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Eric R. Scaife, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • German

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-2950 PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 662-2950 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Surgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive , Suite 2600
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 662-2950 Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 North 500 West
Provo, UT 84604

Bio

Dr. Eric R. Scaife clinical interests include all aspects of Pediatric Surgery including common issues as inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hydrocele, undescended testicle. His specialty referrals include gastroesophageal reflux disease, chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum), Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis), pediatric endocrine (thyroid and adrenal tumors/pancreas surgery).

Dr. Scaife has a special interest in pediatric trauma and pediatric oncology ((Wilms’ tumor, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, liver tumors and neuro-endocrine tumors)

Dr.Scaife specializes in the following conditions: Inguinal hernia, Umbilical hernia, Undescended testicle, Hydrocele, Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder), GT (placement of a stomach tube), Appendectomy (removal of the appendix), Vascular access (ports and central lines), Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum), Pediatric endocrine surgery (thyroid and adrenal tumors/pancreas surgery)

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Pediatric Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Pediatric Surgery)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Pediatric Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Pediatric Surgery)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-2950 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Surgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Eric Scaife is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery/Division of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Scaife assumed leadership of the Pediatric Trauma Program at Primary Children’s Medical Center after he joined the division in 2001. Under his leadership the program has become one of a handful of pediatric trauma programs with American College of Surgeons Level 1 certificate. Dr. Scaife’s pediatric trauma program now serves as a national model for excellence in pediatric trauma care. Dr. Scaife serves as a Site Reviewer with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Verification and is an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support course.

He is the pediatric surgery representative for the Primary Children’s Medical Center Liver Transplant program. Dr. Scaife is an active member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and serves on the Trauma Committee and Program Committee. He also serves on the Publications Committee of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons.

His research focus is on pediatric trauma including utilization of Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (FAST) and patient choice in health care utilization and how it affects cost.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Surgery
Fellow
Fellowship St. Christopher's Hosp. for Children
Pediatric Surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Wisconsin Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Wisconsin - Madison
Zoology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Barnhart DC, Jacques E, Scaife ER, Yoder BA, Meyers RL, Harman A, Downey EC, Rollins M(2012)Split abdominal wall muscle flap repair vs patch repair of large congenital diaphragmatic hernias.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 47(1),81-6
  2. Rollins MD, Barnhart DC, Greenberg RA, Scaife ER, Holsti M, Meyers RL, Mundorff MB, Metzger R(2011)Neurologically intact children with an isolated skull fracture may be safely discharged after brief observation.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(7),1342-6
  3. Anderson RC, Kan P, Vanaman M, Rubsam J, Hansen KW, Scaife ER, Brockmeyer D(2010)Utility of a cervical spine clearance protocol after trauma in children between 0 and 3 years of age.  Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 5(3),292-6
  4. Rollins MD, Scaife ER, Jackson WD, Meyers RL, Mulroy CW, Book L(2010)Elimination of soybean lipid emulsion in parenteral nutrition and supplementation with enteral fish oil improve cholestasis in infants with short bowel syndrome.  Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 25(2),199-204
  5. Scaife ER, Statler K(2010)Traumatic brain injury: preferred methods and targets for resuscitation.  Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 22(3),339-45
  6. Pearson EG, Rollins MD, Vogler SA, Mills MK, Lehman EL, Jacques E, Barnhart DC, Scaife ER, Meyers R(2010)Decompressive laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome in children: before it is too late.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45(6),1324-9
  7. Moore JC, Thompson K, Lafleur B, Book LS, Jackson WD, O'Gorman MA, Black RE, Downey E Jr, Johnson DG, Matlak ME, Meyers RL, Scaife E, Guthery S(2010)Clinical variables as prognostic tools in pediatric-onset ulcerative colitis: A retrospective cohort study.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases,
  8. Scaife ER, Rollins M(2010)Managing radiation risk in the evaluation of the pediatric trauma patient.  Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, 19(4),252-6
  9. Pearson EG, Downey EC, Barnhart DC, Scaife ER, Rollins MD, Black RE, Matlak ME, Johnson DG, Meyers R(2010)Reflux esophageal stricture-a review of 30 years' experience in children.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45(12),2356-60
  10. Rollins MD, Andolsek W, Scaife ER, Meyers RL, Duke TH, Lilyquist M, Barnhart D(2010)Prophylactic appendectomy: unnecessary in children with incidental appendicoliths detected by computed tomographic scan.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45(12),2377-80
  11. Rogers SC, Dudley NC, McDonnell WM, Scaife ER, Morris SE, Nelson, (2010)"Lights, Camera, Action . . . Spotlight on Trauma Video Reivew: An Underutilized Means of Quality Improvement and Education."  Pediatric Emergency Care, 26(11),803-807
  12. Dudley NC, Hansen KW, Furnival RA, Donaldson AE, Van Wagenen KL, Scaife E(2009)The effect of family presence on the efficiency of pediatric trauma resuscitations.  Annals of Emergency Medicine, 53(6),777-784.e3
  13. Rollins MD, Downey EC, Meyers RL, Scaife E(2009)Division of the fistula in laparoscopic-assisted repair of anorectal malformations-are clips or ties necessary?  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 44(1),298-301
  14. Fenton SJ, Peterson DN, Connors RC, Hansen KW, Metzger RR, Scaife E(2009)A standard pediatric trauma laboratory panel: a plea for a minimalist approach.  Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 66(3),703-6
  15. Zebrack M, Dandoy C, Hansen K, Scaife E, Mann NC, Bratton S(2009)Early resuscitation of children with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury.  Pediatrics Electronic Pages, 124(1),56-64
  16. Scaife ER, Fenton SJ, Hansen KW, Metzger R(2009)Use of focused abdominal sonography for trauma at pediatric and adult trauma centers: a survey.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 44(9),1746-9
  17. Vogler SA, Fenton SJ, Scaife ER, Book LS, Jackson D, Nichol PF, Meyers R(2008)Closed gastroschisis: total parenteral nutrition-free survival with aggressive attempts at bowel preservation and intestinal adaptation.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43(6),1006-10

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