Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

75 Patient Ratings
81 Patient Comments

L. Dana DeWitt, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

75 Patient Ratings
81 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
(801) 585-7575
Imaging and Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


L. Dana DeWitt, MD is Medical Director for the Inpatient Neurology Service at University Hospital. She is also a member of the Brain Attack Team and interprets transcranial Doppler. She has had the honor of receiving awards as Best of Boston Magazine’s Top Docs for Women, Consumers’ Checkbook Top Docs, and Best Doctors in America 2005-2008.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Vascular Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Vascular Neurology)

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 29, 2016

Dewitt is very personable, and clinical, but I do not feel that she particularly cares about me as a "whole" person. In almost a year of seeing her, she has never inquired about my mental wellbeing after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, and when I see her, she never addresses supplements unless I bring it up. I would like it if she addressed things like depression, sleep, and diet, at all. Also, she doesn't seem to even know when she can be scheduled for. On my dec 20 appt, she wanted to see me in june after i get an MRI and when I asked if the desk could schedule those, she said OH SURE which later turned out to be untrue on both counts. Of course this isn't malicious, but I think she needs to learn how to set patient expectations better about how her own clinic works.

December 22, 2016

Dr. Dewitt consistently treats her resident/fellows/students respectfully. It feels like they are truly part of the team. I appreciate that she does not dismiss my concerns but is also very realistic and forthright.

November 29, 2016

I feel my care was very good

November 05, 2016

The overall experience and competency of the staff was very good. It would have been nice to know that there would be a wait. I'll bring a book to my next appointment.

September 14, 2016

Very good experience

September 11, 2016

I have had consistently positive experiences with my physicians and assistants.

July 11, 2016

Dr. DeWitt is wonderful, I am so lucky to have her as my neurologist.

June 29, 2016

Dr. Dewitt and Dr. Valenzuela are so amazing.

June 27, 2016

Dr. DeWitt is an exceptional doctor. She takes the time I need to answer any question that I have. I have a great deal of respect for her knowledge and trust her decisions about my health.

June 16, 2016

Dr. DeWitt is good beyond my ability to describe. I feel fortunate to be working with her.

May 14, 2016


March 26, 2016

Dr. Dewitt was amazing. Patient, willing to listen, very understanding and caring.

March 17, 2016

Dr. DeWitt is first class!!

February 29, 2016

Dr. Dewitt always treats me respectfully and does a thorough workup. She demonstrates genuine concern re my condition. The resident Reuben V was by far one of the best residents: his exam was thorough and he even made suggestions that were insightful. Both of them did an excellent job providing patient education re my MRI results/read, labs, symptoms, etc. One of the best experiences I have had with heath care providers.

January 13, 2016

I am very greatfull. to have the privilage to meet the Drs. who spend the time and the concers about my situation. Very profetional and educate.

December 04, 2015

Dr. Dewitt was amazing. She was direct, compassionate, listened, was extremely observant, exacting and addressed so many issues that were a concern & have been dismissed in the past. What an incredible, respectful, knowledgable advocate & physician.

October 22, 2015

Dr. Dewitt is excellent!!

September 23, 2015

Dr. DeWitt is the BEST and I am very glad that I have her.

September 09, 2015

I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit whit a great Dr.

August 13, 2015

Dr. DeWitt was clear, showed concern, explained issues, and I feel comfortable with seeing her again

July 04, 2015

Dr. DeWhit was my provider and I think that she is so smart and such an excellent person. I feel that I am very lucky to have her as my Doctor.

June 20, 2015

Always impressed with Dr. Dewitt. She's great at helping me to understand my condition and willing to answer any questions.

May 29, 2015

Dr. DeWitt is exceptional.

May 18, 2015

Dr. DeWitt is makes me feel cared for.

April 27, 2015

Dr. DeWitt took what I would consider extra time to evaluate my MRI's/XRay's, etc. that were very difficult to open. Cory wasn't able to get them to download, due to formatting, but he called Jordan Valley Hospital and had them upload them to a website. I appreciate him doing this!

April 09, 2015

Dr. Dewitt is a great Dr. She listens to my concerns. Shares any she might have and keeps me up to date on new information.

March 24, 2015

I felt very comfortable and confident in the care I was given.

March 15, 2015

We left feeling that we had received excellent care, instruction, and a positive feeling about my condition

March 11, 2015

I think the extra long wait time prior to my appointment was a misunderstanding, and otherwise wouldn't have happened. This is a great clinic.

February 03, 2015

I have never worked with such a wonderful Doctor before. Dr. DeWitt and Nurse Amber are outstanding people. They are very thorough, helpful, kind and compassionate. I have five personal friends who are well known Doctors in Utah Valley and Dr. DeWitt is my favorite doctor.

January 24, 2015

de Dewitt is awesome!

