Chief, Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant
Member, Medical Executive Committee, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Member, Memorial Physician Group Advisory Board
Dr. Scholl came to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in 2006 from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Director of the Cardiac Assist Device Program. Prior to that, he was Interim Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Under Dr. Scholl’s direction, the Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has seen significant growth in volume and complexity of cases. According to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the multidisciplinary team is caring for more acute conditions and has reduced mortality rates to among the lowest in the nation.
Dr. Scholl’s research interests include the repair of congenital heart defects and tissue regeneration using autologous tissue. At Vanderbilt, his research concerned the development of a cardiac tissue bank for proteomic analysis of cardiac function, development and pathophysiology. He also shares a patent for an implantable pediatric ventricular assist device.