John Scott, MD

John S. Scott, MD, Colonel, Army

Name: John S. Scott, MD, Colonel, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Data management

Office Phone: 
(703) 347-1972


BA, Princeton Univ, 1986
MD, USUHS, 1990


Colonel Scott is a pediatric cardiologist and board certified clinical informatics specialist with 27 years of experience in military medicine. His positions have included leadership roles in direct care pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, quality management, and information management. From January 2012 until July 2017 he was the Program Director for Clinical Informatics Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
In July of 2017 he began serving as Data Manager in the Defense Health Agency where he will lead a clinical analytics division in the newly established Plans and Strategy Directorate. The division's goal will be to enable the military health system to become a data driven high reliability organization.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Current: Data Management; Defense Health Agency, Plans and Strategy Directorate
  • 2012-2017: Informatics Policy AZdvisor; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
  • 2011-2012: CMIO, Joint Task Force Capital Medical
  • 2008-2011: CMIO, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • 1999-2005: Chief, Department of Pediatics, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center