Scott A Rivkees

Scott A Rivkees, M.D.

Professor

Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE
Business Phone: (352) 273-9001
Business Email: srivkees@ufl.edu

About Scott A Rivkees

Scott A. Rivkees, MD, earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1982. He completed his residency training and fellowships in pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Prior to joining the University of Florida, he served as a professor and associate chair of pediatrics for research at the Yale University School of Medicine. He also led the department’s section on developmental endocrinology and biology and served as director of the Yale Child Health Research Center and the Yale Pediatric Thyroid Center. Prior to joining Yale in 1996, he held appointments at Harvard Medical School and Indiana University. 

An internationally renowned expert on developmental biology and pediatric endocrinology, Dr. Rivkees leads a robust clinical and basic science research program. Key areas of study in his lab are the prevention of brain injury in premature infants, the effects of adenosine on the developing embryo, circadian biology and thyroid diseases. In 2009, he detected a safety problem with a common thyroid medication. One in 2,000 children who were on the medication were going into liver failure or dying each year, and his discovery led to global changes in medical practice. 

A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he has been named one of America’s Best Doctors® as well as one of America’s Top Pediatricians and one of New York’s Best Doctors. His work with pediatric thyroid disease has led to new treatment guidelines in thyroid cancer and Graves’ disease worldwide. 

Dr. Rivkees received the George H. Cook Distinguished Alumnus Award from Rutgers University and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and to be a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on pediatric issues. 

Dr. Rivkees has more than 280 publications and continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health for more than 26 years. 

Accomplishments

Keynote Speaker Award
2010 · Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrine
Keynote Speaker
2010 · 40th Jahrestagung der Section Schilddruse
Invited Speaker
2010 · 42nd Nobel Symposium
Special Symposium Visiting Professor
2009 · unknown
Medscape No. 1 Endocrine News Story and Alert
2009 · unknown
Distinguished Alumnus Award
2008 · University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Honorary Degree
2005 · Yale University
George H. Cook Distinguished Alumnus Award
2005 · Rutgers University
Named "One of America's Top Pediatricians"
2002 · unknown
Expert for Children and Families Subcommittee
2002 · US Senate

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
Areas of Interest
  • Graves disease
  • Thyroid diseases

Research Profile

Dr. Rivkees developed a research program that is focused in three major areas: circadian biology, adenosinergic influences on brain injury of prematurity and the discovery of novel pediatric diagnostics and therapeutics. He discovered that the biological clock of preterm infants is responsive to low intensity lighting, leading to new treatment practices for preterm infants. He discovered that A1 adenosine receptor activation induces periventricular white matter injury (PWMI)-the most common neurological disorder affecting premature infants.  He has recently discovered adverse effects on body composition and heart function related to prenatal caffeine exposure, findings reported widely in the press.   Recently, he started a new research program aimed at the development of novel pediatric diagnostics and therapeutics.  Moist recently the Rivkees laboratory has begun to focus on the risks and adverse events associated with Graves’ disease therapy in children and during during pregnancy.

Areas of Interest
  • Prevention of Brain Injury
  • Circadian Biology
  • Developmental Endocrinology
  • Thyroid Diseases

Publications

2019 Pediatric research
2016 Journal of endocrinological investigation
2016 FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
2015 American journal of physiology. Cell physiology
2014 American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology
2014 Birth defects research. Part B, Developmental and reproductive toxicology
2014 International journal of pediatric endocrinology
2013 FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
2012 Birth Defects Research Part A-Clinical and Molecular Teratology
2012 Birth Defects Research Part A-Clinical and Molecular Teratology
2012 Birth Defects Research Part A-Clinical and Molecular Teratology
2011 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2011 Hormone research in paediatrics
2011 Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
2011 Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
2011 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2010 Hormone research in paediatrics
2010 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2010 International journal of pediatric endocrinology
2010 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2010 International journal of pediatric endocrinology
2009 International journal of pediatric endocrinology
2009 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2009 The New England journal of medicine
2009 FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
2008 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2008 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2008 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2008 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2008 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2008 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2008 Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology
2008 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2008 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2007 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2006 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2005 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2005 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society
2003 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2003 Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists
2003 Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists
2003 Pediatric endocrinology reviews : PER
2003 Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
2003 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
2002 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
2001 Current drug targets. Immune, endocrine and metabolic disorders
2001 American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology
2001 Molecular genetics and metabolism
2001 Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists
2000 The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
2000 Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists
2000 Seminars in perinatology
1999 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
1997 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
1997 Pediatric clinics of North America
1995 Brain research. Developmental brain research
1992 Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.)
1992 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
1989 The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
1989 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
1988 The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience

Grants

Jun 2020 ACTIVE
STTR Phase 2 – Prevention of White Matter Injury in Premature Infants
MEDOSOME BIOTEC · Principal Investigator
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
STTR – Development of a Novel Therapeutic for Hyperthyroidism
MEDOSOME BIOTEC · Principal Investigator
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Employee interchange agreement by and between the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Health
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
May 2019 – Apr 2020
Prevention of White Matter Injury in Premature Infants
MEDOSOME BIOTEC · Principal Investigator
Jan 2018 ACTIVE
Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC)
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Project Manager
Jan 2018 – Feb 2019
DOH CMS Integrated Care System-Title XIX Jan 2018 – Jun 2019
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Oct 2017 – Dec 2017
Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC) Data Systems at the University of Florida. Continuation of PR10099791.
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Principal Investigator
Jul 2017 – Dec 2017
Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC)
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Principal Investigator
Jul 2016 – Feb 2019
CMS Integrated care system – title XXI
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Principal Investigator
Jul 2016 – Jun 2017
Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC)
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Principal Investigator
Oct 2015 – Jun 2019
Early Steps Data System Operation (ESDS)
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Project Manager
Sep 2015 – Sep 2016
DISCOVERY OF OLIGODENDROCYTE STIMULATORS
MEDOSOME BIOTEC · Principal Investigator
Aug 2015 – Jul 2016
Radioactive Iodide therapy of pediatric graves disease
US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN · Principal Investigator
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Program
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC)
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Principal Investigator
Feb 2015 – Jun 2019
MED 164 – Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers Prog
AGCY FOR HLTH CARE ADMN · Project Manager
Jan 2015 – Dec 2019
Pediatric Salary Support Fund – Srivastava Lab
UF FOU · Project Manager
Jul 2014 – Dec 2017
DOH CMS Integrated Care System-Title XIX
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Aug 2013 – Jun 2016
CMS Integrated Care System – Title XXI
FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Principal Investigator
Aug 2012 ACTIVE
New Areas of Research
UF FOU · Project Manager
Jan 2012 – Jul 2018
Radioactive Iodide Therapy of Pediatric Graves' Disease
US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN · Principal Investigator
Jul 2011 – Jun 2017
CMN Pediatric Research Award
SHANDS CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK · Principal Investigator
Jan 2011 – Jun 2016
Genetics/Newborn/Cystic Fibrosis Screening
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Nov 2010 – Sep 2016
CMS Disease Management Program – Pulmonary
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Jul 2007 ACTIVE
DOH/CMS Admin Fee Supporting Dept of Pediatrics
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RESEARCH · Project Manager
May 1990 – Jun 2017
SHANDS TEACHING HOSPITAL TELETHON AWARD PROGRAM
UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Principal Investigator

Education

Residency – Pediatric Endocrinology
1987 · Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency – Pediatrics
1985 · Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Degree
1982 · University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Bachelor of Science
1978 · Rutgers University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9001
Emails:
Business:
srivkees@ufl.edu