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Scott A. Rivkees, MD

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Department of Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine
1104 Newell Dr.
Gainesville, Florida, United States

Scott A. Rivkees is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Physician-In-Chief of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, part of UF Health, the university’s academic health center. He also serves as Academic Chair of pediatrics at Orlando Health and Pediatric Chair at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola.

Scott A. Rivkees earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1982. He completed his residency training and fellowships in pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

An internationally renowned expert on developmental biology and pediatric endocrinology, Dr. Rivkees leads a robust clinical and basic science research program. Key areas of study in his lab are the prevention of brain injury in premature infants, the effects of adenosine on the developing embryo, circadian biology and thyroid diseases. His work with pediatric thyroid disease has led to new treatment guidelines in thyroid cancer and Graves’ disease worldwide. 


Representative Publications:

Long-Term Growth in Juvenile Acquired Hypothyroidism: The Failure to Achieve Normal Adult Stature

Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis: Management Guidelines of The American Thyroid Association and American Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists

2016 American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis