John A. Scavone, M.D.

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John A. Scavone, M.D., is Chief of Anesthesia at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

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Full Biography

John A. Scavone, Chief of Anesthesia at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, is Board Certified in anesthesiology and has special expertise in pediatric and cardio-thoracic anesthesia. In addition, he has concentrated his clinical efforts in the care of patients undergoing orthopaedic and burn surgery and in the management of acute pediatric pain.A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Scavone’s work with children began during his Residency in 1976 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.

During this residency, he completed sub-specialty training in Pediatric Anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.Dr. Scavone was a medical doctor in the US Army and the recipient of the United States Army Medical Corps’ Army Commendation Medal and the Legion of Merit. From 1979 to 1991, Dr. Scavone practiced at Letterman Army Medical Center on the Presidio in San Francisco, where he served as Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia, Assistant Chief of Anesthesia, and then, in 1989, as Chief of Anesthesia and Director of the Anesthesiology Residency Program.Dr. Scavone’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the California Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, and the California Medical Association.

Education and Training

  • Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Residency, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Anesthesia
  • Residency, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pediatric Anesthesia

Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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