Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

39 Patient Ratings
63 Patient Comments

David R. Renner, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

39 Patient Ratings
63 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
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)

Patient Ratings

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Patient Comments

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September 29, 2016

Dr Renner and Dr Rosato are excellent. They work together to give my husband the best possible care. They make things easy to understand. If we ever have any questions I email them and they get right back to us. I have never had more caring doctors.

September 23, 2016

Dr. Renner and Zachary are the most caring people I know in the neuroscience center. they are very thorough in my treatments

August 08, 2016

Dr. Renner is the best doctor we have ever been to. I have never met a kinder or more caring doctor. He took time to answer every question and concern we had.

July 18, 2016

I felt like I was taken seriously, listened to, and issues addressed.

July 17, 2016

I always tell everyone how incredible the service I recieve there!

May 31, 2016

Dr. Renner always makes sure that I understand the treatment plan and what is needed. He always makes sure that I am OK with the plan.

May 29, 2016

Dr. Renner has a way of talking with you, explaining everything, even showing you down to the last detail the events taking place in my brain. He seems to have stepped forward to lead my team of Doctors so as to ensure all are on the same page for my benefit. His instruction and guidance have kept me a bit more clear headed and sane.

May 02, 2016


April 25, 2016

He was very thorough in his Diagnosis of my problem, which made me feel confident in his final diagnosis

March 30, 2016

Dr. Renner is able to see, understand and analyze treatment related to each of my issues. I feel his unique knowledge and desire to help will ultimately end in a favorable result for me.

January 14, 2016

I have confidence in Dr Renner. He covers all the issues Ihave.

October 30, 2015

I would anyone to you. I am very pleased with Dr Renner .

October 09, 2015

Dr. Renner was so completely "there" with me. He was so concerned for my wellbeing. He explained more about his findings in the MRI I had. He was sensitive, kind and gentle.

October 03, 2015

Spent time explaining. Allowed me to ask questions or concerns.

August 24, 2015

need More Like Him !

August 23, 2015

I would highly recommend this provider.'

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.

August 21, 2015

Dr. Renner was so kind. I actually have already recommended him.

August 17, 2015

Renner provides great care.

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.

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 smart

April 30, 2014


April 25, 2014

I am going to miss Dr. Renner

April 07, 2014

Clear explanations. Cutting egde medical treatment recommendations. The best of the best.

February 02, 2014

No bad experience. Comfortable conversation and thorough assessment provided.

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.

December 04, 2013

Dr. Renner is outstanding, personable, communicates new developments in research related to my condition. Wonderful physician

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.

October 15, 2013

Dr. Renner is terrific!

September 09, 2013

Renner is the absolute best!

September 05, 2013


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.

September 02, 2013

A great neurologist. I am blessed to have him!

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.

July 15, 2013

He was very helpful and very polite professional and really a big help.

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.

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.

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.

April 15, 2013

Dr. Renner is amazing! He is caring and thorough.

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.

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....

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!

January 22, 2013

Dr Renner is very caring and compassionate.He is very reassuring and competent.

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.

November 19, 2012

Wow, Dr Renner came highly recommended, he was very throrough and caring.

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.

October 19, 2012

Dr. Renner is empathetic and human. Excellent.

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.

October 11, 2012

Dr. Renner is the very best doctor that I have ever had to deal with and i'm a RN!

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 10, 2012

Hire More Like Them!

April 12, 2012

He is so good.

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.

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 disease

April 03, 2012

We love Dr. Renner! He is very concernbed about my wife, Kathy.

March 07, 2012

In my opinion, Dr. Renner is in the top 1% of neurologists nationwide! I cannot say enough good about him!

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!

January 26, 2012

The visit was very good.

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 cloned

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.

Academic Profile

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)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. David Renner studied classics and modern languages, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended medical school, completed his internship in internal medicine, and one year of adult neurology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Renner subsequently moved to Salt Lake City in 1999, where he finished his neurology residency and a one-year fellowship in neurophysiology with an emphasis on neuromuscular diseases at the University of Utah.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Tropical Medicine and International Health
Diploma University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Tropical Medicine and International Health
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Neuromuscular Fellowship
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Nebraska - Omaha
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Nebraska - Omaha
Internal Medicine
House Officer
Professional Medical University of Nebraska - Omaha
Post Graduate Training University of Nebraska
Undergraduate Creighton University
Undergraduate Loyola University
Pre Med


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Institution Description Country
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Consultant in General, Infectious and Tropical Neurology Ghana
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital/Moi University Consultant in General, Infectious and Tropical Neurology Kenya
University of Morocco Consultant in General, Infections and Tropical Neurology Morocco
University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Lecturer United Kingdom

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