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James F. Bale, Jr., M.D.

Vice Chair-Education, Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7575 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

James F. Bale, Jr., MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, has approximately 30 years of experience as a child neurologist. With advanced training and expertise in neurological infections, Dr. Bale specializes in infections of the nervous system, especially the infections that damage the developing nervous system, a group of conditions known as congenital infections. Dr. Bale also works closely with the team of physicians who care for children and adolescents with migraines and other types of headaches. Dr. Bale is the senior author of an illustrated textbook that describes the diagnosis and management of many conditions affecting the nervous system of infants, children and adolescents.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Neurology - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Neurology - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5691 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Administration
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

James F. Bale, Jr., MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, serves as the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics and the Director of the Categorical Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Bale is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Bale's clinical and research interests have focused on congenital infections, especially those due to cytomegalovirus, and for many years, he ran an NIH-funded laboratory that investigated the molecular epidemiology of cytomegalovirus infections in young children. Currently, his career focuses on the pediatric residency program and the educational needs of residents, fellows and faculty. During his 30 years in academic child neurology, Dr. Bale has published over 130 manuscripts and written more than 50 book chapters regarding clinical child neurology, neurologic infections, and pediatric education. He is the senior author of an illustrated textbook, The Color Handbook of Pediatric Neurology, that describes the diagnosis and management of many conditions affecting the nervous system of infants, children and adolescents. From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Bale served as President of the Child Neurology Society, and from 2010 to 2012 he served as Chair of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties, an organization devoted to the advancement of the pediatric subspecialties. He currently serves on the Certifying Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics and on the NST-1 study section of the NIH.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training University of Utah
Conflict Resolution
Certificate
Certification University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Physician Executive Leadership
Certification
Fellowship University of California San Francisco (VAMC)
Neurovirology
Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Neurology
Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Resident
Professional Medical University of Michigan
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Michigan Residential College
Zoology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Hobson WL, Bruse J, Bale JF J(2011)Creating Flexibility in Pediatric Resident Education.  Pediatrics Electronic Pages,

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