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Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Chief, Section of Obstetric Anesthesia
Clinical Director, Labor and DeliveryS
Clinical Director, Labor and Delivery
Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


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.


Areas of Expertise

  • Obstetric Anesthesia

Medical Education

  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Languages Spoken

  • English