Lisa Samson-Fang, M.D.


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Child Psychiatry, General Pediatrics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Information

  • Salt Lake Clinic
    Bryner Pediatrics
    389 South 900 East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Academic Bio

Dr. Samson-Fang is a General and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at the University of Utah.

Dr. Samson-Fang completed undergraduate training at Washington University, medical school at Johns Hopkins University, pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship at the University of Virginia’s Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center. She began her appointment at University of Utah in the Department of Pediatrics in 1997 and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics.

Dr. Samson-Fang is board certified in General and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Her clinical practice provides primary health care focusing upon children with special health care needs in a medical home model. Additionally, she provides consultative support for children with a wide variety of developmental and behavioral concerns. She is a pediatric consultant for Shriner’s Intermountain West Orthopedic Hospital’s interdisciplinary and osteogenesis imperfect clinics and co-directs the Down Syndrome Clinic at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Samson-Fang was a participating in the North American Growth in Cerebral Palsy Project. She continues a clinical focus in the nutritional issues of children with neurodevelopmental disability. Additional academic interests include the medical treatment of children with osteogenesis imperfect and trisomy 21, and the role of the medical home in providing optimal health care to children with complex conditions. Currently she is participating in an American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in the Office study evaluating the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in treatment of childhood obesity.

Dr. Samson-Fang plays an active teaching role with regard to general pediatric and Developmental Behavioral pediatrics and provides teaching to medical students, pediatric/family practice, and psychiatry residents, and trainees in many other disciplines (e.g., physical/occupational therapy, psychology, social work, education) through her participation in the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program.

Dr. Samson-Fang is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ambulatory Pediatric Society, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Virginia KCRC
Developmental Pediatrics
Residency Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professional Medical Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Washington University
Biology and Chemistry