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Kajsa Vlasic

Kajsa Vlasic, MD

  • About Me

    I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and spent my earliest years living in Botswana before relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah. Being raised by multinational parents allowed me the opportunity to spend time with my mother’s family in Sweden during my summer breaks while calling the Wasatch Front home during the school year. I received an Honors B.A. in English at the University of Utah and then stayed to complete my medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. During my time at the University of Utah I worked part-time as the clinical research coordinator for the Division of Emergency Medicine and found incredible mentorship in the field of global health that fostered my academic interest in under-resourced maternal-child health efforts – with my early research experiences based in West Africa, the remote Himalaya of Nepal and India. I completed pediatric residency training in the vibrant community of North Philadelphia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where I learned to view inner-city health disparities through a global health lens and fostered my clinical interest in pediatric emergency care. I am incredibly honored to be returning to Primary Children’s Hospital for the next stage of my training while introducing my partner to the beauty of the Intermountain West.


    Global health, under-resourced pediatric trauma, social influences of health and health disparities, narrative medicine


    Skiing, trail running, hiking, reading, traveling, listening to live music


    It was an easy choice to come back to Salt Lake for fellowship! I know training at Primary Children’s is the opportunity of a lifetime – taking care of the children and families of the Intermountain West at a level 1 pediatric trauma center, learning from top-of-the-field clinician educators and working at an institution with a strong dedication to local health efforts as well as global health education. I can’t wait to rekindle old friendships and relationships with mentors from my time in medical school while making new ones as a fellow, too. I also look forward to filling my time away from the hospital playing in the foothills, chasing fresh powder in the winter and escaping to the desert of Southern Utah when I can.


    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Bachelor of Arts: University of Utah

    Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

    Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania