|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
In 2002, Dr. Renner joined the Department of Neurology faculty, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor of Neurology and a diplomate of tropical medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Renner is the course director for medical school neurosciences (Brain and Behavior). Dr. Renner is very active in teaching and mentoring, and has given hundreds of lectures to fellows, residents and students.
In addition to education, Dr. Renner practices clinical neurology. He started the University of Utah’s first HIV-Neurology clinic, as well as the University of Utah Department of Neurology’s first out-reach clinic at St. John’s Hospital in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He is a vascular neurologist who serves as a member of the Brain Attack team, and continues to work closely with telemedicine for both stroke as well as clinical consultation in Jackson Hole.
Dr. Renner is specialized in infectious neurology and tropical medicine. He conducts clinical research, and is focusing upon demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system in HIV patients. In addition, he is involved in assessing neurological needs in the sub-Saharan African countries of Ghana and Kenya, and has developed traveling educational didactic curriculum for primary care physicians in these countries. He has developed an evolving educational didactic curriculum for primary care physicians in extreme resource limited countries, and is working to establish adult neurology residency training programs in these countries. He is a member of a consortium of HIV providers, and is working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the formation of the first East African Diploma of Tropical Medicine and International Health.
Dr. Renner is a member of The American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, The Royal College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Stroke Association, Movement Disorder Society, Phi Beta Delta and Phi Sigma Tau. He is a test writer for the Royal College of Physicians and the United Stated Licensing Exam, and his area of interest involves CNS compartmentalization of the HIV genome. He serves on several committees. He is the chairman of the Neuroscience Task Force of The United States Medical License Examination (USMLE); Task Force Member for the American Academy of Neurology on Evidence Based Medicine; School of Medicine Continuity Medical Education; General Medical Education Committee for Residency; School of Medicine Residency Grievance Committee, - College of Health Curriculum Committee; College of Health Awards Committee; Neurology Resident Selection Committee; Neurology Residency Education Committee; and Second Year Medical School Curriculum Committee.
Dr. Renner has received several awards which include Teacher of the Year Award for the Department of Neurology; James L. Parkin, M.D. Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching; Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Teacher of the Year Nominee from University of Utah Physicians Assistant Program; and the distinguished Early Career Teaching Award from the University of Utah Teaching Committee.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Neurology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
|Academic Divisions||Diagnostic and Clinical Neurology
|Board Certification||American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
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.
UofU Patient August 24, 2015
need More Like Him !UofU Patient August 23, 2015
I would highly recommend this provider.'UofU Patient August 21, 2015
I felt that Dr. Renner was extremely busy the day of my appointment. It took almost a month to get this appointment scheduled. I have been having some odd neurological issues after a surgery at the university and have been put on medical leave from work until they are resolved. During my appointment, the staff was scattered and seemed too busy to really care, however they were very polite despite the obvious stress. What really bothered me was that I could hear the MA hand the medical history that I had prepared to the doctor seconds before he walked in the room. I immediately lost all confidence in what he had to say when he walked in and said how he had read it all. The doctor looked at the first symptom from the first page and focused on it completely. He never addressed the many others from the several pages. I understand that it can be time consuming to read through, however I am a new patient and have had a few health problems for a young adult that were worth mentioning and I had previously contacted the Neurology clinic to try and send my medical history a few days before the appointment but was told to bring it with me instead. I sincerely hope that I am wrong and that Dr. Renner somehow was able to skim through quickly enough to get a grasp on what was actually happening with me. I will follow his medical advice and seek a second opinion to be safe.UofU Patient August 21, 2015
Dr. Renner was so kind. I actually have already recommended him.UofU Patient August 17, 2015
Renner provides great care.UofU Patient July 05, 2014
Dr. David Renner is the greatest neurologist and an amazing person. I have been in his care since September of 2006. Him and his staff have provided me always with more than excellent care.UofU Patient May 23, 2014
Dr . Renner goes above and beyond every single visit. I feel very calm, well taken care of . Also he is available when needed and helps me make decisions to deal with each situation that comes up .. he is amazing!!!!! and so very smartUofU Patient April 30, 2014
DR. RENNER IS ONE OF THE BEST SPECIALIST I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO HAVE WORKED WITH THE ONLY PROBLEM IS HE IS TAKING A ONE YEAR TRAINING SEMINAR IN LONDON WILL MISS HIM AND LOOK FORWARD TO HIS RETURNUofU Patient April 25, 2014
I am going to miss Dr. RennerUofU Patient April 07, 2014
Clear explanations. Cutting egde medical treatment recommendations. The best of the best.UofU Patient February 02, 2014
No bad experience. Comfortable conversation and thorough assessment provided.UofU Patient December 18, 2013
Dr. David Renner is a great care provider. I have been seeing him since 2006. He is also very courteous and very concerned about me as a patient.UofU Patient December 04, 2013
