Departments: Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Divisions: General Pediatrics
- National Board of Medical Examiners
- American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
Kathleen McElligott, M.D. received her Medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and completed her pediatric residency and her adolescent medicine fellowship training at the University of Utah.Dr. McElligott is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She was the Director of the Teen Mother and Child Program which provided comprehensive health care for at risk pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children from 1987 to 2008. She provided medical care and support to thousands of young families along the Wasatch front. Dr. McElligott served as the Medical Director for Salt Lake County Youth Corrections providing care at the Salt Lake Valley Detention, Wasatch Youth, Genesis Youth, Decker Lake Youth, and Observation and Assessment Center from 1985-2009. She served on the Board of Directors for DDI Vantage (an early intervention program for disabled children) and the SIDS foundation Board.She has received numerous awards for her work with children and adolescents including the Planned Parenthood of Utah Community Service Award, Annette Cummings Community Service Award, YWCA of Salt Lake City Outstanding Achievement Award, Soroptomist of Salt Lake City Making a Difference for Women Award, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Founders of Adolescent Health Award for Community Leadership. She has received teaching awards from the Pediatric and the Psychiatry Triple Board residency programs.Dr. McElligott has an active private practice and teaches medical students and pediatric residents in the Pediatrics Clinic, Well Baby Nursery at the University of Utah, and at Primary Children's Medical Center.