Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

63 Patient Ratings
43 Patient Comments

Courtney L. Scaife, M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6911 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

Dr. Courtney Scaife is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the care of patients requiring surgical treatment related to gastrointestinal oncology. Dr. Scaife earned her undergraduate degree from DePauw University and medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. Her general surgery residency was done at the University of Utah which was followed by a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Scaife joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2003 and is a tenured academic surgeon. Dr. Scaife’s focus in surgery involves diseases of the liver, pancreas, and gastrointestinal tract. Her clinical efforts include both complex surgical endeavors as well as academic research. She has received numerous research grants and participates with other colleagues in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of cancer, in particular pancreatic cancer.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.1
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 25, 2014

excellent care

June 05, 2014

The whole team is excellent!

May 17, 2014

Told not to take aspirin until after surgery but then told to take it.

March 24, 2014

It was a great visit. I totally understand what she proposes for my surgery and feel so much more at ease and calm about it. I know that I am in good hands.

February 19, 2014

Seemed aloof. Not really caring about the patient. Preoccupied with alot of other things.

February 10, 2014

good

February 03, 2014

dr Scaife is excellent doctor!!

January 25, 2014

Dr. Scaife, Stacy Carbine are amazing. They always so concern for me and do everything that they can for me.

January 13, 2014

Dr. Scaife always made sure that I knew about everything that was happening and made sure I understood well enough to make informed decisions about my care.

December 26, 2013

very pleased and thankful.

December 16, 2013

I can't imagine more comforting people and environment to learn a not especially welcome, though not unexpected prognosis.

December 02, 2013

The doctors were very knowedgeable and explained every thing to us. They answered all of our questions and were very understanding.

December 02, 2013

I had some concerns that were bothering me about my surgery and monitoring of my illness. Dr. Scaife was very thorough in answering my questions. She alleviated many of the fears I have, and she set up a monitoring program for every six months that will help us keep track of the disease progression.

November 18, 2013

This was the first visit to this doctor- I'm sure it will get better as there will be more visits- I would like to be informed of any procedure that is going to be performed while I am at the Huntsman- ie- taking biopsies etc.

November 04, 2013

Doc did well. Made time to see me and took time with me once I was there

October 18, 2013

I would recommend this Dr. because she is a Cancer Dr. but I would inform them be prepared to have a long wait.

September 25, 2013

My answers say it all. Very good.

August 27, 2013

All were great.

August 05, 2013

She is an outstanding care provider

June 04, 2013

Having my daughter and husband with me at these appointments was important to me, because they hear things that I don't and they ask questions that I might not think of. My daughter is a nurse and can understand a lot of things that might go right over my head.

May 31, 2013

great information, attitudes and care

May 19, 2013

Dr. Scaife is the best.

May 16, 2013

Each professional we saw was very professional and very willing to answer all of our questions and concerns.

May 07, 2013

all good

April 15, 2013

All my concerns were fully answered and handled in a professional and caring manner.

March 13, 2013

Dr. Courtney Scaife is the most hamble person i ever know. my experience with her is always very good. her support imotionaly help me to always feel good.

March 12, 2013

Excellent care and a suprising second opinion that required a lot of conversation. Our PA and doctor took plenty of time and gave excellent explainations.

January 22, 2013

Dr, Courtney Scaife is a wonderful doctor. She has explained things about the pancreas and my condition like no one before had. She is very efficient and very caring. I appreciate her and her medical team who care for me at the hospital during pancreatic surgery very much.

January 15, 2013

Dr. Scaife is an excellent physican.

December 31, 2012

Very kind an informative

December 19, 2012

Dr. Scaife was awesome. The NP didn't answer my questions and wasn't very personable

December 04, 2012

The attention I received was excellent, but because the appointment was out of order (done before the biopsy was scheduled), I wasn't able to get questions answered or a diagnosis or any idea of prognosis. The waiting and wondering is the most difficult part of this ordeal.

December 04, 2012

Put me at ease She is a very competant surgeon.

November 19, 2012

We wont be seeing the Doctor again she was great but chose to find another doctor closer to home the experience is no longer worth the drive.

August 11, 2012

I am always satisfied with Dr. Scaife's service and that includes Stacie Carbine! :-)

July 17, 2012

I am very impressed with Dr. Scaife. She is all anyone could hope for in a surgeon. She dosen't make you feel rushed and takes all the time necessary to explain the situation to you,so that you can understand it. She is wonderful and I feel fortunate to have her as my Dr. and Surgeon.

July 16, 2012

good

May 12, 2012

Perfect experience and it sure helps to find that you don't have cancer any longer. :)

May 12, 2012

Dr Scaife was very pleasant and willing to spend time with us. We appreciated her advice. She made sure we understood the options and let us know that she is very willing to work with us if it is needed in the future.

