Scott Auerbach, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, San Diego State University (CA) (1999)
Internship:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program (2004)
Residency:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2010)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia and Cornell Campus) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, 2nd place , American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (2007)
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006)

Research Interests

My research interests include biomarkers, cardiac disease in neuromuscular disorders, predictors of outcomes in pediatric heart failure and transplantation, and multi-center clinical trials.

Publications

  • Conway J, Miera O, Adachi I, Maeda K, Eghtesady P, Henderson HT, Guleserian K, Fan CS, Kirk R. Worldwide Experience of a Durable Centrifugal Flow Pump in Pediatric Patients. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Autumn;30(3):327-335. PubMed PMID: 29551744
  • Dipchand AI, Kirk R, Naftel DC, Pruitt E, Blume ED, Morrow R, Rosenthal D, Auerbach S, Richmond ME, Kirklin JK. Ventricular Assist Device Support as a Bridge to Transplantation in Pediatric Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jul 24;72(4):402-415. PubMed PMID: 30025576
  • Chen S, Cantor RS, Auerbach S, Schumacher K, Almond CS, Eghtesady P, Alejos J, Das BB, Hong BJ, Jaquiss R, Kirklin JK, Jeewa A. Outcomes After Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. ASAIO J. 2018 May 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29762230
  • Almond CS, Hoen H, Rossano JW, Castleberry C, Auerbach SR, Yang L, Lal AK, Everitt MD, Fenton M, Hollander SA, Pahl E, Pruitt E, Rosenthal DN, McElhinney DB, Daly KP, Desai M. Development and validation of a major adverse transplant event (MATE) score to predict late graft loss in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Apr;37(4):441-450. PubMed PMID: 28465118
  • Das BB, Pruitt E, Molina K, Ravekes W, Auerbach S, Savage A, Knox L, Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Hsu D. The impact of flow PRA on outcome in pediatric heart recipients in modern era: An analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 Feb;22(1). PubMed PMID: 29144053
  • Auerbach SR, Richmond ME, Schumacher KR, Lopez-Colon D, Mitchell MB, Turrentine MW, Cantor RS, Niebler RA, Eghtesady P. Infectious complications of ventricular assist device use in children in the United States: Data from the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs). J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jan;37(1):46-53. PubMed PMID: 29107545
  • Rosenthal DN, Almond CS, Jaquiss RD, Peyton CE, Auerbach SR, Morales DR, Epstein DJ, Cantor RS, Kormos RL, Naftel DC, Butts RJ, Ghanayem NS, Kirklin JK, Blume ED. Adverse events in children implanted with ventricular assist devices in the United States: Data from the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PediMACS). J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 May;35(5):569-77. PubMed PMID: 27197775
  • Auerbach SR. Taking First Steps Toward Modeling Risk of Rejection in Children. JACC Heart Fail. 2015 Sep;3(9):677-80. PubMed PMID: 26362446
  • Stidham TR, Auerbach SR, Mitchell MB, Buckvold SM. Respiratory Failure in a Pediatric Patient with Biventricular Assist Devices: Identification and Novel Management of Inflow Cannula Obstruction. ASAIO J. 2015 Jul-Aug;61(4):e26-8. PubMed PMID: 26039554
  • Auerbach SR, Kukreja M, Gilbert D, Bastardi H, Feingold B, Knecht K, Kaufman BD, Brown RN, Miyamoto SD. Maintenance steroid use at 30 days post-transplant and outcomes of pediatric heart transplantation: A propensity matched analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Aug;34(8):1066-72. PubMed PMID: 25980572
  • Webb MK, Auerbach SR, Younoszai AK, Patel SS, Landeck BF 2nd. Strain and Strain Rate Measured on Echocardiogram 1-3 Weeks after Starting Treatment Is Worse in Acute Dilated Cardiomyopathy Pediatric Patients with Poor Outcomes at One Year. Echocardiography. 2015 Nov;32(11):1688-96. PubMed PMID: 25877880
  • Miyamoto SD, Karimpour-Fard A, Peterson V, Auerbach SR, Stenmark KR, Stauffer BL, Sucharov CC. Circulating microRNA as a biomarker for recovery in pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 May;34(5):724-33. PubMed PMID: 25840506
  • Auerbach SR, Gralla J, Campbell DN, Miyamoto SD, Pietra BA. Steroid avoidance in pediatric heart transplantation results in excellent graft survival. Transplantation. 2014 Feb 27;97(4):474-80. PubMed PMID: 24389908
  • Friesen RH, Nichols CS, Twite MD, Cardwell KA, Pan Z, Pietra B, Miyamoto SD, Auerbach SR, Darst JR, Ivy DD. The hemodynamic response to dexmedetomidine loading dose in children with and without pulmonary hypertension. Anesth Analg. 2013 Oct;117(4):953-9. PubMed PMID: 23960035
  • Auerbach SR, Smith JK, Gralla J, Mitchell MB, Campbell DN, Jaggers J, Pietra BA, Miyamoto SD. Graft survival is better without prior surgery in cardiac transplantation for functionally univentricular hearts. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Sep;31(9):987-95. PubMed PMID: 22789137
  • Auerbach SR, Richmond ME, Chen JM, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Addonizio LJ, Hsu DT, Lamour JM. Multiple risk factors before pediatric cardiac transplantation are associated with increased graft loss. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Jan;33(1):49-54. PubMed PMID: 21892650
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2006)
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2010)
  • Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation, Specialized Training (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include cardiomyopathy, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.

Care Philosophy
I strive to practice medicine with compassion, empathy, and a human touch combined with cutting-edge research and technology. Before all else, I believe in creating a partnership with my patients and their families that allows me to build trust, communicate effectively, and provide outstanding care.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, San Diego State University (CA) (1999)
Internships:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2010)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia and Cornell Campus) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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