Peter Scal

Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty, School of Public Health
Faculty, Muscular Dystrophy Center, Paul and Sheila Wellstone
General Pediatric Physician


Peter Scal, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics. His work within the Division began in 1995 during medial school research rotation. He is currently undertaking a faculty development fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota/School of Public Health focusing on the systems of care for youth with chronic conditions and transition to adulthood (9/2003-8/2005). He completed a two-year fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics with an emphasis on both the prevention of risk behaviors among adolescents as well as the care for children and adolescents with chronic illness and disability. Prior to his fellowship, he completed Pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota.
Current research projects include an analysis of the factors influencing the adequacy of services meant to foster the transition of adolescent with special health care needs from pediatrics to adult oriented care as well as an analysis of the racial/ethnic disparities in the parent-provider interactions among parents of adolescents with special needs. He recently completed an evaluation of a curriculum for preparing pediatric residents to provide tobacco use prevention and cessation counseling to children, adolescents, and parents as well as analysis of the risk and protective factors for youth tobacco use.
Dr. Scal's clinical and teaching activities are focused at the St. Joseph's Home for Children Community Clinic where he is the Medical Director. St. Joseph's is a community based service center for the children of Hennepin County who are either in, or at risk for, out of home placement. Additionally he attends on the Academic General Pediatrics in-patient service.


PhD in Heath Policy and Management, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
MPH in Maternal and Child Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics and Adolescent Health,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctor", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



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