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Heather T. Keenan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Bio

Dr. Keenan received her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at UCLA and her fellowship training in pediatric Critical Care at the University of Washington. While completing her clinical training, Dr. Keenan also completed advanced research training at the University of Washington (MPH) and the University of North Carolina (PhD epidemiology). Her first clinical position was at the University of North Carolina where she was in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Social Medicine. There she published population based research on the incidence and outcomes of inflicted traumatic brain injury in young children.

Dr. Keenan joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2003. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and in the Pediatric Research Enterprise. She has research interests in chid abuse and traumatic brain injury. Her current focus is on how child abuse pediatricians diagnose child abuse. As part of the Pediatric Research Enterprise, she mentors junior faculty as part of the Pediatric Clinical and Translational Sholars program.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Acute and Longitudinal Functional Outcomes in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Child Abuse

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7611 Williams Building
Pediatric Critical Care
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Keenan received her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at UCLA and her fellowship training in pediatric Critical Care at the University of Washington. While completing her clinical training, Dr. Keenan also completed advanced research training at the University of Washington (MPH) and the University of North Carolina (PhD epidemiology). Her first clinical position was at the University of North Carolina where she was in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Social Medicine. There she published population based research on the incidence and outcomes of inflicted traumatic brain injury in young children.

Dr. Keenan joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2003. She is currently a Professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and in the Pediatric Research Enterprise. She has research interests in chid abuse and traumatic brain injury. Her current focus is on how child abuse pediatricians diagnose child abuse. She also is conducting a longitudinal prospective cohort study of children after trauma. As part of the Pediatric Research Enterprise, she mentors junior faculty in the Pediatric Clinical and Translational Sholars program.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of North Carolina
Epidemiology
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Washington
Public Health
M.P.H.
Fellowship University of Washington
Critical Care
Fellow
Residency UCLA Medical Center
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship UCLA Medical Center
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical McGill University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Northwestern University
Slavic Languages and Literature
B.A.

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