N. Scott Adzick, MD – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Doctor

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N. Scott Adzick, MD, MMM, FACS, FAAP

Healthcare Professional
Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dr. Adzick is the C. Everett Koop Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Founder and Director of the Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. He also serves as CHOP’s Surgeon-in-Chief, Director of the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, and Professor of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Adzick earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and his pediatric surgery fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He holds a Masters of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Adzick is an active pediatric general and thoracic surgeon, and performs more than 400 operations a year. Much of his work is devoted to surgery in newborns including repairs for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, abdominal wall defects, lung lesions and other complex conditions affecting neonates.

N. Scott Adzick is a true innovator in the field of fetal medicine since its inception. He has dedicated his career to the pursuit of groundbreaking prenatal treatment for debilitating birth defects.


Representative Publications:

Surgical Management of Pediatric Thyroid Disease: Complication Rates After Thyroidectomy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia High-Volume Pediatric Thyroid Center

New Techniques in Fetal Surgery

Retroperitoneal Alimentary Tract Duplications Detected In Utero

Tracheostomy in Children With Emphasis on Home Care