Scott M. Bradfield, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I’m a pediatric oncologist (cancer specialist) based at the Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville. I’m a triathlete, married with three children, with an interest in finding ways to constantly improve cancer care for children. We returned to Florida, my home state, after travelling the country to complete my medical training.

Why I Treat Children

While I was growing up, my mother worked in an OB/GYN office, so I always said I wanted to do the same ""because I love to work with kids."" At that time, nobody explained to me that OB/GYNs treat women and it’s really pediatricians who treat kids. By medical school, it was clear pediatrics was what I was interested in.

What I'm Passionate About

I love the personal interactions with families during some of their happiest and also most difficult times. I find the clinical aspects and science behind oncology fascinating.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I specialize in cancer care for children and try to find ways to improve the care they receive. I am currently leading the expansion of our treatment protocols for relapsed disease so patients can have more aggressive options if their cancer returns.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Seattle Children's Hospital, 2003

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical, 2000

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

Research Activities

I am the Principal Investigator nationally for a study examining the prevention of neurotoxicity in oncology patients treated with vincristine. The 6-year study will close soon, and the pending results will be very important in helping doctors improve cancer care for children.

Medical Interests

  • Minimal residual disease
  • Palliative care
  • Research into solid tumors
  • Safety and quality improvement
  • Sarcoma research
  • Symptom management and comfort
  • Teaching general oncology

  • Modern Therapy for Spinal and Paraspinal Ewing Sarcoma: An Update of the University of Florida Experience.; International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics; (2022).

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  • Modern Therapy for Chest Wall Ewing Sarcoma: An Update of the University of Florida Experience.; International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics; (2022).

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  • A phase I study of irinotecan and temozolomide with bevacizumab in children with recurrent/refractory central nervous system tumors; Child's Nervous System; (2022).

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  • Proton radiotherapy for infant rhabdomyosarcoma: Rethinking young age as an adverse prognostic factor.; Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; (2021).

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  • SARS-CoV-2 in Childhood Cancer in 2020: A Disease of Disparities.; Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; (2021).

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  • Outcomes Following Proton Therapy for Group III Pelvic Rhabdomyosarcoma.; International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics; (2020).

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  • Treatment Outcomes After Proton Therapy for Ewing Sarcoma of the Pelvis.; International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics; (2020).

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  • Pleuropulmonary blastoma-like peritoneal sarcoma: a newly described malignancy associated with biallelic DICER1 pathogenic variation.; Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc; (2020).

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  • Outcomes following proton therapy for Ewing sarcoma of the cranium and skull base.; Pediatric blood & cancer; (2019).

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  • 45 GyRBE for group III orbital embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma.; Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden); (2019).

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  • Intravenous and Oral Posaconazole Pharmacokinetics in a Five-Year-Old With Mucor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.; The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG; (2019).

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  • Esophagitis associated with multimodality management of pediatric Ewing sarcoma of thorax.; Pediatric blood & cancer; (2018).

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  • False Lung Metastasis: Concurrent Ewing Sarcoma and Minimally Invasive Adenocarcinoma.; Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology; (2018).

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  • Eliciting parental values and preferences in the medical decision-making process.; The American journal of bioethics : AJOB; (2015).

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  • Glutamic acid not beneficial for the prevention of vincristine neurotoxicity in children with cancer.; Pediatric blood & cancer; (2014).

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  • Comparison of pharmacokinetics and safety of voriconazole intravenous-to-oral switch in immunocompromised children and healthy adults.; Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy; (2011).

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  • "STOP"-ping harm: when is state intervention justified?; Pediatric blood & cancer; (2010).

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  • When is state intervention justified? An ethics consult gone bad.; Pediatric blood & cancer; (2010).

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  • Topotecan by 21-day continuous infusion in children with relapsed or refractory solid tumors: a Children's Oncology Group study.; Pediatric blood & cancer; (2006).

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  • Fractionated low-dose radiotherapy after myeloablative stem cell transplantation for local control in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.; Cancer; (2004).

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  • Graft-versus-leukemia effect in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: the importance of tumor burden and early detection.; Leukemia; (2004).

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  • Prolonged survival after invasive aspergillosis: a single-institution review of 11 cases.; Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology; (2003).

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