Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

161 Patient Ratings
191 Patient Comments

Kathleen B. Digre, M.D.

Interim Chief, Division of Sleep and Movement Disorders

Chief, Division of Headache and Neuro-Ophthalmology

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

161 Patient Ratings
191 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Imaging and Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 581-2352
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Kathleen B. Digre, MD, specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and headache and practices at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She evaluates and treats complex visual complaints which can be due to optic nerve or brain disease. Dr. Digre sees patients with complex neuro-ophthalmic disorders such as papilledema, photophobia, visual loss, and diplopia. She also treats migraine headaches and other unusual headache disorders. She is listed in Best Doctors in America.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Professor
Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Headache and Neuro-Ophthalmology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
Federal Licensing Examination

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.

January 14, 2017

you and your staff are awesome

January 13, 2017

Dr. Digre is the best doctor, without exception, that I have ever had.

January 09, 2017

I was extremely pleased with the resident I saw as well as the doctor. Both listened to what I had to say and then made sure that they understood what I had told them. I am so impressed.

January 08, 2017

five star service

December 24, 2016

Dr. Digre showed extreme concern about my condition and getting the appropriate staff involved to assist in the diagnosis.

December 21, 2016


December 12, 2016

the treatment and concern couldn't have been better

December 09, 2016

She's the best headache doctor in the world.

November 27, 2016

Dr. Digre is excellent and I have been impressed with the doctors who assist her. I learn from the teaching that Dr. Digre does in the exam room with the doctor. The only negative I have is the time commitment to for these appointments.

November 07, 2016

Curious about the ability and the ease of being able to submit follow-up questions. There was a lot of information to absorb.

November 07, 2016

Dr Digre went above and beyond to see me in clinic outside of normal hours for an acute problem.

November 06, 2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Digre as my specialist to address my serious health issues with respect to my headaches/migraines and my Post-Polio issues.

October 31, 2016

we have worked with Dr. Digre and have every confidence in her but never have been treated so badly by the staff in the office as we were at our last visit. appalling

October 18, 2016

Very understanding and compationate.

October 16, 2016

I left feeling more confused than when I came in

September 28, 2016

Dr Diegre and her staff are simply awesome. Most optimistic, most proactive, care I have received in the University of Utah system

September 17, 2016

Excellent. Well staffed, trained office help, and excellent assistants helping Dr. Moore.

September 16, 2016

Everyone was awesome

August 17, 2016

Dr. Digre is an outstanding doctor with excellent diagnostic intuition and intelligence in forming a treatment plan. She is truly one in a million.

August 12, 2016

Awesome experience overall. I'm in hopes the plan works, but it's nicertainly to know we have backups to our backups.

August 08, 2016

Dr. Digre is a very knowledgeable and helpful physician. I am fortunate to receive her services.

August 08, 2016

We were grateful to all the staff for the care we received.

August 06, 2016

I have enjoyed and benefited greatly from my visits here. The staff are all great!

July 31, 2016

I have been a patient of Dr. Digre's for over 20 years. She is the consumate professional. I continue to be in awe of the information that she carries at her fingertips, and how deftly she applies it. I never leave our visit without feeling taken care of and well informed. A kind and compassionate physician.

July 27, 2016

Dr. Digree is aboout as good as it gets

June 29, 2016


June 27, 2016

was concerned and very helpful

June 24, 2016

Dr Digre and staff are my last hope! so grateful to be seen by them

June 22, 2016

Dr Digre is one of my favorite providers. She's very intelligent, knowledgeable, and concerned about my health. I love my annual visit with her and she's very responsive via MyChart as well.

June 08, 2016

Dr. Digre is wonderful as always. She talks to me intelligently, listens to my input and concerns, and clearly and concisely takes and delivers information. Thank you.

May 31, 2016

Dr Digre was very energetic in wanting to help me. She genuinely cares about her patients getting their lives back to normal. She listens and believes me when I explain my symptoms.

