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Elizabeth R. Gargaro

Elizabeth R. Gargaro, MD

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Pediatrics , Adjunct - Psychiatry

Divisions: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)

Elizabeth Gargaro, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), earned her medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her Triple Board Residency (Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) at the University of Utah. In her final year, she served as Chief Resident and coordinated the Triple Board/Post-Pediatric Portal Program Summit, a national conference for Triple Board and PPPP trainees and alumni.

Dr. Gargaro was drawn to Triple Board by its emphasis on the intersection between physical and mental health. During training, she sought opportunities to hone her skills providing mental health care in a primary care setting, consulting with primary care providers, and navigating complex systems/diagnoses. Her clinical interests include collaborative care, medical education, systems-based practice, and eating disorders. Board certified in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Gargaro is delighted to be a member of the department and the clinical faculty at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute where she works at the interface between physical and mental health care.

Education History

Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Chief Resident
University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical University of Michigan Medical School
Owens Community College
Professional Medical University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
University of Georgia

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Keeshin BR, Bryant BJ, Gargaro ER (2021). Emotional Dysregulation: A Trauma-Informed Approach. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am.


  1. Steele JS, Gargaro ER (09/2021). Medical Home Portal: Foster Care. Co-wrote updated module on special considerations for managing the health of children in foster care for Medical Home Portal, a national reference site for primary care pediatricians operated by the University of Utah.  [Web]. Available: