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Department of Pediatrics

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.


Our Mission

Improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care.


Our Vision

Caring for children, caring for their future


Department Chair

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

Chief Administrative Director

Michael R. Rogers, MBA
Chief Administrative Director, Department of Pediatrics

Primary Children's Hospital

Primary Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the United States. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, our hospital is focused on providing the best care for more than 1 million children living in a 400,000 square-mile service area.

Our 289-bed facility is a Level I pediatric trauma center and cares for children with complex illness and injury, including organ transplants and complex birth defects. Our hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system, and the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Utah, School of Medicine

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.

Edward B. Clark Endowed Lectureship in Health System Sciences

Chris Stockmann Memorial Scholarship Fund

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.

Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Upcoming Events

April 23, 2024

Occupational Trauma and Grief Peer Support Group

Each meeting we will take a moment to honor patients who have died in the preceding 2 weeks, and then will be ...

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April 25, 2024

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Overview, Presented by:, -Casey Mehrhoff, DO, MS; Division of Pediatric ...

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April 25, 2024

John Carey Foundation Series - Fellows & New Faculty

This CME series provides junior faculty and fellows with a common core curriculum in clinical excellence and ...

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