May 29, 2016

Knowing Dr. Digre was having a busy day, I felt like I should hurry with my visit. She put me at ease wanting to do a careful rundown of anything that could be contributing to my pain or relief from pain. She is extraordinary and so helpful and so caring. She always wants to make my pain levels go down even further.

May 15, 2016

Excellent experience

May 08, 2016

Dr disagree is Awesome

April 26, 2016

great care by all

March 28, 2016

Perhaps the best doctor I have ever seen

March 04, 2016

Dr. Digre reassured me concerning a few worries I had.

February 22, 2016

I really trust Dr. Degree and Irina is the BEST (PA)

February 19, 2016

The amount of time I spent with the Doctor was amazing. In the 8 years I've been going to specialist I have never felt so assured that I was in the right place

February 15, 2016

I never leave with unanswered questions or any concerns.

February 01, 2016

Dr. Digre is awesome and amazing!!! I have a lot of doctor's and she is right up there at the top and one of my favorites. She always listens to me and treats me really, really well! She is just the best at what she does. And she always comes in the exam room and says my name and shakes my hand and treats me like a person and not a number.

January 17, 2016

Dr. Degree and Irina Krikova are the BEST!

December 14, 2015

Other Doctors could take lessons from Dr. Digri

December 13, 2015

Showed care, concern and patience.

December 07, 2015

I love Dr. Digre, she is a people person and a very good doctor.

December 05, 2015

Dr. Digre is amazing! So thorough and friendly. I'm lucky to have her helping me.

December 04, 2015

Dr. Digree made migraines understandable for my husband! Better than marriage counseling. She helped me understand that there is hope for change in my headaches. Best Dr. appointment I've ever had. I felt listened too. Thank you!

November 30, 2015


November 20, 2015

I Love Dr. Digre and would recommend her to anyone! The wait time and how long you are visiting at the office is so, so long.

November 18, 2015

Any time spent with Dr. Degree is very helpful, as she is always understanding and kind and full of good suggestions.

October 26, 2015

Both Dr. Digre and her assistant were great. Total confidence in both of them.

October 26, 2015

Dr. Digre was wonderful. She was very thorough and knowledgable. I felt confident that I'll get through my double vision problem given enough time.

October 20, 2015

Dr. Digre is just plain awesome! She always takes such great care of me!

October 01, 2015

I have been impressed with the quality of care I have received.

September 13, 2015

I felt like she truly cared

September 02, 2015

Dr Digree is truly sensational!! her expertise is valued and trusted as a patient, She delivers world class care and I am truly grateful to have her as my Doctor. She is very precise and has excellent knowledge as to what will help her patients the most. HOORAY for the finest in all the land..the U is soo fortunate to have Dr Digree...she is by far the BEST of the very BEST!!

August 30, 2015

I had an excellent experience and am already doing better after only a few weeks.

August 25, 2015

Dr. Digre made me feel more confident in knowing that there were more options to treating my illness. Was very satisfied with her.

August 22, 2015

I cannot praise Dr. Degre enough. I am so glad she is a part of my health care team.

August 20, 2015

Everyone was exceptional

August 18, 2015

pls see previous comments. I have complete confidence and trust in Dr Digre and she always involves me in decisions about my treatment. On this visit she spent extra time with me but didn't seem rushed.

August 11, 2015

Dr. Digre is absolutely the BEST! She always makes a plan with me as well as a backup plan! I feel very lucky that I am able to see her!!

August 10, 2015


August 10, 2015


August 06, 2015

Dr. Digre is very knowledgeable and patient as she listens to the patients concerns and gives them the option. She is also very good at answering others questions as well.

August 03, 2015

Both Dr. Hanson and Dr. Digre were amazing. Unfortunately, I've spent a lot of time with doctors and specialists lately. These ladies were, by far, the best care providers I've ever seen.

July 26, 2015

As compared the the Hospital we were first at and our experience at The Moran Center, it was night and day in the positive for the Moran Center. They were very attentive, they gave us good information and testing, and felt they were concerned.

July 20, 2015

I have already recommended Dr. Digre.

