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Dan Benscoter, DO


  • Director, Pediatric Home Ventilator Program
  • Director, Transitional Care Center
  • Medical Director, Division of Respiratory Care
  • Board Certified
I want my aerodigestive disorder patient families to know that I communicate with every member of their child's care team. Together we develop a comprehensive treatment plan. I take the time to make sure my patient families understand the results of tests and know the next steps in a child’s evaluation and treatment.

About

Biography

As a pediatric pulmonologist, I believe in partnering with families to decide the best individualized therapy for each child. I work as part of a multidisciplinary team and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of complex airway and aerodigestive disorders. I also treat children with long-term tracheostomy and ventilator dependence.

I want my aerodigestive disorder patient families to know that I communicate with every member of their child's care team. Together we develop a comprehensive treatment plan. I take the time to make sure my patient families understand the results of tests and know the next steps in a child’s evaluation and treatment.

As part of the home ventilator program team, I help families to ensure their child can breathe comfortably. We constantly assess the child’s need for ventilation at home.

I always wanted to work with families to improve the overall health of their children, especially by helping their children breathe comfortably. These families, who take such great care of their children, no matter how complex their medical needs, inspire me.

My research focuses on improving care and safety for children with tracheostomies and at-home ventilators. I am part of a team developing new life-like models to simulate flexible bronchoscopy to teach doctors to perform the procedure on children.

I’m honored to be named one of Cincinnati's Top Doctors by Cincinnati Magazine from 2017 to 2020.

When I’m not at work, I spend as much time as I can with my wife and two young sons. A favorite activity with my boys is playing with toy cars and garbage trucks. I enjoy running, biking, backpacking and hiking.

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Publications

Improving Home Ventilator Alarm Use Among Children Requiring Chronic Mechanical Ventilation. Pajor, NM; Kaiser, ML; Brinker, ME; Mullen, LA; Schuler, CL; Hart, CK; Britto, MT; Torres-Silva, CA; Hysinger, EB; Amin, RS; et al. Pediatrics. 2022; 149.

Utility of polysomnography for management of chronic invasive mechanical ventilation in children. Gurbani, N; Benscoter, D; Torres-Silva, C; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2022; 57:560-566.

The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Time to Decannulation Among Children With Tracheostomies. Smith, MM; Hart, CK; Benscoter, DT; Epperson, M; de Alarcon, A; Born, H; Meinzen-Derr, J. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2021; 165:876-880.

A Description of Children Dependent on Long Term Ventilation via Tracheostomy and Their Hospital Resource Use. Giambra, BK; Mangeot, C; Benscoter, DT; Britto, MT. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2021; 61:96-101.

Pediatric flexible airway endoscopy training during a pandemic and beyond: Bending the curve. Leong, A; Benscoter, D; Brewington, J; Torres-Silva, C; Wood, RE. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56:1386-1388.

A novel behavioral health program for family caregivers of children admitted to a transitional chronic ventilator unit. Borschuk, AP; Williams, SE; McClure, JM; Kendall, M; Mack, L; Coleman, M; Gurbani, N; Benscoter, D; Amin, R; Stark, LJ. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56:1635-1643.

Flexible Bronchoscopic Thrombus Cryoextraction in a Neonate on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Brewington, JJ; Benscoter, DT; Torres-Silva, CA; McHendry, CM; Lim, FY; Cortezzo, DM E; Hysinger, EB. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 203:633-635.

Differences in Flexible and Rigid Bronchoscopy for Assessment of Tracheomalacia. Hysinger, EB; Hart, CK; Burg, G; De Alarcon, A; Benscoter, D. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:201-204.

Bronchial Thermoplasty. Zak, S; Benscoter, D; Castro, M; Guilbert, TW. Diagnostic and Interventional Bronchoscopy in Children. 2021.

Aspiration. Burg, G; Benscoter, D. Diagnostic and Interventional Bronchoscopy in Children. 2021.

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