Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

36 Patient Ratings
23 Patient Comments

Joseph R. Sherbotie, M.D.



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Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7609 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Sherbotie received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, completed his pediatric residency at Brown University, and completed his pediatric nephrology fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sherbotie spent the next 7 years as a practicing academic pediatric nephrologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia before accepting his current position is a pediatric nephrologist in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Sherbotie and his colleagues actively treat pediatric and adolescent patients with a variety of kidney diseases, hypertension, and renal failure. They supervise provision of all types of acute and chronic dialysis and plasmapheresis, Care for children and adolescents before, during, and after renal transplantation is offered. They provide these services over a broad geographic area, including parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming as well as Utah.

Dr. Sherbotie is presently Associate Professor of Pediatrics (clinical) at the University of Utah in the division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension. He is medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Renal Transplantation Program at Primary Children's Medical Center, and was previously medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Dialysis Program at the University of Utah. He has been in active board member of the local organ procurement organization. He has served for an extended time on the Pediatric Residency Selection Committee for the Department of Pediatrics, as well as other academic and hospital committees. He is active in educating other health care providers. In addition, Dr. Sherbotie is active in facilitating education and clinical program development in pediatric nephrology in developing countries.

Dr. Sherbotie’s clinical and research interests are inter-related and include management of hypertension in children and adolescents, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, renal and solid organ transplantation and related immunologic processes, and successful transition from pediatrics/adolescent to adult care settings for young patients with chronic kidney disease including renal transplantation.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 03, 2014

I really appreciate the way I am included in the conversation about my child's care

December 04, 2013

I love these doctors - they are great to work with. The rest of the staff is great, too.

November 14, 2013

Dr. Sherbotie is very caring and informative. He listens to and answers our questions.

November 02, 2013

Dr. Sherbotie is the best there is. We have 2 kids that regularly see him and he is good with the kids and includes us in the treatment plan every time. He explains things clearly, asks questions, and gets our feedback. We know many other people seeing other doctors for the same problem, who aren't doing as well. We will never switch to another provider.

November 02, 2013

We love Dr. Sherbotie! He's friendly and very knowledgeable, and includes us, the parents, in all decisions. He has kept our kids healthy when others couldn't.

June 10, 2013

Great doctor. Would recommend to anyone

June 10, 2013

So knowledgeable. Would recommend him to anyone

May 13, 2013

The Dr was very wonderful. He spoke in terms I could understand. He showed me exactly what I needed to know. He didn't force me into any decisions. He gave me all the paperwork needed for future appointments. And above all he was very caring, polite and soft with my child.

April 19, 2013

Compassionate Dr who we are very comfortable with.

March 29, 2013

We love Dr. Sherbotie! he has great bedside manner and is very knowledgeable.

March 29, 2013

Dr. Sherbotie is amazing. I know other people with the same condition as my kids who are frustrated with their care or aren't as healthy. Dr. Sherbotie has always known what care is best for our kids and they have been healthy and happy because of it. We won't ever see a different nephrologist!

March 25, 2013

We love Dr. Sherbotie. He has a very calming influence in what could be a stressful appointment.

October 12, 2012

Dr. Sherbotie and his staff were excellent!

October 05, 2012

Dr Sherboti is an excellent Dr with an excellent manner with his patient.

September 10, 2012

We appreciate the extra time that Dr. Sherbotie spent talking with us about transplant procedures.

July 31, 2012

Already have recommended Sherbotie/Debra Sandt to others especially those with the same condition as my daughter.

July 30, 2012

Debbie has always been great to work with.

July 13, 2012

Dr. Sherbotie and the resident that worked with us were amazing. They put my son at ease through his exam. They spent the time needed with us to understand what was happening and what our options were. We drove from Utah County to be seen by Dr. Sherbotie

June 29, 2012

We were skeptical to even go through with the appointment based on what we had heard from someone elses opinion but were pleasantly surprised. He is a great doctor and I'm glad I still went to the appointment. My children will keep seeing him, he is exactly what we need.

June 15, 2012

I was very impressed. I had heard some questionable things about him that made me leery about seeing him, but I love his approach to things and will have my children continue seeing him.

April 25, 2012

Dr Scherbotie was excellent

January 10, 2012

I ended up seeing Doctor Sherbotie for the appointment instead of the Deborah Sandt, this part was filled out with him in mind in regards to this appointment.

January 10, 2012

I liked the fact that he interacted well with my son especially let him talk, etc. He took time to listen to our concerns.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-3599 Williams Building
Pediatric Nephrology
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Sherbotie received his undergraduate degree in Biology at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and subsequently received his MD degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Postgraduate training in Pediatrics occurred at Brown University, and fellowship training in Pediatric Nephrology (clinical and research) occurred at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently Associate Professor (clinical) in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine.

Research interests of Dr. Sherbotie since completing fellowship training has been primarily clinical. Projects have included participation in a number of multicenter antihypertenisive trials in children and adolescents, methods of providing dialysis (acute, chronic, and continuous) treatments to children and adolescents, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics of immunosuppressive agents used in solid organ transplantation, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of antiviral medications to prevent opportunistic infections in pediatric patients after solid organ transplants, relationship of polyomavirus (BK virus) to renal neoplasm after renal transplantation, hemolytic uremic syndrome (shiga toxin associated and atypical), and successful transition from pediatrics/adolescent to adult care settings for young patients with chronic kidney disease including renal transplantation.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Nephrology
Research Fellow Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research in Pediatric Nephrology
Research Fellow
Residency Rhode Island Hospital
Professional Medical Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate Saint Joseph's University


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