July 11, 2015


May 12, 2015

brilliant physician.

May 08, 2015

We were impressed and loved Dr. degree. She was concerned and helpful.

April 21, 2015

It is rare & few that a patient will encounter a genuine caring physician. Dr. Digre went above & beyond. She treated me with care, compassion, & with the up most respect.

April 16, 2015

I have all ready expressed my amazement and admiration to others regarding my experience with Dr. Digre and staff.

April 13, 2015

Dr Digre was wonderful! We felt safe and secure in her care and left the office feeling very satisfied and well cared for.

April 12, 2015

From this appointment I felt my medical issues were validated. I finally felt I belonged in this clinic and my problems were taken seriously.

April 09, 2015

We have already recommended you to all we know that you are the ones to get the very best treatment for any eye problems.

March 29, 2015

Wonderful. Absolutely amazing experience. I felt validated in my concerns and I felt like I was given concrete direction to problem solve MANY different areas of concern. I appreciated the integrated approach.

March 15, 2015

My medical issue has been ongoing for 17-18 years and I see Dr. Digre for a checkup every few years. Each time I come Ann and the rest of her staff are very courteous and handle my checkup with ease and efficiency. They inform me if there are any changes, which luckily so far there haven't been, and they make sure I understand everything it is that they are doing.

March 11, 2015

Dr. Digre is awesome: equal parts courtesy & professional expertise. There's a reason she's had the reputation as the best headache doc in Utah for decades.

March 08, 2015

I've been seeing Dr. Digre for a long time. She's the best in her field, in my opinion and has saved my eyesight!

February 23, 2015


February 23, 2015

Dr. Digre was very helpful and very kind. She has an excellent bedside manner. She made sure she answered all of our questions and told us to come back if our issue was not resolved.

February 23, 2015

Awesome experience

February 19, 2015

I could not speak highly enough of Dr. Digre. She changed my life for the better as she helps me with chronic pain.

February 03, 2015

Dr. Digre and Reuben and the other two students were great. Very professional and they all showed genuine concern for me and my conditions.

January 24, 2015

Dr. Degree is an amazing Doctor and I am blessed to have her in my life.

January 22, 2015

The Physician's Assistant that came in before the Dr. to analyze my condition didn't introduce himself and was a little abrupt. I know there are time restraints, but I felt he could have taken the time to introduce himself and tell us what he was doing. The Dr. is excellent in introducing all involved and making sure I understood what she was telling me. She gave me instruction sheets to take home to help me remember what I needed to do and she included my husband in the decisions we made. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Digre. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a headache specialist.

January 17, 2015

This is the best thing I have eve done... Coming tosee Dr. Digre!!! I am so grateful for the time and concern she expressed to me as a patient. I really felt like she cared, listened and wanted to help me! No doctor has ever made me feel like that before.

January 10, 2015

She spent a great deal of time with me getting my full history, examining me, and talking to me about my care plan. She did not seem rushed, and I felt well cared for.

December 16, 2014

Dr. Digre is absolutely wonderful in the way she can balance making me as a patient feel comfortable and still give her students the attention they need

December 15, 2014

Dr. Digre and staff are the best!

December 01, 2014

Dr Digre has been a blessing in controlling my migraines and quality of life.

November 26, 2014

Dr. Digre is awesome! She is just the very, very best!!!

November 21, 2014

Dr. Digre and her staff is very helpful.

November 14, 2014

My eyes were dilated then the doctor spent 30 seconds going over my treatment options and lack thereof. Good thing I can see the paper that you're explaining...

November 09, 2014

I spent a great deal of time with Dr. Choi and Dr. Digre, both are so amazing and positive. I have always learned so much from Dr. Digre and Dr. Choi was so positive and I do realize how lucky I am to have such extraordinary care.

October 17, 2014

Dr Digre, Dr Chow sp? and Patricia were all very professional and caring. The only comment I would make is that it got a little faced paced at the end of Dr Digre exam and didn't get all my questions on the table. Also, I didn't get much feedback re vision correction exam and internal eye exam. I can follow up on MyChart I suppose. I'd also like to get more clarification on timing and amount of prednisone consumption.

