Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, will join University of Utah Health as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, effective June 4, 2018. Giardino will replace Edward B. Clark, MD who has served in that role since 1996. ... Read MorePediatrics
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 Mountain West.
Marking World AIDS Day: U of U Health to Provide Free HIV-Prevention Meds & Counseling Starting January
Utah will soon be home to one of the only free HIV prevention clinics in the U.S., and it all started with a plucky medical student named Jorgen Madsen. Starting in January, everyone — whether they have insurance or not — will have access through University of Utah Health to a game-changing medication-based HIV prevention strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP), which earned FDA approval in 2012 and has been shown to be more than 90% effective at preventing HIV.... Read MorePediatrics,Internal Medicine
Kurt Albertine, Ph.D., professor in Pediatrics at University of Utah Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).... Read MorePediatrics
Carrie Byington, MD, whose world-class work as a clinician researcher in pediatric infectious disease, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). ... Read MorePediatrics
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but did test positive for other tropical, mosquito-borne viral infections, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. ... Read MorePediatrics
A University of Utah-led nationwide clinical trial will test a novel approach to combat hearing loss in children infected by a relatively unknown virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV). ... Read MoreSurgery,Pediatrics