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Alexis Benscoter, DO

  • Attending Physician, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


MD/DO: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME, 2006.

Residency: Pediatrics, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, 2009.

Fellowships: Hospital-based medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, 2010; Pediatric Critical Care, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2013; Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2010; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2014.


Cardiac critical care; critical care; CICU

Services and Specialties

Cardiac Intensive Care


Quality improvement and safety


Methylprednisolone for Heart Surgery in Infants - A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Hill, KD; Kannankeril, PJ; Jacobs, JP; Baldwin, HS; Jacobs, ML; O'Brien, SM; Bichel, DP; Graham, EM; Blasiole, B; Resheidat, A; et al. New England Journal of Medicine. 2022; 387:2138-2149.

Implementation of a 24-hour infection diagnosis protocol in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). Chitalia, RA; Benscoter, AL; Chlebowski, MM; Hart, KJ; Iliopoulos, I; Misfeldt, AM; Sawyer, JE; Alten, JA. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2022; 1-8.

SynCardia Temporary Total Artificial Heart: Single-Center Experience at a Children's Hospital. Perry, T; Morales, DL S; Villa, CR; Benscoter, A; Fields, K; Lorts, A. ASAIO Journal. 2022; 68:1379-1382.

Measurement of Cardiac Output Using an Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitor (USCOM) in Patients with Single-Ventricle Physiology. Koh, W; Schneider, KA; Zang, H; Batlivala, SP; Monteleone, MP; Benscoter, AL; Chlebowski, MM; Iliopoulos, ID; Cooper, DS. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022; 43:1205-1213.

Outcomes of Extracorporeal Life Support in Children with Meningococcal Septicemia: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Henry, BM; Benscoter, A; Perry, T; de Oliveira, MH S; Misfeldt, A; Cooper, DS. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. 2022.

Inferior and Superior Vena Cava Saturation Monitoring After Neonatal Cardiac Surgery. Law, MA; Benscoter, AL; Borasino, S; Dewan, M; Rahman, AK M F; Loomba, RS; Hock, KM; Alten, JA. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2022; 23:e347-e355.

Correlation among Hemolysis Biomarkers in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Ghaleb, S; Reagor, JA; Tarango, C; Benscoter, A; Smith, R; Byrnes, JW. Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology. 2021; 53:125-129.

Healthcare-Associated Infections. Benscoter, A; Brilli, R; Wheeler, D; Stalets, E. In: Zimmerman J; Rotta A, Ed. Fuhrman and Zimmerman's Pediatric Critical Care. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021.

Rationale and design of the STeroids to REduce Systemic inflammation after infant heart Surgery (STRESS) trial. Hill, KD; Baldwin, HS; Bichel, DP; Butts, RJ; Chamberlain, RC; Ellis, AM; Graham, EM; Hickerson, J; Hornik, CP; Jacobs, JP; et al. American Heart Journal. 2020; 220:192-202.

Health care-associated infections are associated with increased length of stay and cost but not mortality in children undergoing cardiac surgery. Tweddell, S; Loomba, RS; Cooper, DS; Benscoter, AL. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:785-790.

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