October 05, 2014

I love this staff they were very helpful. Dr Degree is the best.

October 01, 2014


September 13, 2014

An appointment with Dr. Digree is always pleasant with her staff as well as herself. Everyone very professional and friendly and knowledgeable of their position.

September 03, 2014

I really appreciate how they take the time to listen to you as well

August 27, 2014

Dr Digre is so pleasant and helpful regarding my Meds. and treatment. I am doing much better on the new meds.

August 22, 2014


August 18, 2014


January 31, 2014

Dr. Digre is WONDERFUL!!!

January 17, 2014

Dr. Digre is an astoundingly good physician. She is a scientist and an artist.

January 10, 2014

I can only say - Excellence describes this physician.

December 27, 2013

We felt very well taken care of at the clinic, everyone was friendly and helpful and re-answered questions as necessary.

December 22, 2013

Dr Digre is the most thorough, interested and attentive Dr. ever! She listens and is compassionate. She has a real zest for what she does and is a great teacher as well.

December 06, 2013

As always, Dr. Digree with wonderful, caring and helpful. She is my security blanket!!!

November 30, 2013

I waited five hours to see the doctor, I was the last patient of the day so when most of my time with the dr was spent with her going over my medical info with the resident and little of it was going over the plan for the future made me feel like maybe she just wanted to go home.

November 27, 2013

Very impressed with all care providers that assisted me that day. All seemed very confident in what they were doing and how they went about diagnosing the problem(s).

November 20, 2013

Dr. Digre is a cut-above her counterparts. I am grateful for her time and attention.

November 18, 2013

Appreciated the experience background of Dr. Digre and her evident concern for the patient.

November 18, 2013


November 16, 2013

Dr. Digre is extremely caring and kind. Compared to other doctors she has produced miracles in managing my migraines. She is able to take complex scenarios snd conditions and make order out of them. Dr. Digre is the best.

November 14, 2013

Dr. Digre is great !

November 12, 2013

You can't improve on perfect!

October 01, 2013

I still feel really unsure about my daughter's condition and her future.

September 30, 2013

Dr. Degrie was considerate of my concern to not 1st use drugs but find alternative ways to help my brain heal. She was very nice.

August 27, 2013


August 26, 2013

Dr. Digre and her assistant were outstanding.

August 16, 2013

Follow up care was not discussed. I like the online connection offered to stay in touch with the doctor with questions or concerns. Very re-assuring.

August 05, 2013

I came for help and guideance and received exactly that, in a professional and courteous manner. I left feeling well cared for (but not treated as fragile or as if I were "suffering"). This was an excellent encounter, from my point of view.

August 03, 2013

Very good experience. Would choose this clinic for all my vision needs, even though I live in Las Vegas,NV. My Las Vegas Dr. (Dr. Emily Fant, Shepard Eye Center) is the person who suggested I see Dr. Digre.

August 02, 2013

Over all a good experience!!

July 17, 2013

Dr. Digre is the best--very caring and dedicated to her patients and an excellent teacher to her residents

June 24, 2013

Very good explanations, gave me confidence in the knowledge and competence of the care providers.

June 21, 2013

Dr. Digre was most helpful. She explained things and was able to ask the right questions to get to the source of my problems. She knew immediately what action was needed and explained the process. I was very happy with the information and care I received from her.

June 10, 2013

I have spent years trying to find out the problem. Dr. Digre was the first to give ne a diagnosis. I am very grateful.

June 10, 2013

I am very appreciative of the time that Dr. Digre spends with me. I feel that there is sincere concern for my welfare.

May 27, 2013

Dr. Digre is awesome! I just really like her and respect her. She has helped me so much! She's great!!!

May 20, 2013

Dr. Digre is thorough and while extremely busy, takes time to discuss issues while she is teaching residents and medical students. She is the consummate teacher and practitioner.