May 05, 2012

I did value Dr. Scaife's honesty about the time committment.

February 11, 2012

I would recommend Dr. Scaife and her staff to anyone. They are super plus team.

January 28, 2012

helped us feel more comfortable about a not so pleasant situation

January 28, 2012

I was diagnosed with cancer three months ago and have seen 10 doctors. Every time I left a doctor's office everything was unclear and pending. Finally!!! I got answers, explanations and the care I have been looking for. When my family and I left the clinic we were all thrilled with the the best experience we have had. Dr. Scaife talked to us and explained everything in terms we could understand. She was so thorough that I felt every question I had been looking for answers to had been answered.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Carcinoma, Islet Cell
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Stromal Cells
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Genotype
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Clinical Outcomes

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6911 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-6911 Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Dr. Courtney Scaife is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in translational pancreas cancer research and surgical oncology clinical outcomes research. She is an investigator of the Huntsman Cancer Insitute and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Progarm. Dr. Scaife’s clinical outcomes projects target patient care effectiveness with cost efficiency in general surgical oncology. Dr. Scaife’s translational pancreas cancer research concentrates on pancreatic adenocarcinoma, tumor and stroma interaction. Dr Scaife collaborates as co-Principle Investigator on many projects with the Ph.D.’s in the department of surgery research lab. Their primary interest lies in the understanding of metastases through cellular signaling control for migration and invasion. They also have several collaborations with investigators in the main campus basic science departments and some external collaborations with drug research companies. She has received numerous institutional and industry research support grants through these collaborations. Dr. Scaife has mentored numerous residents and students in her research lab.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Oncology
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 School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate DePauw University
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Comparison of intraoperative versus delayed enteral feeding tube placement in patients undergoing a Whipple procedure.Scaife CL, Hewitt KC, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Nelson ET, Mulvihill SJ (2014). Comparison of intraoperative versus delayed enteral feeding tube placement in patients undergoing a Whipple procedure. HPB (Oxford), 16(1), 62-9.
  2. Does travel distance influence length of stay in elective pancreatic surgery?Jackson KL, Glasgow RE, Mone MC, Sheng X, Mulvihill SJ, Scaife CL (2014). Does travel distance influence length of stay in elective pancreatic surgery? HPB (Oxford), 16(6), 543-9.
  3. Identification of factors predictive of malignancy in patients with atypical biliary brushing results obtained via ERCP.Witt BL, Kristen Hilden RN, Scaife C, Chadwick B, Layfield L, Cory Johnston W, Safaee M, Siddiqui A, Adler DG (2013). Identification of factors predictive of malignancy in patients with atypical biliary brushing results obtained via ERCP. Diagn Cytopathol, 41(8), 682-8.
  4. The clinical utility of CA 19-9 in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: diagnostic and prognostic updates.Poruk KE, Gay DZ, Brown K, Mulvihill JD, Boucher KM, Scaife CL, Firpo MA, Mulvihill SJ (2013). The clinical utility of CA 19-9 in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: diagnostic and prognostic updates. Curr Mol Med, 13(3), 340-51.
  5. Does travel distance influence length of stay in elective colorectal surgery?Jackson KL, Glasgow RE, Hill BR, Mone MC, Sklow B, Scaife CL, Sheng X, Peche WJ (2013). Does travel distance influence length of stay in elective colorectal surgery? Dis Colon Rectum, 56(3), 367-73.
  6. Serum osteopontin and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for pancreatic adenocarcinoma.Poruk KE, Firpo MA, Scaife CL, Adler DG, Emerson LL, Boucher KM, Mulvihill SJ (2013). Serum osteopontin and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Pancreas, 42(2), 193-7.
  7. Association between postoperative complications and clinical cancer outcomes.Scaife CL, Hartz A, Pappas L, Pelletier P, He T, Glasgow RE, Mulvihill SJ (2013). Association between postoperative complications and clinical cancer outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol, 20(13), 4063-6.
  8. Umbilical paracentesis for acute hernia reduction in cirrhotic patients.LID - 10.1136/bcr-2013-201304 [doi]LID - bcr2013201304 [pii]Russell KW, Mone MC, Scaife CL (2013). Umbilical paracentesis for acute hernia reduction in cirrhotic patients.LID - 10.1136/bcr-2013-201304 [doi]LID - bcr2013201304 [pii]. BMJ Case Rep, 2013.
