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 Intermountain West.

Latest News

Size Matters: Advance Could Increase Sensitivity of Liquid Biopsies
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

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

Welcoming A New Generation of Native Americans to Medicine and Research
Research, Education
Jun 06, 2016

Welcoming A New Generation of Native Americans to Medicine and Research

mentoring, inclusion, health disparities

With displays of traditional Native American dress and artifacts as reminders of their proud heritage, a group of bright, young students radiated optimism and excitement at the welcome dinner for the Native American Research Internship (NARI), held at the Natural History Museum of Utah. This year, the program is hosting students from 12 tribal nations, 12 states, and 18 universities. While many are newcomers, some have decided to return for their second and even third summers. NARI offers an opportunity for native students to encourage and explore interests in medicine and biomedical research, two fields in which Native Americans are the most underrepresented minority group.... Read More



Ed Clark, MD

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


Chris Stockmann

Chris Stockmann, Ph.D.

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.


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