Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

57 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

57 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has served as Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and Secretary for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Couldwell has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has been the recipient of several federal and other research grants. Dr. Couldwell is recognized internationally for his expertise in skull base surgery and is regularly solicited as a speaker and to instruct courses in skull base surgery. His clinical interests include surgical management of skull base tumors, neuro-oncology, pituitary tumors, and cerebrovascular neurosurgery.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Surgery - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
National Board of Medical Examiners

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
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.5
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

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.

August 28, 2014

Always a great experience with expert staff.

August 26, 2014

Dr. Couldwell is an amazing and very knowledgeable doctor. Fully trust him with my life.

August 22, 2014

The only concern that I have at this time is, the Dr. told me that he would get back to me today (Thursday) to give me more information as to when and if the surgery is going to be..

August 04, 2014

great employees

August 01, 2014

Sometimes a lot lo info given right after being woke up so made it hard to process for awhile

July 18, 2014

Dr Cauldwell was patient and took the time to answer all my questions without making me feel rushed. It was a great experience with such a well respected and super busy Doctor.

July 18, 2014

Dr Couldwell is an excellent doctor. Not too much on conversation but he is very friendly and concerned. He put us at ease and we had total confidence in him to help my husband through his illness.

July 03, 2014

Dr. Couldwell is a wonderful physician and a pleasure to visit with. He explains things so that I understand them, and is very modest about his accomplishments. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon to operate on my tumor. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his skills and expertise.

June 15, 2014

Thank you!

May 06, 2014

Thank you Dr. Cutler and Dr. Couldwell. I feel I'm in good hands and look forward to my surgery. I appreciate your efforts to help me feel comfortable. You gave me a peace of mind that all will be well.

March 01, 2014

I am very fortunate to be in such caring and capable hands.

January 09, 2014

experienced, skilled and thorough surgeon

November 18, 2013

I hope I never have to but I would definitely, without hesitation refer your office to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon.

October 18, 2013

Dr. Couldwell showed me my MRI's before and after he removed my tumor. He is very nice and helpful! Kudos to him and to all of the U of U. Best hospital i've ever experienced in SLC. <3 Thank you for what you do.

August 16, 2013

So nice and caring. Very professional, I'm lucky to have dr. Couldwell as my surgeon

August 07, 2013

Dr. Couldwell was doing surgery, but did come up and sit with me and explain my tumor and the options I had concerning the tumor. i felt very confident in him and his ability to treat me.

August 05, 2013

After the initial shock, I felt I was in good hands.

July 09, 2013

Amazing experience. I was scared and now I feel so at ease knowing the capable hands I will be in!

May 18, 2013

Dr. Couldwell was blunt, which I appreciated, and wanted. I don't need a doctor to sugar-coat things. I asked questions, he answered them honestly, in terms I could understand. I would recommend him, in a heartbeat!

April 27, 2013

All excellent.

April 03, 2013

In regards to the medication issue, I was given good information about weening myself off Kepra, but only after I asked a question about it. I'm not sure he would have considered telling me anything else about it on his own even though the nurse's assistant had already notated in the chart that I was still taking this medication.

April 03, 2013

I am very pleased with the time the doctors have taken to explain, answer questions, and discuss future care of my condition. I am very happy with the results of today's visit. I am very confidant and pleased with the expertise and care of the doctors.

April 01, 2013

The care provider that removed the staples recommended that if I had difficulty with BM's that I should contact ER. That proved to be an excellent suggestion which blessed my life.

March 01, 2013

I enjoyed conversing with the medical staff and the Doctors. They were friendly, caring of me and my family, and clear in their explanations.

March 01, 2013

Dr. Couldwell and his staff is just awesome, thank you for your care and concern for my quality of life.

February 16, 2013

Dr. Couldwell is a real gentleman

February 15, 2013

Dr. Cauldwell was very polite, detailed, and clear in his explanations. I enjoyed his demeanor and positivity.

December 03, 2012

Dr. Couldwell,Dr. Cote and Margie are Great,especially if they make me better.

December 02, 2012

Great Doctors

November 20, 2012

My whole experience was outstanding.

November 18, 2012

No medications were discussed.

October 26, 2012

We felt very blessed and confident with the staff. Everyone with whom we spoke gave us excellent comments on Dr Couldwell. We enjoyed visiting with all the people on his team for our surgery.

October 20, 2012

Very impressed with Dr. Couldwell Thank you

October 03, 2012

I felt like I wasn't able to spend much time with Dr. Cauldwell and that would be my only complaint. He seemed like he had t rush though things

October 02, 2012

Dr. Couldwell has been very informative and educational about our experience. I had some interest in the actual procedure and should have asked more questions about the process of my surgery. He is a busy man and at times, I felt because of this that we needed to be respectful of his time. Would love some time to have they type of discussion that takes place over a lunch meal asking questions about my condition.

July 19, 2012

Only possitive comments! Awesome doctor! He saved my life.

July 11, 2012

I felt Dr. Couldwell and the other doctors who helped me were attentive and informative.

July 06, 2012

Dr Couldwell is a fabulous doctor. He was so patient in explaining my condition and answered all of our questions. I feel confident in him as a provider

March 27, 2012

Dr. Couldwell is so reserved,but he his a great doctor,he doesn't talk much,but explain everything perfectly

March 24, 2012

Doctor Couldwell has my complete confidence......in every way. extremely competent, concerned, informative, understanding.

March 20, 2012

Dr. Couldwell is a fantastic man, the anesthesiologist were great. One of them asked for my permission to test a new device. He explained the project and just how simple it would be. This is the first time anyone has spent this kind of time explaining what would be happening to me, and I appreciated it.

March 08, 2012

Everything was fast and easy

February 11, 2012

I felt comfortable with the surgical plan.

February 07, 2012

I found care provider very caring who really listen to patients.

February 04, 2012

Dr Couldwell and his staff were great. Excellent communication and very competent.

January 21, 2012

Just amazing

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Surgery - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6908 Clinical Neurosciences Center
Neurosurgery
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. William Couldwell was born in Canada and received his MD and Ph.D. Degrees from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. He trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Couldwell did fellowship training in Canada at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Switzerland. He subsequently joined the faculty at USC and in 1996 accepted a position as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, at the New York Medical College, (1996-2001).

Since 2002 Dr. Couldwell has served as the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is currently President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has been the recipient of several federal (NIH) and other research grants).

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow CHUV
Neurosurgery
Research Fellow
Doctoral Training McGill University
Medicine
Ph.D.
Research Fellow McGill University
Neurology
Research Fellow
Residency University of Southern California
Neurosurgery
Resident
Internship University of Southern California
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical McGill University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Dalhousie University
B.S.

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