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 assists in the transition of patients from pediatric CHD programs to ensure there is no lapse in care.
Every day at Arkansas Children’s Heart Institute, we strive for excellence, and our outcomes prove it. Under the direction of nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Brian Reemtsen, the Heart Institute achieved a remarkable 100% surgical survival rate last year, including transplants.
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