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Frank Scholl, MD

Frank Scholl, MD, FACS, FACC
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplant

Contact Information

1150 North 35 Avenue, Suite 575

Hollywood, Florida 33021

Phone 954-265-3437

Fax 954-983-5052


Dr. Scholl came to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in 2006 from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Director of the Cardiac Assist Device Program. Prior to that, he was Interim Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Under Dr. Scholl’s direction, the Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has seen significant growth in volume and complexity of cases. According to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the multidisciplinary team is caring for more acute conditions and has reduced mortality rates to among the lowest in the nation.

Dr. Scholl’s research interests include the repair of congenital heart defects and tissue regeneration using autologous tissue. He was invited to present research on Decellularized Porcine Extracellular Matrix Scaffold, Human Applications in Congenital Heart Surgery at the International Symposium on Congenital Cardiac Surgery in Japan and the Fifth World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Australia.

At Vanderbilt, his research concerned the development of a cardiac tissue bank for proteomic analysis of cardiac function, development and pathophysiology. He also shares a patent for an implantable pediatric ventricular assist device and is a reviewer for “The European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery,” “The Annals of Thoracic Surgery,” “World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery” and “Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery.”


Recent Articles

1. Schroder C, Scholl F, Daon E, Goodwin A, Frist WH, Roberts JR, Christian KG, Ninan M, Milstone AP, Loyd JE, Merrill WH, Pierson RN 3rd. A modified bronchial anastomosis technique for lung transplantation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003 Jun;75(6):1697-704.

2. Pretorius M, Scholl FG, McFarlane JA, Murphey LJ, Brown NJ : A Pilot Study Indicating That Bradykinin B2 Receptor Antagonism Attenuates Protamine-Related Hypotension After Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Nov;78(5):477-85.

3. Scholl FG, Webb D, Christian K, Drinkwater DC: Rapid Diagnosis of Cannula Migration by Cerebral Oximetry in Neonatal Arch Repair. Annals of Thoracic Surgery.2006 Jul;82(1):325-7

4. Smith HA, Canter JA, Christian KG, Drinkwater DC, Scholl FG, Christman BW, Rice GD, Barr FE, Summar ML: Nitric Oxide Precursors and Congenital Heart Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Oral Citrulline. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.2006Jul;132(1):58-65

Book Chapters

1. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Frank G. Scholl, Walter Merrill, In Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yang and Cameron eds.; Mosby, Inc. Philadelphia, PA 2004

2. Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Next Decade. Richard N. Pierson III, Frank G. Scholl, In Surgery in the Next Century, Mullholland, MW and Greenfield, L eds.; Milestone Publishing, Ann Arbor, 2004

3. Antegrade, Retrograde or Both?. Frank G. Scholl, Davis C. Drinkwater, In Modern Myocardial Protection, Ricci, M and Salerno, T eds.; Futura Pub Co. November, 2003

4. Evaluation and Technique of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy. Frank G. Scholl, Barbara K. Kinder, In Laparoscopic Surgery a Colloquium, Ronald Merrell, ed.; Springer-Verlag Inc. New York, NY USA 1998

5. Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure. Arie Blitz, Frank Scholl, Hillel Laks, In Heart Failure, Poole-Wilson, PA, Colucci, WS, Massie, BM, Chatterjee, K, Coats, AJS, eds.; Churchill Livingstone, NewYork, NY USA 1997