Louis Scavo, MD Neonatologist



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

  • MD, 1983
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • BA, BA, 1973
    Temple University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Louis Scavo, MD

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."

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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. "

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Aidan's Story

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

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Ava's Story

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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.

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

(2002) Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular Molecular Physiology

Annual Childrens National Medical Center Symposium

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

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

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Jayden's Story

Patient story

"Never lose hope. Be thankful for the time you have with your little ones, I cherish every moment that I spend with mine."

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