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Lynne M. Kerr, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7575 PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 587-7575 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Shriners Hospital for Children
Pediatric Neurology
Fairfax Road & Virginia
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Bio

Dr. Kerr attended Yale University for her undergraduate education and there became interested in the complexities of the nervous system. She majored in neurolinguistics before going on to obtain her PhD in physiology at the University of Virginia. She moved to Utah to do a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr Doju Yoshikami in the Department of Biology. During that time she became increasingly interested in clinical aspects of central nervous system function and so chose to go on to medical school at the University of Utah. She did her pediatric internship and residency and then her neurology residency at the University of Utah. Between starting medical school and finishing her neurology residency, Dr Kerr had four children. Dr Kerr is particularly interested in working with children with chronic conditions and their families. As part of this focus, she has worked on the Medical Home Portal, a website for primary care providers and families of children with special health care needs. Also reflecting this interest, Dr Kerr has served on numerous community boards and is currently a Clinical Advisory Board member of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation and on the Community Board for the Salt Lake Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Dr Kerr volunteered for a Youthlinc trip to Yanamono, Peru in 2006 where she helped supervise college and nursing students in a small village on the Amazon. In addition to helping the students with their presentations to the villagers regarding public and personal health topics, she was also able to see patients in a unique setting along the river. A highlight of the trip was being led in a traditional goodbye dance by the local shaman who was simultaneously singing, chain smoking, and dancing, all with equal enthusiasm!

Research and clinical interests include quality improvement and headache evaluation and treatment. Dr Kerr is the neurologist for the Spina Bifida Clinic and is part of the pediatric neurology Headache Clinic. She also sees patients at Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Dr Kerr’s hobbies include hiking these incredible mountains, playing piano, and traveling anywhere in the world.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Neurology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Child/Adol)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Quality Improvement
  • Headache Disorders

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Neurology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Child/Adol)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7575 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Kerr received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine after receiving her PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Virginia. She then completed her Pediatric and Neurology (Child/Adolescent) residencies at the University of Utah. She has been a physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City and the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in the division of pediatric neurology. She also was the pediatric neurologist for the Child Development Clinic at CSHCN, Department of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah.

She is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Primary Children´s Medical Center. She is very interested in helping families of children with special health care needs negotiate primary and subspecialty care. She is involved in the Medical Home Portal, a website (www.medicalhomeportal.org) for primary care physicians and families of children with special health care needs, and is the “Physician Champion” for the Medical Home Demonstration Project (CHIPRA) for the division of pediatric neurology. She is also on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Neurology
Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah
Biology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Virginia
Physiology
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Yale University
Biology
B.A.
Undergraduate Mount Holyoke College

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