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 310 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.

Latest News

Newborn Screening in Utah Identifies First Baby Born with GAMT
Dec 30, 2020

Newborn Screening in Utah Identifies First Baby Born with GAMT

Pediatrics, research news, newborn screening, medical genetics, genomics

In December 2020, Utah’s Newborn Screening Program identified the first patient with Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase (GAMT) deficiency solely through newborn screening. GAMT deficiency is an inherited condition that affects the body’s ability to produce creatine. Without creatine, the body is unable to use and store energy resulting in severe neurological problems including intellectual disability, limited speech development, recurrent seizures, autistic-like behavior, and involuntary movements.... Read More

Developing More Women for Senior Leadership at Academic Health Centers
Oct 22, 2020

Developing More Women for Senior Leadership at Academic Health Centers

Nancy Murphy, MD, and Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, successfully completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, a competitive fellowship aimed at increasing the number and impact of women in academic leadership positions in the health sciences. U of U Health continues its commitment to having as many women as possible participate in this national program.... Read More

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Population Health Sciences,Pediatrics
Responding to Childcare Needs During COVID-19
Aug 11, 2020

Responding to Childcare Needs During COVID-19


We recognize the struggle many working parents face during this pandemic. Supporting the childcare needs of our employees is an urgent priority and critically important to the core missions of our institution. As we develop solutions, we hope everyone will share their anonymous feedback to help us know how to best direct time and resources to these unique challenges.... Read More

Biochemistry,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine



Angelo P. Giardino, MD PhD 
University of Utah Medical Group
Chair, Department of Pediatrics




Karen F. Buchi, MD
University of Utah Medical Group
Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics



Michael R. Rogers, MBA
Chief Administrative Director, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Ed Clark

Dr. Edward B. Clark, M.D.

Join us in celebrating an exceptional faculty member with a gift to the Dr. Edward B. Clark Endowed Lectureship in Health System Sciences.


Dr. Edward B. Clark Endowed Lectureship in Health System Sciences

Chris Stockmann

Chris Stockmann, PhD

You can donate to an endowed scholarship fund that will be used to foster the development of talented students who share Chris's goal of improving the lives of children.


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