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Erin Zinkhan, M.D.

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Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 507-7000 Intermountain Medical Center
5121 Cottonwood Street
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 662-4100 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 581-2745 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Specialties

Bio

Dr. Erin Zinkhan received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. She completed her Pediatrics Residency and Neonatology Fellowship at the University of Utah. She is currently a Visiting Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Neonatology. Her clinical interests include nutrition in premature and sick infants. Dr. Zinkhan’s research focus is the study of long-term health problems of inadequate nutrition during pregnancy.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Visiting Instructor
Academic Divisions Neonatology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Neo-Peri)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Visiting Instructor
Academic Divisions Neonatology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Neo-Peri)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7052 Williams Building
Neonatology
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Zinkhan is an attending Neonatologist at the University of Utah. Her primary research interest is determining the mechanism through which fetal intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) predisposes the offspring to adult-onset lipid disorders. To study the field of fetal origins of adult metabolic disease, she developed a rodent model of a maternal high fat diet, that in combination with IUGR, increased serum and liver lipids in adult offspring. One mechanism through which perinatal insults alter lipid metabolism over a lifetime, is altering accessibility of transcription machinery to the DNA for genes involved in lipid metabolism. Her current focus is to determine how IUGR and a maternal high fat diet alter accessibility to transcription machinery. Ultimately her goal is to prevent morbidity from elevated lipids in IUGR offspring.

Dr. Zinkhan’s primary clinical interests include nutrition in premature and sick neonates, lipid metabolism, and nutrition during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She practices in the Newborn Intensive Care Units at the University Hospital, Primary Children’s Medical Center, and Intermountain Medical Center.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah
Neonatology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah
Pediatrics
Resident
Professional Medical University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Rice University
Bioengineering, specialization in Cellular and Molecular Engineering
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Zinkhan, EK, Chin JR, Zalla JM, Yu B, Numpang B, Yu X, Jiang C, Callaway CW, Mcknight RA, Joss-Moore L, Lane RH (2014). The Combination of Intrauterine Growth Restriction and a High Fat Diet Impairs Cholesterol Elimination in Rats. Pediatr Res, in press.

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