Department of Pediatrics

Mission: Improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care.

Vision: Caring for children, caring for their future.

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics. Founded in 1943, we are the second largest department in the University of Utah School Of Medicine and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. There are 270 faculty members in the department with a fairly equal distribution of men and women, and we have the greatest number of tenured female faculty in the School of Medicine.

The department is comprised of 22 medical divisions and programs operating in conjunction with four key enterprises: education, research, clinical, and academic. Divisions provide a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty pediatric services for children throughout the Mountain West.

Latest News

A Quiet Man, Towering Scholar and Gifted Physician: John M. Opitz, M.D., Awarded Federal Decoration from Republic of Germany
Clinical, Research
Dec 03, 2016

A Quiet Man, Towering Scholar and Gifted Physician: John M. Opitz, M.D., Awarded Federal Decoration from Republic of Germany

children's health, pediatrics

On Dec. 3, 2016, in a ceremony in Salt Lake City, John M. Opitz, M.D., received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany – also called the Bundesverdienstkreuz (BVK) or Federal Cross of Merit – the only national decoration awarded by the German government. The award recognizes those who have had a profound impact on building the relationships between Germany and other nations. ... Read More

Pediatrics
Size Matters: Advance Could Increase Sensitivity of Liquid Biopsies
Research
Jul 18, 2016

Size Matters: Advance Could Increase Sensitivity of Liquid Biopsies

A University of Utah School of Medicine-led study reports an advance that could increase the accuracy of liquid biopsies. The blood test monitors cancer progression by detecting pieces of circulating tumor DNA, but results can be obscured by abundant DNA from healthy cells. The research published in PLOS Genetics shows that the two types of DNA fragments are typically differently sized in cancer patients, a property that can be exploited to enhance the test’s sensitivity. ... Read More

Pediatrics
Clinical
Jul 15, 2016

University of Utah Health Care and Primary Children’s Hospital named “Center of Excellence” for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network

The University of Utah Allergies and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic located at Primary Children’s Hospital has joined the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) clinical network and was named a “Center of Excellence” by the organization earlier this week. FARE is the leading nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies. Its clinical network, which now comprises 28 centers of excellence across the country, is dedicated to changing the face of food allergy care and is the only collaborative network of its kind.... Read More

Pediatrics

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Ed Clark, MD

Edward B. Clark, MD 
Wilma T. Gibson Presidential Professor
Associate Vice President of Clinical Affairs
President, University of Utah Medical Group
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

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Chris Stockmann

Chris Stockmann, PhD

You can donate to an endowed scholarship fund that will be used to foster the development of talented students who share Chris's goal of improving the lives of children.

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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