Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

48 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

Matthew M. Grinsell, Ph.D., M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7609 University Hospital
Transplant and Specialty Clinic
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Dr. Matthew Grinsell completed his medical degree and doctorate of philosophy from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He then completed his Pediatric residency and fellowship in Nephrology at The University of Virginia. He is board-certified in Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Grinsell is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Dr. Grinsell’s clinical practice includes care of patients with disorders of the kidney including chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, tubular disorders, cystic kidney disease, kidney malformations, kidney stones and hypertension. He also and provides medical supervision of dialysis treatments, plasma exchange and kidney transplantation in children and adolescents. He has a special interest in sports-related kidney injuries, nephrotic syndrome and chronic kidney disease. His regional practice includes patients from Utah, as well as from the surrounding states of Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Montana.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Nephrology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
4.5
My confidence in doctor
4.6
Time doctor spent with me
4.5
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.6
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.5
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.5
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.4
Wait time at clinic
3.8
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.6

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.

June 24, 2013

Dr. Grinsell was fabulous! He quickly established a good rapport with our 13 year old daughter, who was quite nervous about the appt (as were her parents). He was very thorough and patient. We didn't feel rushed at all. He had a great sense of humor and had looked through my daughter's history and joked around with her about some of the entertaining reports he had read. He was able to quickly pull up records and test results and went over them with us. I would definitely recommend Dr. Grinsell to others, in fact I already have!

May 20, 2013

Dr. Grinsell's beside manner is very comfortable and friendly, putting the children at ease. Much appreciated!

April 19, 2013

We appreciate how concerned and courtious everyone was. Dr. Grinsell is great and very helpful for stressed mothers as well as the patient. He took time to get background and ensure the best care for our daughter. He also anwered all of our questions and made sure we understood what was happening. He also personally called us to give us updates and discuss further treatment. We couldn't ask for better care during this stressful situation. We know our daughter is in the best hands and care available.

February 15, 2013

First comment from Dr was to accuse us of being 15 min late for a 30 min appt, now we have no time to evaluate. I explained we waited 20 min at front desk. They were backed up with only 1 receptionist, we were NOT late. He then said "then its because everyone else was late". He did not appologise for the wait or the comments and seemed irritated the entire appt.

January 29, 2013

We were very impressed with the genuineness that Dr. Grinsell showed our son. He was very thorough, and made him feel as close to comfortable as he was going to feel (he has autism, so doctor visits can be hard on him).

January 29, 2013

We were very impressed with Dr. Grinsell and his abilities to care for our children.

January 09, 2013

I hope I can find a doctor like Dr. Grinsel when I become an adult. Any recommendations? : )

November 30, 2012

Having gone to a Nephrologist for years in North Carolina whom we loved, I was worried we wouldn't find someone as caring, knowledgeable, or personable. Dr. Grinsell exceeded my expectations.

June 18, 2012

I was really impressed with everyone I encountered during this visit. I also loved how everyone treated Spencer and made him feel so comfortable.

April 27, 2012

Dr. Grinsell has always been courteous, respectful and talked with me on a level I can understand. He's always shown concern for my daughter and what she's going through. I wish he was closer to us though! :)

April 11, 2012

I had I felt valid concerns regarding a vacination which were treated very I felt rudely and my feelings were hurt I felt I was talked down to almost to the point of being made fun of

April 11, 2012

We never feel rushed with Dr. Grinzell. He always takes the time to answer questions and find out how Hyrum is doing. In his words, "He is the best!"

March 20, 2012

I know that Dr. Grinsell is an expert in his field. I know he knows what he is doing and will take care of his patients, we just need to have all of the information ourselves to alleviate our concerns.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Sports Injury

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Nephrology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7432 Williams Building
Pediatric Nephrology
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Matthew Grinsell completed his medical degree and doctorate of philosophy from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He then completed his Pediatric residency and fellowship in Nephrology at The University of Virginia. He is board-certified in Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Grinsell is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Dr. Grinsell’s research interests have included kidney development, including the role of COX-2 in the regulation of glomerular development in a mouse model. More recently, Dr. Grinsell has studied the risks of kidney injury during sports participation in children and adolescents. He is interested in developing a registry to monitor kidney injuries in patients with a solitary kidney or transplanted kidney over time.

Dr. Grinsell is also recruiting pediatric and adolescent patients to participate in multicenter studies as part of the Midwestern Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium. These studies aim to define the natural history and explore treatments for kidney disease in pediatric and adolescent patients.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Virginia
Pediatric Nephrology
Fellow
Residency University of Virginia
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Virginia
Pediatrics
Intern
Doctoral Training University of Nevada, Reno
Cell and Molecular Biology
Ph.D.
Professional Medical University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Gonzaga University
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Grinsell MM, Showalter S, Gordon KA, Norwood V(2006)Single kidney and sports participation: perception versus reality.  Pediatrics Electronic Pages, 118(3),1019-27

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

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