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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


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. 2023; 12:337-343.

Biomarker-based risk model to predict persistent multiple organ dysfunctions after congenital heart surgery: a prospective observational cohort study. Benscoter, AL; Alten, JA; Atreya, MR; Cooper, DS; Byrnes, JW; Nelson, DP; Ollberding, NJ; Wong, HR. Critical Care (UK). 2023; 27:193.

Spontaneous neonatal pulmonary arterial thrombosis - cases, mechanisms, and literature review. Abdelhafiz, A; Benscoter, AL; Batlivala, SP. Cardiology in the Young. 2023; 33:2452-2460.

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. 2023; 44:1300-1307.

PEDS7: Balloon Atrial Septostomy versus Left Atrial Cannulation for Left Heart Decompression in Children with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Perry, T; Greenberg, J; Cooper, D; Smith, R; Benscoter, A; Koh, W; Ryan, T; Lehenbauer, D; Zafar, F; Thiagarajan, R; et al. ASAIO Journal. 2023; 69:80.

Innovative Clinical Model in Managing Children with Refractory Lung Failure. Koh, W; Benscoter, A; Chlebowski, M; Cooper, D; Lehenbauer, D; Winlaw, D; Morales, D; Hayes, D. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2023; 42:s297-s298.

Outcomes of extracorporeal life support for respiratory failure in children with primary immunodeficiencies. Henry, BM; Benscoter, AL; de Oliveira, MH S; Vikse, J; Perry, T; Cooper, DS. Perfusion (United Kingdom). 2023; 38:37-43.

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. The New England journal of medicine. 2022; 387:2138-2149.

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.

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