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Barbara Scavone, MD

Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Section Chief, Obstetric Anesthesia

Clinical Director, Labor and Delivery

Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship

As a specialist in obstetric anesthesia, Barbara Scavone, MD, provides pain relief for labor and delivery, as well as anesthesia for surgical procedures such as cesarean delivery. She works with obstetricians and nurses to ensure that all patients are kept safe and comfortable.

Her research focus is on maternal safety, timing of epidural analgesia and relation to labor outcomes, postdural puncture headache, and epidural blood patch. She has received several awards for her research at national meetings, presented at approximately 100 meetings, published 12 articles, and contributed six book chapters.

Dr. Scavone is past president of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, and serves as a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Council on Patient Safety in Women's Healthcare and National Partnership for Maternal Safety.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Internship and Residency

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO


Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Language Spoken


Office Postal Address

Barbara Scavone, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Neuraxial anesthesia and labor outcomes
  • Epidural blood patch
  • Education and simulation

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Scavone’s publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.