Andrew Scott, Tufts Medical Center

Medical Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Team
Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Associate, Tufts School of Dental Medicine

Clinical Focus Areas

  • Pediatric ENT
  • cleft lip and palate surgery
  • vascular anomalies
  • neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis for airway obstruction
  • endoscopic and laser airway surgery
  • open airway surgery
  • EXIT procedures
  • otologic surgery including cochlear implantation, micrognathia, microtia

Andrew Scott, M.D.


Andrew Scott, MD, is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgeon at Tufts Medical Center. He is an assistant professor Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Scott is one of the only surgeons in New England who performs Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis, a surgical procedure to correct micrognathia, a birth defect which prevents babies from eating and breathing normally. He is also an active member of the American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.


  • Harvard Medical School
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Professional Memberships

  • Board-certified as “Diplomate”, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • Fellow, Triological Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Honors and Awards

  • 2021, “Top Doctor”, Boston Magazine
  • 2020, “Top Doctor”, Boston Magazine
  • 2018/2019, “Top Doctor”, Boston Magazine
  • 2019, Honor Award recipient, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • 2019, First place, pediatric poster presentation, Triological Society Combined Sections meeting
  • 2019, Second place, Pedsvideoto competition, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
  • 2018, First place, pediatric poster presentation, Triological Society Combined Sections meeting
  • 2018, Second place among posters, ASPO
  • 2018, Finalist, Pedsvideoto competition, ASPO
  • 2017, Second place, Pedsvideoto competition, ASPO
  • 2015, Castle-Connolly Top Doctors
  • 2015, Finalist in PedsVideoto competition, ASPO
  • 2015, Tufts Medical Center Research Travel Award
  • 2014, Werner D. Chasin, MD Excellence in teaching award
  • 2014, Third place, podium presentation (senior author), New England Otolaryngology Society (NEOS)
  • 2014, Honorable mention, Trilogical Society Fellowship Candidate’s Thesis
  • 2012, Interdisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Award, SENTAC, 2012 (Senior Author)
  • 2012, Second place, podium presentation, New England Otolaryngology Society (NEOS), Senior author of presentation
  • 2011, Named “a future leader in pediatric otolaryngology”, Robin T. Cotton Festshrift
  • 2011, Third place, podium presentation, New England Otolaryngology Society (NEOS), Senior author of presentation
  • 2010, First place, poster presentation, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • 2009, Chief Resident Teaching Award, Harvard Otolaryngology
  • 2009, Resident Travel Grant Award, Triological Society Combined Southern and Middle Section Meeting
  • 2007, Resident Travel Grant Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • 2003, Aesculapian Club – Harvard Medical School, elected member

Publications and National Presentations

  • Manayan R, Simmonds JS, and Scott AR. A posterior neck mass in a 7 month old infant. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019. Oct 17. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2861. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Compton RA, Scott AR. Use of the facelift incision for excision of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Oct;125:182-186. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.07.005. Epub 2019 Jul 10
  • Leu GR, Scott AR. A Standardized Care Pathway following Mandibular Distraction in Infants Less Than 3 Months of Age. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Nov;161(5):870-876. doi: 10.1177/0194599819863313. Epub 2019 Jul 23.
  • Scott AR, Compton RA. Mucosal Neuromas. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jul 18;381(3):e5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMicm1815549
  • Dionisio RG, Harb JL, Scott AR. Newborn With a Sublingual Mass. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Mar 1;145(3):278-279. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2568.
  • Karp E, Scott A, Martin K, Zavala H, Chinnadurai S, Roby B. Developing an Eye-Tracking Protocol to Determine Children’s Visual Perception of Secondary Cleft Lip Deformity. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Aug 12:1055665619868332. doi: 10.1177/1055665619868332. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Miller C, Bly R, Cofer S, Dahl JP, de Serres L, Goudy S, Hartzell L, Jabbour N, Kacmarysnki D, Macarthur C, Messner A, Milczuk H, Rastatter J, Swibel Rosenthal LH, Scott A, Tollefson T, Woolley A, Zdanski C, Zopf DA, Sie K. Multicenter Interrater Reliability in the Endoscopic Assessment of Velopharyngeal Function Using a Video Instruction Tool. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Apr;160(4):720-728. doi: 10.1177/0194599818822989. Epub 2019 Jan 15.
  • Simmonds JC, Hollis RJ, Tamberino RK, Vecchiotti MA, Scott AR. Comparing the real and perceived cost of adenotonsillectomy using time-driven activity-based costing. Laryngoscope. 2019 Jun;129(6):1347-1353. doi: 10.1002/lary.27648. Epub 2018 Dec 18.
  • Insalaco LF, Scott AR. Peripartum Management of Neonatal Pierre Robin Sequence. Clin Perinatol. 2018 Dec;45(4):717-735. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2018.07.009. Epub 2018 Aug 28
  • Scott AR, Boahene KD. A novel approach to columellar reconstruction in a child. Laryngoscope. 2018 Dec;128(12):2718-2720. doi: 10.1002/lary.27229. Epub 2018 May 4