Louis Scavo, MD Neonatologist


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-2327

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal

National Provider ID: 1649357005



Louis Scavo, MD, is a neonatologist at Children's National Health System. His is initiating translational studies on the role of omega-3 fatty acid in mitigating clinical problems in neonates.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, NRSA Fellowship, 1991
    N.I.H. Clinical Center
  • Fellowship Program, Neonatology, 1988
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1986
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1983
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • BA, BA, 1973
    Temple University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Louis Scavo

Patient story

Aidan's Story

"My miracle son, Aidan, is now a feisty 5-year-old. He talks, walks, runs, and eats everything in sight."

Patient story

Ava's Story

"She continually amazes us, she is truly a Children’s miracle!"

Patient story

Skylar's Story

"You have a right to feel robbed of what others have gotten to enjoy, but you also will be thankful for things your child will do that 'normal' parents will never understand. "

Teresa's Story

"The thing I like most about Children's National is that they don't just take great care of the sick children, but they also take great care of the whole family."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Annual Childrens National Medical Center Symposium

(2006) Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Diagnosed after Failure to Wean from Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

Effects of Oligohydramnios on Lung Growth and Maturation in the Fetal Rat

(2002) Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular Molecular Physiology

Endocrine Society Annual Meeting

(2002) During the Differention of Bone Marrow Derived Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Adipocytes IGF-I Receptor Activation is Required for Both Cell Growth and Lipogenesis.

Increased Tumor Growth in Mice with DietInduced Obesity Impact of Ovarian Hormones

(2006) Journal of Endocrinology

Insulin like Growth Factor Stimulates Both Cell Growth and Lipogenesis During Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Adiopocytes

(2004) Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism

Maternally Delivered Dexamethasone Increases the Rate of Apoptosis in Rat Fetal Lungs

(0001) Experimental Lung Research

Metabolic Effects of IGFI Deficiency Lessons from Mouse Models

(2005) Pediatric Endocrinology Review

Ontogeny of Poly ADP ribose Polymerase in Lung and Developmental Implications

(2004) American Journal of Respiratory Cellular Molecular Biology

Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Diagnosed after Failure to Wean from Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

(2008) Journal of Pediatric Cardiology

Society of Pediatric Research

(2003) Increased Expression of Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase in Murine Models of Allergic Asthma: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Lung Inflammation in Asthma

View publications on PubMed

Matthew R.'s Story

"It is overwhelming for any parent with children of any age to have to experience something like this. Now that I am and have gone through the experience I cannot thank Children's National enough for its kindness, professionalism, and knowledge."

Read More of Matthew R.'s Story