Scott W. Gatlin, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
A native of Conway, Dr. Gatlin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and then his M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics from Arkansas Children's Hospital. He then stayed at Arkansas Children's Hospital to serve as a Chief Resident for his pediatric program. His fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology and an additional year of sub-specialty training in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care was then completed in Atlanta at Emory University/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
After practicing in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Gatlin joined Arkansas Children's Hospital as faculty in August of 2019. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Gatlin's primary interests are in pediatric cardiac critical care, quality improvement, clinical cardiology, and medical education.
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The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for the management of this complex group of patients.
The extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the most advanced in the nation. The ECLS program incorporates cutting edge technology with the highest level of teamwork to provide life-saving support for the most critically ill children. At Arkansas Children's Hospital, ECLS includes the use of both ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and VAD (ventricular assist device) support.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.