Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
44 Patient Comments

Albert H. Park, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
44 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-1740
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 662-1740
Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Otolaryngology/ENT
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 662-1740
University Hospital
Otolaryngology/ENT, Clinic 9
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Albert Park graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a medical degree in 1990. He subsequently completed his residency in otolaryngology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He joined the faculty at Loyola University Medical Center where he practiced pediatric otolaryngology until 2002. In August 2002, he moved to Salt Lake City to become an Associate Professor at the University of Utah. He is currently a professor and pediatric otolaryngologist (Ear Nose and Throat Specialist) at the University of Utah and at Primary Children’s Medical Center. He is co-director of the multidisciplinary hearing assessment clinic which he and Dr. John Carey created in 2004. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, the American Bronchoesophagological Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Park practices general pediatric otolaryngology with special emphasis on pediatric otology, pediatric hearing loss head and complex pediatric otolaryngology conditions. He has over forty publications and has had several grant awards from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Deafness Research Foundation, National Organization for Hearing Research and the National Institutes of Health.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Otolary)

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.

December 01, 2015

Dr. Park explained things to me in depth and helped me come to a decision on how to best treat my son. I felt listened to and part of the treatment team. Thank you.

November 25, 2015


September 12, 2015

all were fantastic

July 20, 2015

Dr Park is great. He is concerned about the distance we have to travel and wants to help us the best he can while we are there so we don't have to make more visits.

May 25, 2015

Like I said before you guys are truly a blessing to us

May 20, 2015

Even though he's not the warmest and fuzziest physician (he's nice, just not particularly gregarious), he has a reputation as an excellent surgeon, which is the most important thing to me. He fixed my other daughter's broken nose a few years ago and did a great job. I don't choose surgeons based on their bedside manner. He's efficient and gets to the point, which I like. I would have liked a little more definitive information about what kind of outcome I could expect from my daughter's tonsillectomy, with regard to whether it would have an impact on her chronic cough.

March 29, 2015

Everybody was excellent

March 02, 2015

wait time was only negative- dr park is very good - but every time we see him it is at least an hour wait if not longer past scheduled time

December 08, 2014

Dr. Park has been excellent with my daughter, he has now done two surgeries and to my knowledge I believe it's helped my daughter a great deal. He's really been helpful!

November 11, 2014

No follow up care was given

October 20, 2014

We take a very active role in our daughter's care. The doctor came into the exam room and said essentially "this is what I'm going to do." He didn't use the word "we." He didn't explain; he didn't consult; he didn't ask what our problems or concerns were. He sadly didn't even acknowledge our daughter as a person. When we called the doctor back to the exam room to help clarify one of his directives, he was very reluctant to even come back into the room and help explain. We are extremely disheartened by the care we received that day. We are seeking help elsewhere and wish we could receive a refund of our money.

September 04, 2014

he drew a picture to help me understand

June 27, 2014

This is our third surgery scheduled with Dr. Park. I have complete confidence in his abilities and am grateful my three children have been able to see him.

June 23, 2014

Dr. Park is very straightforward and to the point. I like that about him, but it does make for a very short visit, which can make me feel a little frustrated. I spend more time waiting to see him than I actually spend talking to him. He's good at going into more detail about an issue if I ask questions, but he doesn't offer those details up if I don't ask. For example, he commented about my daughter's tonsils, but didn't say anything about why it was a concern until I asked follow up questions.

January 23, 2014

Clinically probably fine but the wait was awful and its not the first time...if it wasn't one of the only games in town we would go elsewhere.

January 06, 2014

Dr. Park was amazing. It felt good to have someone who really cares to figure out our problem and was looking into every Avenue that it could possibly be. We were really impressed

December 19, 2013

the doctor made him feel at ease and answer my questions and my sons and made him feel better

November 11, 2013

I have recommended Dr Park & will continue to.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Parks is great and always makes me feel like I have a solution.

