Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings
63 Patient Comments

Susan L. Martini, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings
63 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2205
University Hospital
Pediatrics, Clinic 6
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Susan L. Martini MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on Active Referral Staff at Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. Martini is in the Division of General Pediatrics and sees patients at the University Pediatric (Clinic 6) where she teaches medical students and residents general pediatrics. She has a private practice there with families associated with the University of Utahand the Salt Lake City area.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Pediatrics
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Patient Ratings

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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

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January 26, 2017

very competent provider

December 27, 2016

Dr. Martini is a very good listener and took in consideration our concerns.

December 14, 2016

She was wonderful but a bit rushed. Apparently we were not scheduled for the right length of time.

December 09, 2016

Appreciate Dr. Martini and her knowledge/experience, thank you for taking care of my son.

September 25, 2016

She seemed a little brusque.

September 23, 2016

Dr. Martini is the best

September 06, 2016

Dr. Martini has been a great pediatrician for my son. She was sensitive enough to suggest the idea of looking at changing to a male provider for my son as he is moving into adolescence. I greatly appreciate the way in which she values her little patients and wants to give them a voice in their healthcare.

August 22, 2016

Although this survey was assigned to my daughter, my children had a joint appointment with Dr. Martini. My son was also getting his well child check up. I appreciated that Dr. Martini voiced the consideration of giving my 11 year old son the option of seeing a male physician as his primary physician. She was sensitive and thoughtful about considering choices that would help my son feel comfortable as he is getting older. She values that children should have a choice in their healthcare.

August 12, 2016

We absolutely appreciate Dr. Martini. She is very caring, listens, and responds to our questions very professionally.

July 08, 2016

I wish she provided me with time to ask questions.

June 05, 2016

Dr. Martini is great. She knows everything and speaks with authority (and humor). We trust her completely.

June 04, 2016

Dr. Martini is a wonderful physician. I like that Dr. Martini is a good listener. I really trust Dr. Martini has my child's best interest forefront.

June 01, 2016

Dr. Martini is our favorite! I love that she is very straightforward and does a great job answering any questions I have.

May 19, 2016

Dr. Martini was fantastic. Very personable and kind. She didn't waste our time, but made sure we felt good about the appointment. I've already recommended her to friends.

May 03, 2016

absolutely would recommend and have recommended to friends already

March 28, 2016

We received great care from Dr. Martini. The only thing is, sometimes when I'm trying to present a thought, she will interrupt, so I don't always feel that my concerns are heard. I think she knows so much about the topic, that she interjects with her thoughts

February 26, 2016

I have absolute confidence in Dr. Martini and appreciate her knowledge, attentiveness and empathy during our visits.

December 11, 2015

Dr. Martini is top notch. She is very punctual, engaging, compassionate and is always concerned about getting the care my son needs. My son actually fell off a chair while we were in the office and she made sure the MA completed an accident report too and made sure he was ok from that too.

November 16, 2015

Dr. Martini was fantastic. She really treated us like VIP's. She is not our usual provider (we love Goldman-Luthy too) but I would absolutely recommend her to friends. So personable!

November 02, 2015

Dr. Martini's knowledge and care is amazing!

November 02, 2015

Just felt a little rushed and didn't feel like I was able to ask all of my questions before she had to hurry out of the room. I do realize a ped's office gets busy though

September 14, 2015

Dr. Martini listened, was quick to understand what I was concerned about, was direct by helpful and came across as a very experienced practitioner. I was fully confident my son had gotten the very best attention and care without loosing any valuable time, which made my visit on time and those that followed as well. Very professional.

September 13, 2015

Dr. Martini is easy to talk to- makes kids feel comfortable without being patronizing.

August 13, 2015

We have developed a great relationship with the care provider. She is extremely supportive, knowledgable, and helpful.

August 10, 2015

Dr. Martini is an excellent and caring doctor. We always feel comfortable asking her questions or raising concerns.

August 08, 2015

Dr Martini was very kind and knowledgeable but she seemed like she was in too much a hurry to talk about much. I like when providers ask specific questions about my child's progress rather than just asking if I have any questions. Sometimes I don't know what questions to ask, but if the doctor guides the conversation better it helps a lot.

July 28, 2015

dr. martini was not personable or warm. she didn't seem to be worried about my daughter's worsening cough even though that's what we were most stressed about. we really missed Dr. Elizabeth Smith!

July 13, 2015

we love Dr Martini. she is knowledgeable and efficient.

June 16, 2015

Absolutely love, love, love Dr. Martini and her staff!!

April 20, 2015

Dr Martini is knowledgeable, thorough and efficient. we love having her care for our kids.

March 11, 2015

Dr. Martini is excellent.

February 18, 2015

Dr. Martini was great! She agreed to see us even though there were no more open appointments available.

February 10, 2015

Dr. Martini was very thorough with her explanations and really discussed how I wanted to proceed. She gave me the options to make an informed decision. She is very kind and great with kids.

January 31, 2015

Dr. Martini is wonderful.

January 31, 2015

Dr. Martini is great with kids and parents.

December 29, 2014

Dr. Martini is exceptional

November 29, 2014

very good care

November 28, 2014

Dr. Martini is excellent!

October 11, 2014

We only interacted with the assistant since we were just getting flu shots.

