Frank G Scholl, MD

Scholl Frank G
Specialties
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery
Gender
Male

Primary Office
1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 575
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-3437
Fax:
954-983-5052
Alternate Location
1005 Joe Dimaggio Drive
Pediatric Heart Station
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-3437
Fax:
954-983-5052

Meet the Physician

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.

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. 

Research

Awards and honors
  • First Annual Honoree, Angel’s Pediatric Heart House, 2012
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, The Frank G. Scholl Surgical Residents’ Library and Reading Room, 2003
  • Major Gift by Patient to Yale-New Haven Hospital for Excellence in Patient Care, 2000
  • Ira S. Goldenberg Junior Surgical Housestaff Award, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1994
  • Dean’s Award, UHS/The Chicago Medical School, 1993
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992
  • Sigma Xi Research Honor Society, 1989

Professional organizations
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Research
  • Evaluation of Myocardial Protection in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Using Tissue Doppler Imaging, 2007-present
  • Use of Small Intestinal Submucosa Extracellular Matrix (SIS-ECM) in Repair of Congenital Cardiac Defects, 2007-present

Editorial Consultant
  • Reviewer, World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, 2010

Publications
  • “Presentation of Pulmonary Artery Intimal Sarcoma in an Infant with a History of Neonatal Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis,” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008
  • “Variation in Outcomes for Benchmark Operations: An Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database,” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011
  • “Preliminary Experience with Cardiac Reconstruction Using Decellularized Porcine Extracellular Matrix Scaffold: Human Applications in Congenital Heart Disease,” World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, 2011

Abstracts
  • “Reconstruction of the Heart and Pericardium with Decellularized Porcine Extracellular Matrix Scaffold: Human Applications in Congenital Heart Disease,” 5th Annual World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, 2009

Presentations
  • “Preliminary Experience with Porcine Extracellular Matrix Scaffold: Human Applications in Congenital Heart Disease,” Innovations in CV Surgery, CorMatrix ECM Technology Symposium, 2010
  • “Surgical Management of PDA,” 8th Annual Neonatal ICU Developmental Care Conference, 2010
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease,” Caribbean Cardiac Society Meeting, 2009
  • “Reconstruction of the Heart and Pericardium with Decellularized Porcine Extracellular Matrix Scaffold: Human Application in Congenital Heart Disease,” 5th Annual World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, 2009
  • “Adult Congenital Disease: What Does the Adult Practitioner Need to Know?”, Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, 1st Annual Cardiovascular Symposium, 2009
  • “Congenital Heart Defects and Heart Failure,” AHA Quality Improvement Workshop in Stroke, Heart Failure and AMI, 2009
  • “Tissue Engineering in Congenital Heart Surgery,” Caribbean Cardiac Society, 2008

Media Credits
  • “Haitian Cardiac Patient,” NBC Channel 6 News, 2010
  • “Hollywood Hospital Gets High-Tech Ambulance,” South Florida Sun Sentinel, 2009
  • “JDCH Pediatric Transport,” WSVN Channel 7 News, 2009
  • “Cardiac Center Goes to Bat for Kids at JDCH,” South Florida Hospital News, 2008
  • “Pediatric Heart Transplants Among New Health Program Proposal,” South Florida Business Journal, 2008

Education

Education
  • Chicago Medical School, 1993
Residencies
  • Univ Of California Ucla School Of Medicine, 1997, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vanderbilt University Program, 2003, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Yale-New Haven Med Ctr Prog, 1995, Surgery
Fellowships
  • Children's Hospital @ Cleveland Clinic, 2003, Cardiac Surgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery

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