December 27, 2014

we love Dr Dewitt. we drive from St. George to see her. unlikely we would refer her as we don't know anyone else that needs a neurologist.

December 19, 2014

Dr. Dewitt is very caring and interested in all aspects of my health.

December 09, 2014

Dr Dewitt and Dr Renner are the only doctors I have ever been to that do not try to rush through the appointments. They take the time to make sure I understand everything and all of my questions and concerns are addressed.

November 16, 2014

excellent care providers.

September 25, 2014

a very positive appointment as far as managing my disease

September 17, 2014

Dr. Dewitt is the best we have came across period.

July 24, 2014

Dr. DeWitt is insightful, respectful, professional, and caring. What more could you want?

July 16, 2014

Dr. Dana Dewitt is very thorough, kind and makes me feel very comfortable. Its the one place I feel that someone else understands my frustrations with MS!

July 02, 2014

Did a great great job

June 18, 2014

Dr. DeWitt is always very thorough and concerned. I was seen by three other neurologists in the Ogden area before finding Dr. DeWitt. none of them took the time to explain my illness or to have any real concern for my comfort. Dr. Dewitt is the best neurologist in this state as far as I have seen!

April 26, 2014

Dr. DeWitt always takes the time to answer my questions and makes me feel confident in the treat that I receiving.

April 19, 2014

Dr. DeWitt is very caring, attentive and knowledgeable. I get a calm comforting feeling when speaking with her. I had provided a page with questions to Dr. DeWitt and she was glad that I did that. Every question on the paper was discussed during my visit. She confirmed my reservations with taking oral mediations and agreed that I shouldn't switch to an oral medication. I had mentioned on the paper if it was prudent to have a particular evaluation. She thought that it was a good idea, so she made a request on the computer to have the evaluation scheduled. I look forward to my next appointment with Dr. DeWitt in 6 months.

April 07, 2014

Dr. DeWitt has shown professional and personal concern which I greatly appreciate as a patient.

March 28, 2014

Dr. Dewit is always awesome and answers all of my questions. I am extremely happy to have her managing my care.

March 17, 2014

She always treats me with respect.

December 08, 2013

Dr. Dewitt spent a lot of time researching my medical history.

October 03, 2013

all good

September 11, 2013

Dr. Dewitt went through the imaging with me, I appreciate that. She is exhibits compassion while still being professional and direct about my health information. She explains the evidence behind recommended treatments and also is open minded about alternative methods. I feel that I can discuss concerns and ideas with her without being judged.

August 09, 2013

Dr. DeWitt prescribed a medication for me which is being questioned by the insurance carrier. she needs to speak with them directly so the order can be filled. I am still waiting...

August 05, 2013

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. DeWitt as my medical provider to manage my disease. I have complete trust in her.

June 21, 2013

I really like having Dr. Dewitt as my neurologist.

June 14, 2013

I feel confident that whatever is my problem I am in good hands :)

June 07, 2013

I have a lot of trust in Dr. Dewitt. She always includes me when making decisions about my healthcare and ensures that I have the information I need to be knowledgeable when those decisions are made. This is very comforting

June 03, 2013

I couldn't ask for a better neurologist. Thank you Dr. Dewitt for your expertise, attentiveness, and genuine concern for my well being. I appreciate you taking the time, giving me a thorough exam and discussion regarding my health. I am always impressed with her ability to communicate her knowledge whether it is on reading MRI or sharing latest research. Love, love, love this doc!

April 22, 2013

Dr. Dewitt is wonderful!

March 28, 2013

I have been fortunate to have Dr. DeWitt as my neurologist. She is a real problem solver and takes a genuine interest in my healthcare. She is a real problem solver.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Dewitt is amazing. She is one of the only specialists who listened to and addressed my chief complaint, rather than just the incidental findings along the way. While the incidental findings are still obviously important to me, I'd like to get to the bottom of why I was originally seen by my IM Doc, and I believe we are on track to do that! So, I thank you for taking the time to address all concerns.

January 28, 2013

Dr. DeWitt, Is the most professional and caring physician I have ever seen. She explains all aspects of my care and treatments and makes sure that I am comfortable with it. Thank you Dr. DeWitt

January 11, 2013

After the confusion as to which office I was to be seen in, I was pleased with the care Dr. DeWitt gave me. I wish she had addressed my vitamin supplement intake, as to whether or not these were effective. I hope to have better phone responsiveness since I live so far away. The phone will be an important form of communication for my illness.

December 07, 2012

This is one of my best experiences at the U, got in quickly, spend quite a bit of time with doctor, quickly go in for labs. I think this office has greatly improved over the last year.

December 05, 2012

The care provider is always knowlegeable and explains everything very clearly. My sisuation was handeled well, although we still need to get a definitive answer from a Neurosurgeon

November 29, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is an amazing doctor. I have referred other patients to her and will continue to.

