Dr. Scott W. Elton joined the Department of Neurosurgery in January 2013 to develop the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, where he developed an initial interest in pediatric neurosurgery. Following medical school, he trained in neurosurgery at the Ohio State University, with 14 months of his training spent in pediatric neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He spent an additional 12 months at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama during fellowship.
Dr. Elton has worked in both community and academic hospitals, in a wide variety of practices – private, academic, and corporate, in both Ohio and Arizona. He began and developed a practice of pediatric neurosurgery at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, quickly growing to three pediatric neurosurgeons and serving the entire state within four years. His educational interests lie in teaching residents and medical students, cost containment, and pragmatism in care. He has numerous clinical interests.
In his free time, Dr. Elton enjoys time with his family, in addition to interests in scuba diving and sailing.
Clinical Professor; Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Craniofacial disorders, Chiari malformations, tethered spinal cord disorders, spinal cord and brain tumors, the treatment of neurosurgical disorders of the brain and spine in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.
Fellowship - Pediatric Neurosurgery; Children's Hospital of Alabama, 2000-2001
Residency - Neurosurgery; Ohio State University Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Riverside Methodist Medical Center, 1995-2000
Internship - General Surgery; Ohio State University Medical Center, 1994-1995
M.D. - Medicine; University of Pittsburgh, 1994
M.S. - Physiology; Georgetown University, 1990
B.A. - Biology; Brandeis University, 1989
Pediatric Neurological Surgery - Board Certified, 2006
Neurological Surgery - Board Certified, 2005