October 11, 2014

We're more than happy with our care provider. I can't imagine a better doctor.

October 06, 2014

Like I mentioned before, we love dr. martini, the process of making appointments and vaccine administering is the problem.

September 25, 2014

Dr. Martini is always fantastic. She is very friendly and caring.

August 22, 2014

Dr. Martini made us feel very comfortable. delighted to now have her as our son's pediatrician.

July 07, 2014

I like how she offered more sophisticated explanations than you usually get from providers.

June 13, 2014

Martini was great. She speaks to us frankly and clearly, which we really appreciate/need as new parents.

May 22, 2014

Dr. Martini was very caring and compassionate to my daughter and I. She put all of my feelings at ease and even threw in a bit of humor! Thank you Dr. Martini!

September 04, 2013

My concerns are always addressed. My daughter is very comfortable asking Dr. Martini questions and understands her answers.

August 26, 2013

Excellent experience. Both the nurse and Dr. Martini did not appear rushed and took their time with us.

August 21, 2013

We love Dr. Martini! She is so personable and explains things very well. She is great to work with!

February 13, 2013

Dr. Martini has been great with both of my kids. She takes the time to understand our needs and activities as a family and how that impacts my children. Good listener. Very happy to have her for my children's pediatrician.

February 05, 2013

This was not our first visit to the peds clinic but we recently change pediatricians so this was our first visit with Dr. Martini. She was lovely. She was great with the kids and communicated well with us.

December 28, 2012

This episode of illness lasted 14 days. I appreciated the access to the nurse on call, and felt reassured that the nurse had spoken with Dr Martini when she called to follow up with us. I also appreciated the level of concern that Dr Martini showed us, especially as the illness continued for so long.

December 22, 2012

Sometimes it is hard to get out what we are trying to say, our care provider gets excited and (I assume) accidentally cuts us off to answer questions right away without hearing everything we have to say. She is amazing however!!!

November 12, 2012

The provider was very friendly, very personable, very caring and positive. I work in the healthcare and my expectations are high. Dr. Martini has definately met them.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Martini always spends plenty of time with us to make sure all of our questions are answered.

November 12, 2012

We love Dr. Martini and recommend her to all of our friends.

October 15, 2012

We have seen this doctor twice, the experience we had this time versus last time with my older child was night and day. She has improved her demeanor with patients impressively as last time I left I swore I would never go back to her, this time had no choice and I'm glad we did. She is obviously a great doctor, and her "bedside manner" is much improved. Thank you!

September 06, 2012

Dr. Martini was excellent!!!

March 30, 2012

Due to the nature of our visit and the time of day, my daughter was referred to PCMC for further observation of her respiratory distress. I appreciate the concern shown by Dr. Martini to care for the emergent needs of my daughter.

March 06, 2012

Seemed to be a bit rushed.

February 25, 2012

Dr. Martini is very knowledgeable, but I didn't care for her bedside manner towards my child.

February 03, 2012

We love Dr. Martini! I will be very sad the day we have to switch insurance when I stop working for the U.

January 05, 2012

Seems to be rushed. I wish she take more time, and ease worries. Not all cases are typical.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Pediatrics
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7877 Williams Building
General Pediatrics
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Susan Martini’s career as an educator began in 1986 after finishing a fellowship in Ambulatory and Community Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. She finished her residency at University of Pittsburgh and served as a 4th year Outpatient Chief Resident there with Dr. Jack Paradise. Her main focus during fellowship was collaborating on otitis studies in the General Pediatrics division as well as doing research and serving as a pediatric consultant for two schools in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.

After spending one year in private practice after her fellowship, she returned to academics serving as Director of Pediatrics for Shadyside Family Practice Residency and was on staff at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where she admitted inpatient pediatric patients from the Family Practice Clinic. She also directed the level 2 nursery at Shadyside Hospital. Teaching and precepting in the outpatient resident clinics were part of her responsibilities.

Dr. Martini then served as Director of Pediatrics for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic where she directed medical care of inpatient and outpatient patients in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. She served on multiple committees there and teaching child and adolescent psychiatry residents was a large part of her duties.

In 1994 she moved to Advocate Medical Group and was full-time faculty at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, where she had a busy practice. She taught residents in the pediatric residency program in the outpatient general pediatric clinic, continuity clinic, newborn nursery and inpatient floors. She directed a Sexual Abuse Clinic at Lutheran General Hospital and served as the hospital’s child abuse consultant for 4 years.

In 2008 with a move to Utah, Dr. Martini became an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of General Pediatrics. She has an active private practice and teaches medical students and pediatric residents in the general pediatric outpatient clinic and resident continuity clinic at the University of Utah. She also serves as an attending physician where she teaches medical students and residents in the newborn nursery at University of Utah. Dr. Martini is a member of the Pediatric Education Committee and the CME Committee at Primary Children's Hospital. She is also on the interviewing committee for Admissions to the School of Medicine at the University of Utah. She has served as a preceptor at Teen Mom program at South Main Clinic. She also volunteers seeing patients and precepts residents at the People’s Health Clinic at Park City.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residency Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residency Texas Childrens Hospital
Internship Texas Childrens Hospital
Professional Medical University of Nebraska Medical Center
Undergraduate University of Nebraska - Lincoln


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