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4.6 out of 5

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Kathleen M. Franchek-Roa, M.D.



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Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(385) 468-4000 South Main Public Health Center
Teen Mother & Child Program
3690 South Main
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 581-2205 University Hospital
Pediatrics, Clinic 6
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Kathy Franchek-Roa MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on staff at Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. Franchek-Roa is a general pediatrician who sees children in the University Pediatric Clinic and the Teen Mother and Child Program and teaches medical students and residents about pediatric medicine. She also teaches residents about the health care response to domestic violence and the effect of witnessing violence on children's health.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Pediatrics

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Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Domestic Violence

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Pediatrics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-9945 Williams Building
Department of Pediatrics
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Kathleen Franchek-Roa is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. She currently teaches residents and medical students about pediatric medicine. In addition, Dr. Franchek-Roa has a special interest in domestic violence and how this impacts children’s mental and physical health. She developed a curriculum to teach residents about the role of the physician in identifying and assisting victims of domestic violence. Dr. Franchek-Roa is currently teaching this curriculum to Residents at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. As a member of the Utah Domestic Violence Council Subcommittee on Health Care, Dr. Franchek-Roa also provides this training to health care providers throughout the State of Utah.

Dr. Franchek-Roa has received several awards for her teaching and her involvement in community projects related to domestic violence. She is currently working on several research projects to develop guidelines for identifying and intervening in violent families and to analyze the effect that witnessing violence has on children.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Baylor College of Medicine
Internship Baylor College of Medicine
Professional Medical Baylor College of Medicine
Graduate Training Texas A&M University
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Undergraduate Texas A&M University


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Book Chapter

  1. Franchek-Roa K, Witherspoon M, Giardino A (2009). Children who witness violence: The specific problem of children who are exposed to intimate partner violence. In Giardino AP, Giardino ER (Ed.), Intimate Partner Violence: A Resource for Professionals Working with Children and Families. St Louis: STM Learning, Inc.

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