The Next Generation of Leaders in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the University of Utah/Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) places each fellow in a well-designed clinical and research program emphasizing the skills needed for future academic success.

This clinical experience is complemented by instruction in research design and methods, leading to completion of original research projects.


The goal of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship program is to produce academically-oriented PEM physicians with superb clinical skills and the ability to expand the field's knowledge base. Over a three-year program, fellows acquire experience and skills to fulfill their maximal potential as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and administrator.

Primary Children's Hospital

Primary Children's Hospital is a high-acuity tertiary referral center for medical, surgical, and trauma care, with a case mix coming from large parts of six western states. PCH's 42-bed ED sees about 42,000 patients annually, 125 patients per day, and sits next to the 22-bed short-stay observation unit also overseen by our division.

Research, Policy, and Advocacy

Fellows' responsibilities center on resident teaching and patient care, but the division is also very active in research and is additionally involved in:

  • Pediatric transport
  • Trauma care
  • Resuscitation
  • Sedation
  • Injury prevention
  • Disaster management
  • Outreach
  • International health
  • Child advocacy

Staff from Diverse Fields

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine currently employs 18 BC/BE PEM physicians including:

  • Two MPH degrees and one MBA
  • One attorney with a teaching appointment at the University of Utah College of Law
  • Physicians with subspecialty training in child abuse and sports medicine
  • Two editors of Pediatric Emergency Care
  • One director of injury prevention and child advocacy


Joyce Soprano


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Program Director
Joyce Soprano, MD

Fellowship Program Manager
Jessie Skriner

Phone: 801-587-7435
Email: jessie.skriner@hsc.utah.edu