Child Neurology Residency

Comprehensive Facilities

Pediatric neurology training occurs at Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) and the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics. These two hospitals are adjacent to each other and linked by a sky bridge.

Primary Children’s Hospital

Primary Children’s Hospital is a free-standing tertiary care children's hospital providing care to virtually all children in the Mountain West (Utah and parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Colorado).

PCH is a 320-bed children's hospital, including a 40-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit, 4 dedicated long-term video EEG monitoring rooms, and 6 portable EEG monitoring units. There is a clinical EEG lab staffed by EEG technicians, who are also available nights and weekends for urgent hospital cases.

Pediatric EMG/nerve conduction studies are performed by our pediatric neuromuscular subspecialists, on routine clinical and urgent basis as well.

The neurology team room is on the third floor of Primary Children's Hospital.

Eccles Outpatient Services Clinical Neurosciences Center

Pediatric neurology outpatient clinics are held at the Eccles Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Services and the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center (CNC). Both of these buildings are withing walking distance from Primary Children's Hospital and are connected by footbridges.

Riverton Outpatient Services

Residents have the option of attending pediatric neurology clinics through PCH Outpatient Services at our Riverton and Layton facilities where EEG and neuroimaging are also provided.

Diverse Faculty

The Division's faculty members have extensive subspecialty interests and expertise, including:

  • Neurological infections
  • Headache
  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Neuroimmunology/Multiple sclerosis
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Experimental neurophysiology
  • Neuromuscular disorders/neurogenetics
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Neurocritical care
  • Neonatal neurology

Residents rotate with these faculty as well as experts in affiliated pediatric subspecialties such as medical genetics, sleep medicine, neuroradiology, and neurosurgery on an elective basis.

Academic Opportunities

We encourage you to take advantage of the academic opportunities at the University of Utah during training. Particular strengths include neuroradiology, global health, child advocacy, and neurogenetics. We foster and support your interests and career goals.

Living in Salt Lake City

We also encourage you to take advantage of the close proximity to the great outdoors. Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics - skiing and snowboarding remains accessible and world-class.

Hiking, cycling, climbing are equally accessible in the warmer seasons. We are within driving distance of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many National Parks.

Cultural highlights of living in Salt Lake City include: the Sundance Film Festival, Ballet West, the internationally renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Red Butte Gardens, Broadway shows on tour at the Eccles Performing Arts Center and on-campus visiting performances at Kingsbury Hall (site of the 2020 United States Vice-Presidential debate).


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Residency Director
Meghan Candee, MD, M.Sc.
Phone: 801-213-7763
Email: meghan.candee@hsc.utah.edu

Academic Coordinator
Carol Wall
Phone: 801-585-5405
Email: neuro.residency@hsc.utah.edu