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

Women in Dentistry
Jul 22, 2021

Women in Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is taking deliberate steps to encourage more women to pursue the profession and create an environment where they feel welcome. Prospective students are drawn to flexible hours, service to the community, and opportunities to contribute in various fields including academia, science and research, organized dentistry, and advocacy.... Read More

Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
What’s in a Title? More Than Meets the Eye!
Jul 15, 2021

What’s in a Title? More Than Meets the Eye!

In our everyday verbal and written communications, the inconsistent use of professional titles for men and women has become a behavioral norm stemming from cultural, implicit, unconscious bias. We can individually and collectively take some simple but impactful steps to be intentional and consistent in how we address one another. The actions we take now to promote greater equity, diversity, and inclusion can have a profound effect on the future of the medical profession and patient care. ... Read More

Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
Leading Change in Medical Student Education
Jun 28, 2021

Leading Change in Medical Student Education

Since the School of Medicine organized a core group of medical education faculty in 2018, there has been a wonderful evolution among this highly-engaged community of educators. This month's virtual Core Educator Retreat was an opportunity to explore a broad range of topics aimed at improving the educational experience for students and faculty, recognize achievements, and reflect on our new vision for medical education. ... Read More

Pediatrics,Internal 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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