October 14, 2013

Dr. Park is a FANTASTIC DOCTOR! We love him and his staff, they are amazing! My husband and I want to thank you for all you do for our daughter!

September 25, 2013

We love Dr. Park! We travel 7 hours to make our appointment. It is worth the trip, he is an amazing doctor! our daughter thinks he is awesome. He is very kind and is gentle with her ear that is always hurting.

September 23, 2013

Dr Park is very thorough and professional. He was able to put my 4 year old son at ease and explained to me what I should do. Wonderful!!

September 10, 2013

Again, Dr Park spent all the time in the world with us and showed such kindness for our son. Never made us feel like he was above us. LOVED him!

September 02, 2013

Dr. Park and his staff have always been top notch in the care of my children.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Park was fantastic with my daughter. He put my daughter at ease and she was completely calm and relaxed during her procedure. He is a great doctor!

August 14, 2013

I feel like Dr Park was very friendly and concerned about answering our questions. He took the time to talk with us and help us understand what he was doing and why, which was very nice. However, I still left the appointment feeling confused and like we didn't make any real progress. I didn't think to ask this before we left (I should have), but I would have liked information about where to go from this appointment (if/when we would need to see him in the future, what we would need to see him for, other people we might need to see, etc). We also saw Dr. Carey at the same time, and he was fantastic. Very personable, and he talked with us for a long time about options for what we could do, and the different options available to us. He even gave us a copy of his notes with an outline of what we could do in the future depending on lab results and our preferences.

June 24, 2013

Dr. Park was fantastic! Listened to our concerns, gave careful consideration to all our circumstances, including complicated travel plans, help come up with a medical management plan that was ideal for us. He clearly has a great deal of expertise and knowledge; I appreciated his willingness to offer technical explanations and share his knowledge with me. At the same time, he was very personable, friendly, gentle and kind to my little one, putting our son at instant ease. Fantastic doctor!

June 02, 2013

Dr. Park, on the other hand, we were VERY disappointed in. He spent maybe five minutes at the most with us, did NOT address our son at all and that is why we were there. He said maybe three sentences to us in total. We feel, his involvement was minimal, and almost pointless. He came across like he was distracted, and a little bothered.

March 04, 2013

He waited for us because of overlap with audiology

February 05, 2013

Very clear. Understood and answered questions from previous MRI & hearing tests. Asked and understood what Dr. Park recommended. I trust his judgement. Thanks for clarifying what he thought caused the hearing problems. We were also, glad he talked about and showed the voicebox and the vocal cords. It was interesting to see.

December 25, 2012

Would be more likely to recommend this provider if we didn't have to wait so long.

December 25, 2012

We have used Dr. Park several times before, and we will continue to do so in the future.

December 24, 2012

Very good experience, from start to finish.

November 21, 2012

I asked Emily if she had been in pain during the procedure and she said, "no." I whispered several times after leaving the clinic and she heard me perfectly. Thank you Dr. Park.

November 11, 2012

Dr. Park is great!

September 12, 2012

Dr Park was very helpful, informative, and kind

September 11, 2012

Dr Parks is excellent

August 21, 2012

Dr Park is so sweet with my daughter

August 14, 2012

I love Dr Park, he is a great physician

May 10, 2012

Our experience with Dr. Park was a positive one. We were left with a feeling of "Why did we just do this?" I think that the recommendation from Dr. Siddoway at Ogden Clinic might have been more about helping us to deal with our daughter's hearing loss, than a medical reason. After the initial shock of finding Willa has a hearing loss, we are dealing with her hearing loss rather well. She is now aided and learning to use her hearing aids effectively. They do appear to benefit her very well.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Park was wonderful, as was the nurse who saw us initially.

March 17, 2012

Dr. Park was great with my 3 year old. I was very impressed with him. He spent a good amout of time with us and answered all of my questions about my daughter's surgery. He even re-arranged his schedule to fit my daughter in to surgery the next week since I was 38 weeks pregnant. He made sure that my daughter's surgery was before my delivery. I truly don't think that there are many Dr.'s that would do that. I appreciate what he did for our family.

