Barbara Scavone, M.D.

Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Section Chief, Obstetric Anesthesia
Clinical Director, Labor and Delivery
Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 834-8847

Training

B.A. - 1978 - 1982
University of Illinois - Urbana, Illinois USA - Biology

B.S. - 1978 - 1982
University of Illinois - Urbana, Illinois USA - Psychology

M.D. - 1983 - 1987
Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, Missouri USA

Internship - 1987 - 1988
Barnes-Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, Missouri USA - Medicine

Residency - 1989 - 1992
Barnes-Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, Missouri USA - Anesthesia

Clinical Interests

Obstetric anesthesia

Academic Interests

Obstetric anesthesia
Neuraxial analgesia and labor outcomes
Epidural blood patch
Education and simulation

Recent Publications

Scavone BM, Toledo P, Higgins N, Wojciechowski K, McCarthy RJ: A randomized trial of the impact of simulation based training on resident performance during a simulated obstetric anesthesia emergency. Simul Healthcare 2010; 5:320-24.

Scavone BM, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA, Sullivan JT: The influence of time of day of administration on duration of opioid labor analgesia. Anesth Analg 2010; 111:486-91.

Cambic CR, Scavone BM, McCarthy RJ, Eisenberg P, Sanchez EM, Sullivan JT: A retrospective study of positive antibody screens at delivery in Rh-negative parturients. Can J Anaesth 2010; 57:811-16.

Sullivan JT, Grobman WA, Bauchat JR, Grouper S, Scavone BM, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA: A randomized controlled trial of the impact of combined spinal-epidural analgesia on the success of external cephalic version for breech delivery. IJOA 2009; 18:328- 334.

Wong CA, McCarthy RJ, Sullivan JT, Scavone BM, Gerber SE, Yaghmour EA: Early compared with late neuraxial analgesia in nulliparous labor induction: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2009; 113:1066-74

Scavone BM, Sproviero MT, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA, Sullivan JT, Siddall VJ, Wade LD: Development of an objective scoring system for measurement of resident performance on the human patient simulator. Anesthesiology 2006; 105:260-6.

Wong CA, Scavone BM, Peaceman AM, McCarthy RJ, Sullivan JT, Diaz NT, Yaghmour E, Marcus RL, Sherwani SS, Sproviero MT, Yilmaz M, Patel R, Robles C, Grouper S: The risk of cesarean delivery with neuraxial analgesia given early versus late in labor. NEJM 2005; 352:655-65.

Scavone BM, Wong CA, Sullivan JT, Yaghmour E, Sherwani SS, McCarthy RJ: Efficacy of a prophylactic epidural blood patch in preventing post dural puncture headache in parturients after inadvertent dural puncture. Anesthesiology 2004; 101:1422-7.