  9. A survey of American College of Surgery fellows evaluating their use of antibiotic prophylaxis in the placement of subcutaneously implanted central venous access ports.Nelson ET, Gross ME, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Nelson EW, Scaife CL (2013). A survey of American College of Surgery fellows evaluating their use of antibiotic prophylaxis in the placement of subcutaneously implanted central venous access ports. Am J Surg, 206(6), 1034-9; discussion 1039-40.
  10. Prospective phase I study of capecitabine and oxaliplatin concurrent with radiation therapy for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and retrospective comparison to concurrent 5-fluorouracil/radiation and gemcitabine/radiation.Hazard L, Jones K, Shaban A, Anker C, Scaife C, Weis J, Mulvihill S (2012). Prospective phase I study of capecitabine and oxaliplatin concurrent with radiation therapy for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and retrospective comparison to concurrent 5-fluorouracil/radiation and gemcitabine/radiation. J Gastrointest Cancer, 43(2), 258-66.
  11. Roux-en-Y drainage of a pancreatic fistula for disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome after acute necrotizing pancreatitis.Pearson EG, Scaife CL, Mulvihill SJ, Glasgow RE (2012). Roux-en-Y drainage of a pancreatic fistula for disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome after acute necrotizing pancreatitis. HPB (Oxford), 14(1), 26-31.
  12. Exploiting antitumor immunity to overcome relapse and improve remission duration.Chen LL, Chen X, Choi H, Sang H, Chen LC, Zhang H, Gouw L, Andtbacka RH, Chan BK, Rodesch CK, Jimenez A, Cano P, Jones KA, Oyedeji CO, Martins T, Hill HR, Schumacher J, Willmore C, Scaife CL, Ward JH, Morton K, Randall RL, Lazar AJ, Patel S, Trent JC, Frazier ML, Lin P, Jensen P, Benjamin RS (2012). Exploiting antitumor immunity to overcome relapse and improve remission duration. Cancer Immunol Immunother, 61(7), 1113-24.
  13. Lineage tracing reveals the dynamic contribution of Hes1+ cells to the developing and adult pancreas.Kopinke D, Brailsford M, Shea JE, Leavitt R, Scaife CL, Murtaugh LC (2011). Lineage tracing reveals the dynamic contribution of Hes1+ cells to the developing and adult pancreas. Development, 138(3), 431-41.
  14. Ultrasound-mediated tumor imaging and nanotherapy using drug loaded, block copolymer stabilized perfluorocarbon nanoemulsions.Rapoport N, Nam KH, Gupta R, Gao Z, Mohan P, Payne A, Todd N, Liu X, Kim T, Shea J, Scaife C, Parker DL, Jeong EK, Kennedy AM (2011). Ultrasound-mediated tumor imaging and nanotherapy using drug loaded, block copolymer stabilized perfluorocarbon nanoemulsions. J Control Release, 153(1), 4-15.
  15. Genexol inhibits primary tumour growth and metastases in gemcitabine-resistant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.Shea JE, Nam KH, Rapoport N, Scaife CL (2011). Genexol inhibits primary tumour growth and metastases in gemcitabine-resistant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. HPB (Oxford), 13(3), 153-7.
  16. Benefits of heat treatment to the protease packed neutrophil for proteome analysis: halting protein degradation.Kennedy SA, Scaife C, Dunn MJ, Wood AE, Watson RW (2011). Benefits of heat treatment to the protease packed neutrophil for proteome analysis: halting protein degradation. Proteomics, 11(12), 2560-4.
  17. Ultrasonic nanotherapy of pancreatic cancer: lessons from ultrasound imaging.Rapoport N, Kennedy AM, Shea JE, Scaife CL, Nam KH (2010). Ultrasonic nanotherapy of pancreatic cancer: lessons from ultrasound imaging. Mol Pharm, 7(1), 22-31.
  18. Phenotype and genotype of pancreatic cancer cell lines.Deer EL, Gonzalez-Hernandez J, Coursen JD, Shea JE, Ngatia J, Scaife CL, Firpo MA, Mulvihill SJ (2010). Phenotype and genotype of pancreatic cancer cell lines. Pancreas, 39(4), 425-35.
  19. Prognostic significance of PINCH signalling in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.Scaife CL, Shea J, Emerson L, Boucher K, Firpo MA, Beckerle MC, Mulvihill SJ (2010). Prognostic significance of PINCH signalling in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. HPB (Oxford), 12(5), 352-8.
  20. Serum platelet factor 4 is an independent predictor of survival and venous thromboembolism in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma.Poruk KE, Firpo MA, Huerter LM, Scaife CL, Emerson LL, Boucher KM, Jones KA, Mulvihill SJ (2010). Serum platelet factor 4 is an independent predictor of survival and venous thromboembolism in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 19(10), 2605-10.
  21. Antibiotic prophylaxis in the placement of totally implanted central venous access ports.Scaife CL, Gross ME, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Litz CL, Nelson ET, Anderson CJ, Wagner G, Gawlick U, Nelson EW (2010). Antibiotic prophylaxis in the placement of totally implanted central venous access ports. Am J Surg, 200(6), 719-22; disussion 722-3.

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