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Robert M. Ward, M.D.

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Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 507-7000 Intermountain Medical Center
5121 Cottonwood Street
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 662-4100 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 581-2745 University Hospital
Newborn Intensive Care Unit
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Robert Ward, MD is director of the Pediatric Pharmacology Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an attending neonatologist. He conducts studies of medications in pediatric patients and coordinates a group of clinical coordinators who assist other faculty with medication trials. His current studies involve analgesia in newborns and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as well as airway drug metabolism and its potential impact on asthma treatment in children.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor (Clinical)
Pharmacology and Toxicology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Neonatology
Board Certification American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Neo-Peri)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Erythropoietin
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Narcotics
  • Methadone
  • Narcotic Antagonists
  • Pharmacology, Clinical
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Analgesics

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor (Clinical)
Pharmacology and Toxicology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Neonatology
Board Certification American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Neo-Peri)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7503 Williams Building
Pediatric Administration
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Robert Ward, MD is director of the Pediatric Pharmacology Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an attending neonatologist. He conducts studies of medications in pediatric patients and coordinates a group of clinical coordinators who assist other faculty with medication trials. His current studies involve analgesia in newborns and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as well as airway drug metabolism and its potential impact on asthma treatment in children.

Dr. Ward's research focuses on perinatal, neonatal and pediatric pharmacology as well as fetal urinary tract obstruction. Early studies focused on treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and developmental cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology. From 1989-1997, he served as medical director of the Primary Children's Medical Center NICU. From 1997-2001, he chaired the AAP Committee on Drugs and participated in the drafting of the FDA Modernization Act, the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act. Since 1999, he has directed the University of Utah Pediatric Pharmacology Program that has coordinated over 70 pediatric studies of all classes of medications in over 900 pediatric patients by over 100 pediatric faculty. From 2003-2009, he served as PI for one of 13 U. S. sites in the NICHD Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit network. His clinical studies in newborns have ranged from the kinetics of antimicrobials to the effectiveness and safety of proton pump inhibitors to the developmental pharmacology of narcotic analgesics. Along with Steven Kern, PhD and Ralph Lugo, PharmD, he helped design studies of inositol for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Minnesota Hospitals
Neonatology
Fellow
Fellowship University of Minnesota
Pharmacology
Fellow
Residency University of Minnesota Hospitals
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Minnesota
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical Johns Hopkins University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Southern Methodist University
Chemistry
B.S.

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