chief Resident - James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (1984-1985), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital - Pediatric Genetics (1985-1987), Pediatric Cardiology
  • Research Fellowship - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital - Pediatric Genetics (1987-1988), Pediatric Cardiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Dr. Tom Dooley Society (2007)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2005)
  • Texas Pediatric Society (1998)
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Fellow (1995)
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow (1990)
  • Member, American Heart Association - Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (1990)
  • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (1990)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (1989)
Honors & Awards
  • America's Top Pediatricians 2010-2015, Consumer Research Council
  • Texas Super Doctors 2008-2017, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • America's Top Cardiologists 2006-2015, Consumer Research Council
  • Best Pediatric Specialists 2003-2016, D Magazine
  • Best Doctors 1996-2015, Best Doctors, Inc.
Books & Publications
  • Pacemaker
  • Noninvasive monitoring
  • Heart rate variability
  • Cardiac involvement in neuromuscular disease
  • Arrhythmia

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235
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