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Joyce V. Soprano, M.D.

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  • English

Clinical Details

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(801) 662-1000 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Dr. Joyce Soprano received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her Pediatric residency, as well as fellowships in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine at Children´s Hospital Boston. She joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2000 and is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Soprano’s clinical work is focused in the Emergency Department (ED) at Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH). Her clinical interests include sports-related injuries and concussion and she is currently involved in research on the effects of recent legislation on emergency department utilization for sports-related head injuries. In addition she has been instrumental in instituting an ED clinical protocol for the recognition and evaluation of pediatric stroke.

Dr. Soprano served as the Associate Program Director for the fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine for the last 8 years unitl assuming the role as Program Director in 2014. In that capacity she has focused on fellow education and curriculum development, including methods for subspecialty teaching in the clinical setting.

Dr. Soprano has actively participated in hospital-wide clinical programs. She developed and staffed a Pediatric Sports and Dance Medicine Clinic at PCMC for 5 years. She was the Medical Director for Pediatric Advanced Life Support for the hospital for 2 years. She currently serves as the Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education for PCH. She has also served on the ED Communications Committee as well as the PCH Continuing Education Committee.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Emergency Medicine)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Emergency Medicine)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7450 Williams Building
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Joyce Soprano received her undergraduate education at Boston University and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. After completing postgraduate training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine from Children’s Hospital Boston, she joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2000 and is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Her current research interests are focused on the effects of recent legislation on emergency department utilization for sports-related head injuries. She is currently mentoring fellows in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in several studies: 1) the effect of different patient positions on the success of lumbar puncture in infants, 2) the costs associated with traumatic lumbar puncture in febrile infants, 3) the potential effects on Utah high schools of a law that would require schools to perform pre and post-concussion neurocognitive testing on injured athletes, and 4) severe snow sport injury patterns.

Dr. Soprano has been a site Principal Investigator for a Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) study investigating the transfer of data between partner EMS agencies and pediatric emergency departments. She has written several book chapters and articles on pediatric sports injuries.

Dr. Soprano has served as the Associate Program Director for the fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine for the last 8 years, and has recently assumed the role of Program Director. In that capacity she has focused on fellow education and curriculum development. She currently serves as the Director of Internal Education for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is responsible for the educational curriculum and content for the entire division. She is also the Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education for Primary Children's Hospital and is responsible for overseeing all educational CME offerings for the Department of Pediatrics and Primary Children's Hospital.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Children's Hospital, Harvard - Boston
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Fellow
Fellowship Children's Hospital, Harvard - Boston
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Fellow
Residency Children's Hospital, Harvard - Boston
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship Children's Hospital, Harvard - Boston
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical Harvard University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Boston University
Molecular Biology
B.A.

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