May 20, 2013

The Doctors at the Moran Eye Center are also VERY GOOD singers. Thanks for the Birthday song. It really made my year!

May 14, 2013

The time spent with Dr. Digre was very valuable. She asks good questions and developed a very specific plan for me to implement over the months in between visits. This is very helpful when you are waiting for a follow-up appointment.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Digre is very personable and thorough about the history of my son's condition. She was able to discuss what conditions are related to the Glaucoma as well as willing to consult with other Neurologists about his x-rays, etc. and other possibly related conditions. I really appreciate her looking at my son and all of his symptoms and not just the Glaucoma and headaches. She knew rightaway the type of headache he has and has advised me to return in the fall/winter when the headache comes back to discuss the medications at that time.

May 07, 2013

Overall, I felt that this was a positive experience. However, I did feel like there were times when Dr. Digre did not listen completely to what I was trying to say about my symptoms.

April 29, 2013

Dr. Digre always takes plenty of time to understand the problems and goes the extra mile to help in any way she can. Her depth of caring is unequaled in medicine and is much appreciated.

March 12, 2013

I feel Dr. Digre was very thorough, I'm very satified with her. All the staff were great.

March 11, 2013


March 08, 2013

I was somewhat insulted and caught off guard by Dr. Digre's comments on my preventative care with my migraines and her off the wall comments on how I dealt with my pain. She made no apology for not responding to the numerous messages left while she was at her Head Convention and the times I was in the office for shots and in the hospital. I feel as though I am doing everything in my power to get better, I hate pills. I have done my best to make life changes in my diet, exercise, stress management to get rid of these migraines but still need Dr. Digre's help. She is very knowledgable and wonderful, but there seems to be a communication breakdown somewhere.

March 08, 2013

If there was a rating higher than Very Good, it would be checked. What a great doctor.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Digre is the very BEST doctor I have ever been seen by. Very smart and energetic. I appreciate how accurate she is with her diagnosis. Thank you!

February 11, 2013

Dr. Digre is an excellent doctor. We have seen many doctors over the years and she is by far the best.

February 04, 2013

I had a good experience. Everyone was extremely polite. Thank you.

January 30, 2013

I'm especially appreciative of the time Dr. Digre spends with her patients--both fon the exams and on the explanations/consults. I never feel as if I'm just being rushed through the appt with cursory attention. That kind of concern is especially rare in medicine today, I'm afraid. Thank you.

January 17, 2013


December 26, 2012

Dr. Digre is always very concerned about my eye and neurological problems and is able to help me work with other doctors when there is a legitimate need.

December 19, 2012

Dr. Degri has been the best doctor I have ever seen.

December 15, 2012

Could not be better.

December 10, 2012

Truly excellent in her skill and exceptionally responsive to my medical needs. One of the most exceptional physicians as a humanitarian... and I am a physician also... know when someone really cares immediately.

December 09, 2012

Dr. Digre was the epitome of a physician. She presented as someone who is obviously deserving of the high praise I heard of her from many sources. She left no stone unturned, asked questions trying to come to the cause of my headaches. The amount of time she spent with me astounded me, as I know how busy she is. She carefully explained the anatomy of a "migraine brain," and gave me information I needed to make an informed decision about my treatment. She gave me several options, and many things to think about. After I left, she called me, and said she'd been reviewing my meds, and decided to make a change in my prescriptions. I appreciate so much the level of concern for my well being, and would recommend her (and the office) to anyone! Sincerest thanks for all you have done for me!

December 09, 2012

She gave me hope , she spent a great amount time with my history and me. very thorough.

November 29, 2012

I feel like I was put on medications that I have already tried and failed to work for me. I was really hoping for something different to try as a preventative.

November 28, 2012

I have tremendous confidence in Dr. Digree and the staff and have hope for a resolution to my problem. I am very impressed with the mychart product and find it useful and informative.

October 22, 2012

Dr. Digre deserves her reputation as the guru of migraines. She is simply outstanding.

