Featured Faculty

Guest Speaker

Mary E. Norton, MD

Mary E. Norton, MD

Title:  Professor and Division Chief

University of California, San Francisco 
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
David E. Thorburn, MD and Kate McKee Thorburn Endowed Chair in Perinatal Medicine and Genetics 

University of Utah Faculty

Peggy A. Norton, MD

Chief, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Peggy Norton, is a board certified, fellowship trained Urogynecologist, who treats women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. She is Chief of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Medical Director of the Pelvic Floor Center, a multidisciplinary center where women can be seen by physicians from urogynecolo... Read More

Research Interests: Genetic Pelvic Floor Disorders

Specialties: Female Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Postpartum Urogynecology, Prolapse, Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Fellowship: St. George's Hospital Medical School

Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University

Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School

Email: peggy.norton@hsc.utah.edu

Mark Dassel, MD

Mark W. Dassel, M.D. is an Assistant Professor and women's health provider, with a special interest in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Dassel received two B.S. degrees and an M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed an Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program at the Phoenix Integrated Residency in OB/GYN and a 2 year fello... Read More

Specialties: Endometriosis, Gynecological Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery, OB/Gyn, General, Obstetrics, Pelvic Pain, Women's Health, Women's Health, Women's Health

Fellowship: University of Louisville

Residency: Phoenix Integrated Residency in OB/GYN

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Email: mark.dassel@hsc.utah.edu

Erin A. S. Clark, MD

Division Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Erin A. S. Clark, MD, is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Utah Health. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the sub-specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  She specializes in managing high-risk pregnancies with a focus on women who have current or previous pregnancy complications, incl... Read More

Research Interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Related to Childbirth, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Prenatal Care, Preterm Birth, Puerperal Infection

Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Mayo Medical School

Email: erin.clark@hsc.utah.edu

Marisa R. Adelman, MD

Dr. Adelman is a women's health doctor that works as a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery consultant and obstetrician for the institution. Dr. Adelman’s clinical interests include cervical dysplasia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, symptomatic fibroid uteri, adnexal masses, and chronic pelvic pain. She provides medical and surgical tr... Read More

Specialties: Colposcopy, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, OB/Gyn, General, Obstetrics, Transgender Health, Women's Health, Women's Health, Women's Health

Fellowship: Scripps

Residency: Vanderbilt University

Medical School: University of Virginia

Email: u0840759@utah.edu

Erica B. Johnstone, MD

Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology

Erica B. Johnstone, M.D., M.H.S., is a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Johnstone clinical interests include reproductive endocrine disorders and all types of infertility, and she also works with hormonal disorders in children and adolescents. Her research interests in... Read More

Research Interests: Ovarian Aging, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Specialties: In Vitro Fertilization, In Vitro Fertilization, Menopause, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Transgender Health

Fellowship: University of California San Francisco

Residency: Duke University

Medical School: Duke University

Email: erica.johnstone@hsc.utah.edu

Paul R. Summers, MD

Paul R. Summers, M.D., is a women's health provider, providing obstetrical and gynecologic care in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Summers specializes in chronic yeast/bacterial infections, and genital skin disorders, but also provides general obstetrics and gynecology care. Dr. Summers received his Bachelor ... Read More

Research Interests: Chronic Yeast/ Bacterial Infections, Genital Skin Disorders, Post-Menopausal Skin Disorders

Specialties: Abnormal Pap Smear, Colposcopy, Gynecological Surgery, Gynecology, Infections in Women, Infectious Diseases, OB/Gyn, General, Obstetrics, Recurrent Yeast Infection, Venereal Diseases, Vulvar Disease and Irritation, Women's Health, Women's Health, Women's Health

Residency: Tulane Medical Center Hosp & Clinic

Medical School: University of Colorado

Email: paul.summers@hsc.utah.edu

Nathan Blue, MD

Nathan R. Blue, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies. As a Women’s Reproductive Health Research scholar, Dr. Blue is interested in studying the treatment of placental abnormalities, unanticipated pregnancy events, and fetal gr... Read More

Research Interests: Fetal Growth Restriction, Placental Insufficiency, Stillbirth

Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Preeclampsia/Hypertension in Pregnancy, Stillbirth

Fellowship: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Residency: Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Email: nathan.blue@hsc.utah.edu

Kathryn A. Maurer, MD

Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Kathryn Maurer, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She specializes in the treatment of gynecologic cancers and pre-cancers including ovarian, endometrial, cervical, and vulvar cancer. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic and robotic surgical ... Read More

Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology, Placenta Accreta

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Email: kathryn.maurer@hsc.utah.edu

Robert M. Silver, MD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Robert M. Silver, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center who joined the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division after completing his fellowship there in 1994. He is serving as the Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and as Co-Director of Labor and Delivery at the UUH... Read More

Research Interests: Cesarean Section, Immunologic Diseases, Medical Disorders in Pregnancy, Placenta Accreta, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Stillbirth, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

Specialties: Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Placenta Accreta, Recurrent Miscarriage

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania

Email: robert.silver@hsc.utah.edu

David K. Turok, MD, MPH, FACOG

Chief, Division of Family Planning

David Turok, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Practice. His areas of clinical interest and expertise include all aspects of women's healthcare, particularly family planning.... Read More

Specialties: Contraception and Family Planning, OB/Gyn, General, Women's Health, Women's Health, Women's Health

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Email: david.turok@hsc.utah.edu

D. Ware Branch, MD

Dr. Branch is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who treats high-risk pregnancy patients. He is internationally recognized for his research and focus on special interests within his specialty, including antiphosphilipid syndrome (APS), thrombotic disorders in pregnancy, and recurrent pregnancy loss. He has been in practice as a high-risk pregna... Read More

Research Interests: Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Pregnancy Complications, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Thrombotic Disorders in Pregnancy

Specialties: Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Placenta Accreta, Recurrent Miscarriage

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Medical College of Virginia Hospital

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia

Email: dwbranch@gmail.com

Howard T. Sharp, MD

Chief, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Howard T. Sharp, M.D. is an obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sharp provides women's health and has a special interest in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain, and is the head of the Pelvic Pain Clinic located in the Women’s Pelvic Care Center at UUHSC. His other clinical interests include... Read More

Specialties: Advanced Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Colposcopy, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecological Surgery, Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Menopause, OB/Gyn, General, Pelvic Pain, Postpartum Urogynecology, Robotic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Women's Health, Women's Health, Women's Health

Fellowship: Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Tulane University

Email: howard.sharp@hsc.utah.edu

James R. Scott, MD

James R. Scott, M.D. received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Iowa where he also completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Following a fellowship in Reproductive Immunology at the University of Texas, he returned to the University of Iowa as a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics a... Read More

Specialties: OB/Gyn, General

Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Fellowship: University of Iowa

Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Medical School: University of Iowa

Email: james.scott@hsc.utah.edu

Brett Einerson, MD, MPH, FACOG

Brett Einerson, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at University of Utah Health who specializes in high-risk pregnancies. His clinical interests include the management and treatment of placenta previa, vasa previa, and placenta accreta spectrum disorders along with various fetal genetic disorders. As a rese... Read More

Research Interests: Cesarean Section, Cost Effectiveness Analysis, Economics, Medical, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Placenta Accreta, Placenta Praevia, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Ultrasound

Specialties: Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Placenta Accreta, Recurrent Miscarriage, Women's Health, Women's Health, Women's Health

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Email: Brett.Einerson@hsc.utah.edu

M. Sean Esplin, MD

M. Sean Esplin, MD is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He joined the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division in 2000, after completion of his Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Espli... Read More

Research Interests: Inflammation in Preterm Birth, Molecular Genetics of Preterm Labor and Delivery, Obstetric Complications, Preterm Birth

Specialties: Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine

Email: Sean.Esplin@imail.org

Alexandra Grosvenor Eller, MD, MPH

Alexandra Grosvenor Eller, MD, MHP is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Eller completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah in 2008. Her areas of interest are preeclampsia, immunologic/hematologic... Read More

Research Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, immunologic/hematologic complications of pregnancy, infectious disease in preterm labor

Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Oregon Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Email: lexigrosvenor@gmail.com

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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Salt Lake City, UT 84132