November 26, 2012


October 06, 2012

I appreciate her willingness to support my decisions regarding my own treatment.

October 04, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is by far the the best doctor I have ever seen in my life. I would recommend her, and do recommend her, to anyone needing a neurologist.

September 26, 2012

I am very fortunate to have Dr. DeWitt as my neurologist. She takes her time with me; I never feel rushed. Dr. DeWitt is a good listener and a quick study.

September 21, 2012

majority of time spent with second Doctor, last few minutes with Dr. DeWitt

September 15, 2012

would have liked some time alone with Dr. Dewitt--there were two other Docs.there for my entire appointment.

August 31, 2012

Wow! This visit certainly exceeded my expectations. Everyone was so patient-centered. I felt like I was really being listened to and respected as a partner in my healthcare. Dr. DeWitt was outstanding. She spent a considerable amount of time going through my history and explained information in a way that was very helpful. She had a very warm, caring and professional manner.

August 16, 2012

Dr DeWitt has always shown a concern for my stepfather. She always spends as much time as is necessary with us and never rushes us out. It is refreshing to have a doctor that looks at their patient as a person and not a number with a 15 minute time limit to give them care. We appreciate everything she has done for us and she is a huge assest to the neurology department. What a great doctor and person!! :)

August 10, 2012

My doctor was fantastic and spent what I feel was a extremely generous amount of time visiting with me and performing tests. Very good info.

July 18, 2012

We always feel that Dr. DeWitt gives us her fullest time and attention. Wonderful.

June 14, 2012

Dr. Dewitt takes my subjective complaints very seriously and understands how small changes in my disease impact my lifestyle. She is very thorough to explain how past diagnostics compare to current ones and is proactive about maintaining my health. I have been to different neurologists and sometimes you feel like they treat you like you are crazy or malingering. For the first time I feel like I have a physician who sees me as a high functioning, intelligent person with legitimate concerns. I feel like she is very present when she interacts with me.

June 08, 2012

All of my questions were answered and explained if I did not understand.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is the best doctor i have ever had. there is nothing that she needs to improve on!

March 28, 2012

Dr. Dewitt was wonderful in helping me with my medical concerns.

March 27, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is the best at what she does

March 26, 2012

Dr. DeWitt is a real problem solver. I have the utmost respect for her and confidence in her abilities and recommendations/diagnoses.

March 12, 2012

I have been going to see Dr. Dewitt for about eight years now. I have got to know her not only as a Doctor but as a person as well. She is great at explaining my options and she is willing to listen to my opinion on my condition which is something that I respect as a Doctor. Sometimes Doctors don't want to hear what patients have to say but I never get that vibe from Dr. Dewitt. In ending I have recommended Dr. Dewitt to other people but she is a hard person to get into see but there is a reason for that. She's a hell of a Doctor.

January 04, 2012

I would like her to ask me more questions about "What I think" or "How I feel" and "Why?"

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Vascular Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Vascular Neurology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6873 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

L. Dana DeWitt, M.D. is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurology. Her medical school training was at Tulane University in New Orleans. She then did an internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago followed by Neurology Residency at the University of Michigan where she was also chief resident. After this she did a 2 ½ yr. cerebrovascular disease fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

She then became Assistant Professor at Tufts University/New England Medical Center where she was on the stroke service and directed the transcranial Doppler laboratory. While at Tufts, she also became interested in multiple sclerosis. Her specialties continue to be stroke, MS and white matter disease. She is ABPN certified in Vascular Neurology.

She moved from Boston to University of Utah 10 years ago looking for a change in lifestyle, excited about a medical center that draws from 5 states. Dr. DeWitt is a member of the brain attack and telestroke teams and interprets Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound. She is Medical Director of the inpatient NeuroAcute Care Unit. Dr. Dewitt is the site investigator for three multi center trials – ibudilast in progressive multiple sclerosis, stem cell therapy in ischemic stroke and STRATIFY 2 in Tysabri treated patients. The ibudilast study is funded by the NeuroNEXT program. She is PI of the REDUCE trial of PFO closure in cryptogenic stroke. She is also Co-Investigator for a number of stroke trials.

She has had the honor of receiving awards as Best of Boston Magazine’s Top Docs for Women, Consumer Checkbook Top Docs, and Best Doctors in America 2005-2015 and Multiple Schlerosis Above and Beyond Award from the MS Society.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief Resident University of Michigan
Chief Resident
Residency University of Michigan
Internship Michael Reese Hospital
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Tulane University
Undergraduate Southern Methodist University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Caplan L, Wityk R, Pazdera L, Chang HM, Pessin M, DeWitt LD (2005). New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation Streoke Registry II. Vascular Lesions. J Clin Neurol, 1(1), 31-49.

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