October 09, 2012

Dr. Digre LISTENED to me and was very empathetic and thorough. She said she would work as hard as she could to find the answers and get me some RELIEF. She gets an A plus!

October 05, 2012

My quality of life, I know, would not be as good as it is if not for Dr. Digre. She is a real blessing.

October 04, 2012

I have complete confidence in Dr Digree. She has always been able to properly diagnose my visual problems, where other opthomologists have been lacking. I appreciate her expertice, knowledge and skill.

September 19, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Digre to 5 other people because of the great quality of care and advice that I received. Very thankful to have someone (finally) that can help me.

September 17, 2012

Dr. Digre treats me as if i were her only patient and my needs are her most important priority. We couldn't ask for a more compassionate and caring doctor, always going the extra mile.

August 13, 2012

I was very impressed by the care that I received. I would definitely recommend Dr Digre & and Moran Eye Center to anyone in need.

August 10, 2012

What can I say? Dr. Digre is the best! It never feels as though she is rushing through my appointment and she always listens to what I am saying VERY carefully and makes sure that I completely understand the plan and am ok with it.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Digre is very thorough and offers her best suggestions although I have not yet taken the medication she has recommended. I just don't want another pill.

July 16, 2012

very good

July 16, 2012

High quality people giving care and service

July 10, 2012

I have always had a great experience at The Moran Eye Center. Dr. Digre is just the best. The PA's and others have always been so friendly and prompt.

July 09, 2012

Outstanding care. I could go on and on with praise. but I'll just say that everyone who

July 02, 2012

Dr. Digre and her fellow were respectful, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. They gave us answers and hope where other doctors had just told us they had no idea what to do. They treated my husband and me with respect and kindness. I would definitely re

June 29, 2012

This is one of the best experiences I have had

June 29, 2012

Dr Digre is an amazing doctor. She gave me an increible amount of information. My issues are in regard t o the way I was ushered out at the end of the day. It had been a long day for both of us I'm sure, however, in only having met me on the day of my visit I needed to dicuss further the information given and needed further questions answered. I disagree with some of the findings and would have liked to clarify that information further. When I asked some questions the doctor gave cliche' answers. Again, was completely impressed with Dr. Digre's knowlege and the information, but left the office feeling deflated and rushed out the door with many unanswered questions.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Digre is #1 in my book. She shows the same concern every time I have an appointment. I have come to rely on her expertise. I feel extremely blessed to have Dr. Digre as my care provider.

June 13, 2012

I am always impressed with the degree at which Dr. Digre shows compassion and concern. She also shows a positive impression for a good outlook and confidence.

June 13, 2012

the dr spent a lot of time which i really appreciate, but sometimes seemed to disregard the symptoms i described. then i was concerned when i got the followup ltr and there were inaccuracies in it. not sure if the dr or nurse typed up the report, but it was misleading

June 08, 2012

The care provider seemed really interested in may case, helped clear up some questions I had, and was helpful with suggestions for what I could do to reduce number of incidents I get.

June 08, 2012

Dr. Digre is an excellent example of what a great Dr. is: she shows concerns, uses words and make sure that i understood and shows concern about my problems, excellent Dr. with attention to detail and compassion for her patients.

June 04, 2012

A "Very good" rating is too low to express my rating.

May 10, 2012

Dr. Digre is wonderful! I wish she had better people working with her. John and Ann act like they can't be bothered with patients. It's bad. But like I said, Dr. Digre is wonderful! She is a great doctor! She has helped me very much over the past years.

May 10, 2012

Much more positive experience this visit. I appreciate this very much. Congratulations to Dr. Digre and her husband on the distinguished award they received. They surely deserved it!

April 17, 2012

My experience at the Neurology Dept., from the making of the appointment, to the registering, the vitals taken, and my time with Dr. Digree could NOT be improved. I've had superb and thoughtful attention, and caring attention.

March 29, 2012

very good

March 29, 2012

The entire process of my visit to the clinic was as comfortable, comforting informative as I can imagine it could be. My confidence in my doctor and the staff is absolute. I will and have been recommending this clinic and doctor to anyone who will listen.

