Program Directors & Faculty

Program Directors

Howard Colman, MD, PhD

Howard Colman, MD, PhD, has multiple clinical interests including the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, and the diagnosis and management of neurologic complications of cancer. His clinical research is focused on the development and testing of new therapies for brain tumors. His laboratory interests include the identification of mole... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, Brain Tumors, General Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Spinal Cord Tumors

Fellowship: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine

Joe S. Mendez, MD

Joe Mendez, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah and an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He specializes in Neuro-Oncology with a focus on treating patients with gliomas, primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), and metastatic disease to the central nervous system. Dr. Mendez... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, Brain Tumors, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Spinal Cord Tumors

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Faculty

Randy L. Jensen, MD, PhD

Dr. Randy Jensen specializes in Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Neuro Trauma and Neurocritical Care. He has a particular emphasis using preoperative imaging, intraoperative navigation, intraoperative cortical mapping and intraoperative MRI to maximize tumor resection and minimize surgical complications. He treats patients with mali... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Radiosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Fellowship: University of Utah Healthcare, Academy of Health Science Educators

Residency: Loyola University of Chicago

Medical School: University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine

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Anna C. Beck, MD

Anna Beck, MD, is director of Supportive Oncology and Survivorship and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). She is a professor, and Director of the University Supportive and Palliative Care Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine.medical oncologyBeck’s areas of interest are end-of-life care, communication skil... Read More

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Nicholas Shawn Whipple, MD, MPH

Nicholas Whipple, MD, MPH, received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, MS. After completing his pediatric residency at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, Dr. Whipple completed 3 years of fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and 1 year of... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Fellowship: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Fellowship: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Qinwen Mao, MD, PhD

Specialties: Pathology, Anatomical

Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Medical School: Fourth Military Medical University

Medical School: Fourth Military Medical University

Andrew T. Dailey, MD

Chief, Spine Section

Andrew T. Dailey, MD is a Professor of Neurosurgery as well as an Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah, where he serves as Chief of the Spine Division in the Department of Neurosurgery.  He received his medical training at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed his n... Read More

Specialties: Back, Degenerative Spine Surgery, Disc Herniation, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neuro Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spinal Reconstructive Procedures, Spinal Stenosis, Spine, Spine Arthroplasty, Spine Evaluation, Spine Instability, Spine Surgery, Spine Trauma, Spondylolisthesis, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Fellowship: University of Washington

Residency: University of Washington

Medical School: Columbia University

Contact Us

Program Director
Howard Colman, MD, PhD
Email: Howard.colman@hci.utah.edu
Department of Neurosurgery
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Assistant Program Director/Curriculum Director
Joe Mendez, MD
Email: Joe.mendez@hci.utah.edu
Department of Neurosurgery
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Program Administrator
Calee Hulet
Email: Calee.hulet@hci.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-4024
2000 Circle of Hope Salt Lake City, UT 84112