Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

91 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

John T. Langell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7288 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


John Langell, MD, PhD, MPH completed is surgical training at Stanford University Medical Center and completed advanced training in Space and Aerospace Medicine with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He has specialized expertise in the treatment of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, biliary tract, and endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands). He is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in Space and Aerospace Medicine. His clinical focus is in the application of advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques in laparoscopic surgery with special focus on diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tree. Additionally, Dr. Langell has expertise in the minimally invasive treatment of hernia disease, including abdominal wall and groin hernias, hiatal hernias, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Patient Ratings

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Patient Comments

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November 08, 2013

The doctor was very good at his job and feeling me in on what we had to do and, maybe not do, to get this situation taken care of

June 17, 2013

I felt like I was important. That meant a lot to me.

April 08, 2013

bad eye contact he just looked and talked with my wife strange

November 12, 2012

Dr. Langell is an amazing person, he is up front with your problem and does not beat around the bush. I have great faith in his abilities and knowledge to care for me.

October 15, 2012

I feel Dr. Langell over books his clinic due to his other interests. The wait time once in the exam room was way too long. I fell asleep waiting for the Dr. to come see me.

July 18, 2012

good experience.

April 04, 2012

Dr. Langell took a sincere and personal interest in our care. Great physicians!

March 21, 2012

Dr. Langell was very patient and informative. I appreciated the time he took to answer all of our questions and address our concerns. He spoke knowledgeably and made me feel very comfortable with his abilities and the procedure.

February 29, 2012

Very comprehensive and caring experience with Dr. Langell, who was professional, kind, and thorough.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7288 School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

John Langell, MD, PhD, MPH is the Executive Director of the Center for Medical innovation and a minimally invasive gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon at the University of Utah and Chief of General Surgery at the George E. Wahlen VA medical Center. Doctor Langell completed his Bachelors of Science Degree at the University of California at Los Angeles and his doctorate in medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Additionally, he obtained his PhD in Immunology and Microbiology at Drexel University in the immunogenetics laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Blankenhorn. His PhD thesis was focused on reduced immunogenicity of disparate animal tissues for the purpose of xenotransplantation. He then completed a post-doctoral research year in the laboratory of Dr. Darwin Prockop in the Drexel University Center for Gene Therapy where he completed advanced studies on mesenchymal stem cells isolation and transformation.

Dr. Langell then completed his Surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a residency in Space and Aerospace Medicine at NASA/UTMB. During this period he earned his Master of Public Health Degree while researching pharmacological countermeasures for space radiation toxicity. He is currently completing his master of Business Administration Degree in the Executive MBA program at the University of Utah.

His current academic/research efforts are focused on the translation and commercialization of medical technology. Dr. Langell is a recognized leader in medical innovation education programs and is funded by the national Institutes of Health in this area. He has developed or co-developed five nationally recognized innovation educational programs addressing the needs of all levels of students from undergraduates to faculty innovators. Dr. Langell's own work has resulted in the development of innovating new laparoscopic instruments for use in remote and extreme environments. This work is funded through local and state development grants and private investors.

Dr. Langell's is also an expert in LEAN process improvement applications in the Healthcare Environment and is assisting in the implementation of these programs at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. His basic science research endeavors are focused on genetic mechanisms of radiation resistance in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah, Eccles School of Business
Residency Stanford University Medical Center
Graduate Training University of Texas Medical Branch
Public Health
Residency University of Texas Medical Branch
Aerospace Medicine
Graduate Training University of Houston
Business Administration
Residency Stanford University Medical Center
General Surgery
Internship Stanford University Medical Center
General Surgery
Professional Medical Drexel University SOM
M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate University of California - Los Angeles


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