March 27, 2012

very good she is awesome

March 22, 2012

It took four years to find solutions to my problems and I found them here!

March 20, 2012

I have been to many different doctors trying to figure out my headaches. I have never felt so understood and had such a detailed examination. I felt like there was a plan in place and a direction to follow when I left the office. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me and make me feel like I was the only patient in the office at that time. I really was so grateful for this visit.

January 26, 2012

Dr. Digre was great the resident was a little degrading in how she responded to me at times.

January 26, 2012

Wish all doctors communicated as well and cared

January 05, 2012

My only comment is that Dr. Digre talked a little too fast and it felt like she was hurrying a little too fast to get us done and out the door. Maybe she always works that fast. But it felt like it had been a long hard day with an unusual happening in the office that delayed things a lot and we were the last patient of the day and she was in a hurry to get us through and out the door. She really talked fast and it was hard to follow her and keep up.

January 05, 2012

everything covered previously re: time issues

January 05, 2012

You all are doing a great service with your knowledge of our eyes etc.

January 05, 2012

Dr. Digre was the first to have much of answer for all this, other than Dr Scheuller who sent me to you, can't tell you how much relief it was just to know what we are dealing with

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Disorders of the Optic Nerve
  • Neurology of Pregnancy
  • Photophobia
  • Neuro-ophthalmologic changes in pregnancy
  • Intracranial Hypertension Including Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pupil

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Professor
Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Headache and Neuro-Ophthalmology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
Federal Licensing Examination

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Kathleen B. Digre is a Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology as well as an Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Adjunct Professor of Anesthesia. She received her undergraduate degree in English and German at Augustana College in Sioux Falls South Dakota, her Master's degree in English at the University of Arkansas, and her Medical Degree from the University of Iowa. She completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. She is board certified in Neurology. She is UCNS certified in Headache Medicine and is a Fellow of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society, The American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Headache Society.

Dr. Digre joined the University of Utah Medical School Faculty and founded the neuro-ophthalmology service at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center. She also began the University of Utah Headache Clinic and the Center of Excellence in Women's Health where she is the director. She currently directs the Division of Neuro-ophthalmology and Headache in the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah. She directs fellowships in Neuro-ophthalmology and Headache Medicine.

Her interests include gender differences in neuro-ophthalmic disorders, pseudotumor cerebri, ischemic optic neuropathy, temporal arteritis, papilledema, episodic vision loss, headaches, photophobia, eye pain, diplopia, and Graves’ disease. Dr. Digre directs an OWH funded project, Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls.

Dr. Digre's research also focuses on clinical disorders in neuro-ophthalmology and headache. She studies idiopathic intracranial hypertension, anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and blepharospasm. She participates in national trials to reduce the burden of disease in these areas. She also works with other scientists to understand the basis of photophobia—a common complaint in migraine, blepharospasm, and other disorders. She has written two books and over 100 peer reviewed articles along with numerous book chapters. She lectures nationally and internationally. She also lectures to community groups about headache, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Working with the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and the University of Utah’s Eccles Health Sciences Library, she helped to develop the neuro-ophthalmology virtual educational library —NOVEL—which is available free over the internet to educate students, residents and even patients in neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. It is accessed by over 2.5 million times from over 150 countries each year.

She has served as president of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), secretary to the American Neurological Association, and secretary and treasurer of the American Headache Society. She has received many honors including the Gender Equity award, Distinguished Service Award from NANOS, The Linda Amos Award, The Martha Hughes Cannon Award for service to the women of the State of Utah, and recently she along with her husband, Michael Varner, the Rosenblatt Award—the University of Utah's highest honor. She recently was the first Hedi Fritz-Niggli Guest Professor at the University of Zurich.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Internship University of Iowa
Professional Medical University of Iowa
Undergraduate University of Iowa
Premedical Sciences
Graduate Training University of Arkansas
Certification Augustana College
Secondary Teaching
Undergraduate Augustana College


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