Dr. Renner is outstanding, personable, communicates new developments in research related to my condition. Wonderful physicianUofU Patient November 11, 2013
I credit Dr. Renner for helping me to understand and accept more about the effects of my stroke. Those few minutes with Dr. Renner a couple times each year are very valuable to me. Without them my ability to cope and my level of frustration would be quite distressing.UofU Patient October 15, 2013
Dr. Renner is terrific!UofU Patient September 09, 2013
Renner is the absolute best!UofU Patient September 05, 2013
goodUofU Patient September 02, 2013
Dr. Renner's empathy is remarkable! His knowledge about my wife's condition and his ability to communicate in an understanding way is remarkable. My daughter-in-law, who is an R.N., said she was astounded with his kindness and the way he treated my wife, her self and me. On the way home she said, "I would recommend Dr. Renner to all my professional friends, acquaintances, and family.UofU Patient September 02, 2013
A great neurologist. I am blessed to have him!UofU Patient July 16, 2013
He seemed genuinely interested in my issues. He was very kind, understanding and obviously listened to me - both what I said and was trying to say. It was a very, very positive experience. I was quite surprised.UofU Patient July 15, 2013
He was very helpful and very polite professional and really a big help.UofU Patient June 04, 2013
Dr. Renner is an excellent doctor. He always takes time and explains everything or questions I may have. He truly cares about his patients.UofU Patient June 04, 2013
I wish everyone could have such a great Doctor..I'm sure that without his care I would be unable to do all of the things I can do now. He is excellent.UofU Patient May 29, 2013
My actual visit with the Dr was pleasant, but my follow up regarding treatment not working and finding a new treatment has been horrible and incredibly lengthy with little communication.UofU Patient April 15, 2013
Dr. Renner is amazing! He is caring and thorough.UofU Patient March 07, 2013
I am having atypical presentation of symptoms and am having a hard time figuring out what is wrong. Dr. Renner ordered tons of new tests to help discern if and what is wrong with me. I feel he is being very thorough in helping me find answers.UofU Patient March 05, 2013
I'd reccomend Dr. Renner to anyone, except I don't want to fill up his schedule any more than it already is....UofU Patient February 25, 2013
I cannot express my appreciation to Dr Renner, finally after 6 months of frustrations I found someone who would listen and seemed to understand and care about my health problems. Thank you, thank you and thank you!UofU Patient January 22, 2013
Dr Renner is very caring and compassionate.He is very reassuring and competent.UofU Patient December 05, 2012
I have been given no solutions or possible solutions to my medical problem. I don't think the Dr. understands the severity of my problem and the suffering I'm going through.UofU Patient November 19, 2012
Wow, Dr Renner came highly recommended, he was very throrough and caring.UofU Patient November 16, 2012
Dr. Renner is always very thorough, caring, takes all the time to make sure I am very clear in understanding any treatment that he feels I need and why he feels I may need it. When I leave, if I have a question it's because I forgot to ask it.UofU Patient October 19, 2012
Dr. Renner is empathetic and human. Excellent.UofU Patient October 15, 2012
I think Dr. Renner is the primary reason I have done so well over the last five years. He is very thorough and thoughtful. I am grateful to have him as my neurologist.UofU Patient October 11, 2012
Dr. Renner is the very best doctor that I have ever had to deal with and i'm a RN!UofU Patient September 22, 2012
Dr. David Renner is an excellent neurologyst. I have been under his care since September 2006. He is a very dedicated medical doctor.UofU Patient September 11, 2012
Dr. Renner is so good I wish he could be cloned. I would send everyone I could to him, but his schedule wouldn't allow it and there are many other qualified doctors to treat patients.UofU Patient August 09, 2012
I feel that is privilage to have a physician like Dr. Renner. I have been seeing him for a long time. If I did not have such a great Dr. I would probably be in a wheel chair by now. He is truly dedicated to his profession. I'm sure he makes great personal sacrifices to do what he does. He's a great person.UofU Patient June 08, 2012
I have been going to Dr. Renner for several years and he has always been able to help me with medical problems i'm having and answers my questions. That's why I keep coming to him.UofU Patient May 10, 2012
Hire More Like Them!UofU Patient April 12, 2012
I wish all people could have such good care. Dr Renner is excellent. He explains things thourghly. He sums it all up at the end of the visit Without him my disease, I'm sure, would have progressed much faster. I wouldprobably be in s wheel chair. with the care I get from him I can stay active. Most people can not even tell that I have Parkinson's diseaseUofU Patient April 12, 2012
In the past Dr. Renner has not been my favorite. But this visit he seemed more involved and thorough. He asked me if I agreed with his suggestions which he hadn't done in the past.UofU Patient April 12, 2012
He is so good.UofU Patient April 03, 2012
We love Dr. Renner! He is very concernbed about my wife, Kathy.UofU Patient March 07, 2012
In my opinion, Dr. Renner is in the top 1% of neurologists nationwide! I cannot say enough good about him!UofU Patient February 02, 2012
Dr. Renner takes the cake. Best experience I have ever had with a doctor. This was my second visit with him and he is fantastic!UofU Patient January 26, 2012
Dr. Renner is a terrific neurologist! I am lucky to have him as my doctor. He has a wonderful ability to convey important information related to my illness and treatment options. I also appreciate the thoroughness of his exams. I feel very well cared for when I come to clinic.UofU Patient January 26, 2012
The best neurologist within an outstanding neurology department. Dr. Renner is just an outstanding person and physician. He is very compassionate, explains things in clear terms, and outlines expectations and possible complications. He should be clonedUofU Patient January 26, 2012
The visit was very good.