Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Section Chief, Obstetric Anesthesia
Clinical Director, Labor and Delivery
Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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
Neuraxial analgesia and labor outcomes
Epidural blood patch
Education and simulation
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.