March 03, 2012

He probably could have been more considerate for our time. For example, a hearing test could be scheduled in advance and completed before our appointment so that we would not have to be "squeezed in" to have a hearing test (which means we have to wait while those with scheduled appointments go first) and we wouldn't have had to return to clinic a second time to go over results. It takes considerably more of our time when a hearing test is not planned ahead. Since my child has to miss school for these appointments, we always appreciate efficiency. I do realize that tests cannot always be anticipated, but in this case at a follow up appointment after surgery, I believe it should have been anticipated and planned for.

January 21, 2012


Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Airway Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Cancer Development

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Otolary)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5668 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

I have had a vested interest in technologies and tools that facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV), cheaply, and accurately. Dr. John Carey and I established a multidisciplinary hearing assessment clinic in 2006 to facilitate the evaluation and treatment of pediatric hearing loss. Our situation is unique in that we service the entire intermountain west region as the only free standing Children’s hospital. We have also established a Cytomegalovirus Working Group comprising of pediatric genetics, infectious disease, otolaryngology, audiology, neurology, department of health (EDHI) and ARUP laboratories to streamline clinical and research initiatives in this field. We have refined our dry blood spot PCR assays to test all children presenting beyond 3 weeks of age with sensorineural hearing loss. We are also collaborating with Dr.David Kimberlin and his group on a randomized controlled trial for valganciclovir (CASG 403, under NIAID IND) and the maternal fetal multiinsitutional NIH study evaluating the potential efficacy of CMV hyperimmune globulin (HIG) therapy.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship The Hospital For Sick Children
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Residency Loyola University Medical Center
Internship Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Professional Medical Washington University
Undergraduate Swarthmore College


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Park AH, Gifford T, Schleiss MR, Dahlstrom L, Chase S, McGill L, Alder SC (01/01/2010). Development of cytomegalovirus mediated sensorineural hearing loss in a guinea pig model. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Jan; 136(1), 48-53.
  2. Elsherif A, Park AH, Alder S, Smith ME, Muntz H, Grimmer JF (01/01/2010). Indicators of a more complicated clinical course for pediatric patients with retropharyngeal abscesses. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, Feb; 74(2), 198-201.
  3. Yorgason JG, Park AH, Sturgill N, Grimmer JF, Alder SC (01/01/2010). The role of intraoperative auditory brainstem response testing for infants and difficult to test children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 142(1), 36-40.
  4. Atkin JS, Grimmer JF, Hedlund G, Park AH (01/01/2009). Cochlear abnormalities associated with enlarged vestibular aqueduct anomaly. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 73, 1682-85.
  5. Smith ME, King JD, Elsherif A, Muntz HR, Park AH, Kouretas PC (01012009). Should all newborns who undergo patent ductus arteriosus ligation be examined for vocal fold mobility? Laryngoscope, 119(8), 1606-9.
  6. Grimmer JF, Hedlund G, Park A (01/01/2008). Steroid treatment of hearing loss in enlarged vestibular aqueduct anomaly. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 72(11), 1711-5.
  7. Muntz H, Wilson M, Park A, Smith M, Grimmer JF (01/01/2008). Sleep disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea in the cleft population. Laryngoscope, 118(2), 348-53.
  8. Gifford T, Park AH, Muntz H (01/01/2008). Description of a novel technique to perform neonatal mandibular distraction. Laryngoscope, 118((6)), 1063-1065.
  9. Park AH, Diaz JA (2008). A different approach to orbital blow out fractures: microscope-assisted reconstruction of the orbital floor. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 72(5), 707-10.
  10. Nuara MJ, Park AH, Alder SC, Smith ME, Kelly S, Muntz H (2008). Perioral burns after adenotonsillectomy: a potentially serious complication. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 134(1), 10-5.

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