Division of Pediatric Surgery

Mission of the Division

"The child first and always" is the motto and the motivating spirit within the Primary Children's Hospital. This ideal is embraced and considered a professional commitment by the pediatric surgeons.

The division is committed to the following goals:

  1. To provide the highest level of surgical care for children that can be attained with present-day knowledge and techniques
  2. To provide a pediatric surgery training experience for general surgical residents with the goals of developing
    1. Competence in management of common surgical problems in children
    2. Recognition of the complex pediatric surgical problems that require referral to a pediatric surgical specialty center
  3. To maintain interest, faculty involvement, and financial support of clinical and basic science research related to the surgical problems of children

Latest News

Teen Surgery for Pectus Excavatum
Mar 01, 2019

Teen Surgery for Pectus Excavatum

pediatric surgery, pectus excavatum

When Brock Jones took his shirt off at a pool party with some friends last summer, he didn’t think twice about his sunken chest cavity—until a friend pointed it out. “Why is there a big hole in your chest?” Brock’s friend asked in front of everyone at the party. He looked down and then compared his chest with his friends; nobody else’s chest looked anything like Brock’s. ... Read More


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Primary Children's Hospital
100 North Mario Capecchi Dr., Ste 3800
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone(801) 662-2950


Utah Fetal Center

Tonya Duke, Fetal Program Manager
Phone: 1-844-MY-FETAL (844-693-3825)
More Info: www.utahfetal.org


Utah Pediatric Trauma Network

Kris Hansen, Coordinator
Phone: 801-662-2990
More Infowww.utahptn.org


Colorectal Center

Dr. Michael Rollins

IBD Center

Phone: 801-662-2950
Dr. Scott Short

Hillary Torres, FNP-C