Halden Scott, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Princeton University (NJ) (2000)
Residency:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
Research interests for Patients:
I am interested in improving the rapid diagnosis and treatment of infection in children, in a life-threatening condition called sepsis. Working with teams at Children's Hospital Colorado, we have made great strides in improving early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis here. I also conduct research in Colorado and nationally to try to improve our knowledge of the best ways to diagnose and treat sepsis in children. Finally, I am involved in national and international committees developing guidelines and recommendations for the best ways for hospitals to identify and treat sepsis.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Publications

  • Scott HF, Balamuth F, Paul RM. Sepsis Bundles and Mortality Among Pediatric Patients. JAMA. 2018 Dec 4;320(21):2271. PubMed PMID: 30512094
  • Woods JM, Scott HF, Zaveri PP. Creating Consensus Educational Goals for Pediatric Sepsis via Multicenter Modified Delphi. AEM Educ Train. 2018 Oct;2(4):254-258. PubMed PMID: 30386834
  • Daymont C, Balamuth F, Scott HF, Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Depinet H, Alpern ER. Elevated Heart Rate and Risk of Revisit With Admission in Pediatric Emergency Patients. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30020247
  • Scott HF, Greenwald EE, Bajaj L, Deakyne Davies SJ, Brou L, Kempe A. The Sensitivity of Clinician Diagnosis of Sepsis in Tertiary and Community-Based Emergency Settings. J Pediatr. 2018 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29395173
  • McIntosh AM, Davidson JA, Scott HF. The authors reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct;18(10):1003-1005. PubMed PMID: 28976472
  • Scott HF, Brou L, Deakyne SJ, Kempe A, Fairclough DL, Bajaj L. Association Between Early Lactate Levels and 30-Day Mortality in Clinically Suspected Sepsis in Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28068437
  • Spruiell MD, Searns JB, Heare TC, Roberts JL, Wylie E, Pyle L, Donaldson N, Stewart JR, Heizer H, Reese J, Scott HF, Pearce K, Anderson CJ, Erickson M, Parker SK. Clinical Care Guideline for Improving Pediatric Acute Musculoskeletal Infection Outcomes. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 1;6(3):e86-e93. PubMed PMID: 28419275
  • McIntosh AM, Tong S, Deakyne SJ, Davidson JA, Scott HF. Validation of the Vasoactive-Inotropic Score in Pediatric Sepsis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug;18(8):750-757. PubMed PMID: 28486385
  • Davis AL, Carcillo JA, Aneja RK, Deymann AJ, Lin JC, Nguyen TC, Okhuysen-Cawley RS, Relvas MS, Rozenfeld RA, Skippen PW, Stojadinovic BJ, Williams EA, Yeh TS, Balamuth F, Brierley J, de Caen AR, Cheifetz IM, Choong K, Conway E Jr, Cornell T, Doctor A, Dugas MA, Feldman JD, Fitzgerald JC, Flori HR, Fortenberry JD, Graciano AL, Greenwald BM, Hall MW, Han YY, Hernan LJ, Irazuzta JE, Iselin E, van der Jagt EW, Jeffries HE, Kache S, Katyal C, Kissoon NT, Kon AA, Kutko MC, MacLaren G, Maul T, Mehta R, Odetola F, Parbuoni K, Paul R, Peters MJ, Ranjit S, Reuter-Rice KE, Schnitzler EJ, Scott HF, Torres A Jr, Weingarten-Abrams J, Weiss SL, Zimmerman JJ, Zuckerberg AL. American College of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun;45(6):1061-1093. PubMed PMID: 28509730
  • Scott HF, Kempe A, Bajaj L. Venous vs Arterial Lactate and 30-Day Mortality in Pediatric Sepsis-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Aug 1;171(8):813-814. PubMed PMID: 28655033
  • Scott HF, Colborn K. Machine learning for predicting sepsis in-hospital mortality: an important start. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27163688
  • Scott HF, Brou L, Deakyne SJ, Fairclough DL, Kempe A, Bajaj L. Lactate Clearance and Normalization and Prolonged Organ Dysfunction in Pediatric Sepsis. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170:149-55.e1-4. PubMed PMID: 26711848
  • de Caen AR, Berg MD, Chameides L, Gooden CK, Hickey RW, Scott HF, Sutton RM, Tijssen JA, Topjian A, van der Jagt ÉW, Schexnayder SM, Samson RA. Part 12: Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015 Nov 3;132(18 Suppl 2):S526-42. PubMed PMID: 26473000
  • Scott HF, Deakyne SJ, Woods JM, Bajaj L. The prevalence and diagnostic utility of systemic inflammatory response syndrome vital signs in a pediatric emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr;22(4):381-9. PubMed PMID: 25778743
  • Balamuth F, Weiss SL, Hall M, Neuman MI, Scott H, Brady PW, Paul R, Farris RW, McClead R, Centkowski S, Baumer-Mouradian S, Weiser J, Hayes K, Shah SS, Alpern ER. Identifying Pediatric Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Accuracy of Diagnosis Codes. J Pediatr. 2015 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26470685
  • Scott HF, Donoghue AJ, Gaieski DF, Marchese RF, Mistry RD. Effectiveness of physical exam signs for early detection of critical illness in pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome. BMC Emerg Med. 2014 Nov 19;14:24. PubMed PMID: 25407007
  • Balamuth F, Weiss SL, Neuman MI, Scott H, Brady PW, Paul R, Farris RW, McClead R, Hayes K, Gaieski D, Hall M, Shah SS, Alpern ER. Pediatric severe sepsis in U.S. children's hospitals. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov;15(9):798-805. PubMed PMID: 25162514
  • Scott HF, Donoghue AJ, Gaieski DF, Marchese RF, Mistry RD. The utility of early lactate testing in undifferentiated pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;19(11):1276-80. PubMed PMID: 23167859
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine, Fellow
  • American College of Emergency Physicians, Fellow
  • Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes, Children's Hospital Association, Steering Committee Member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2007)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Board Certification (2011)
Clinical Interest for Patients
Pediatric acute illness and injury

Care Philosophy
Caring for children and their families during an emergency is an incredible privilege and responsibility. I strive to be worthy of this privilege by bringing a seriousness of medical preparation and a feeling of kindness to what is often a difficult and scary time for a family. I am proud that the emergency department is always open, ready to provide life-saving care, healing and help in crises, for any child who needs it.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Princeton University (NJ) (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
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