the doctors of pediatric surgery

Division of
Pediatric Surgery

Mission of the Division

"The child first and always" is the motto and the motivating spirit within the Primary Children's Hospital. This ideal is embraced and considered a professional commitment by the pediatric surgeons.

The division is committed to the following goals:

  1. To provide the highest level of surgical care for children that can be attained with present-day knowledge and techniques
  2. To provide a pediatric surgery training experience for general surgical residents with the goals of developing
    1. Competence in management of common surgical problems in children
    2. Recognition of the complex pediatric surgical problems that require referral to a pediatric surgical specialty center
  3. To maintain interest, faculty involvement, and financial support of clinical and basic science research related to the surgical problems of children

History of Pediatric Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Utah was formally established in July 1971 with the recruitment of Dr. Dale G. Johnson, formerly an Assistant Professor from the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Staff Surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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