|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 585-7575||Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Helen Barkan is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
She graduated in 1982 from Princeton University with an A.B. in Chemistry, then received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. She then attended Dartmouth Medical School, after a break for rearing her children, and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, receiving a dual MD/PhD degree as a physician-scholar.
Subsequently, she did both an Internal Medicine internship and a Neurology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident and Medical School Instructor in the final year. During her residency, Dr. Barkan was exposed to Pediatric Neurology cases on a daily basis, and had the opportunity to work with mentors of international statute, including the late Dr. Peter Williamson (Adult Epilepsy) and Dr. Greg Holmes (Pediatric Epilepsy). In various capacities ( PhD student in Engineering, Neurophysiologist, resident) Dr. Barkan spent 13 years in the Level Four Surgical Epilepsy Program headed by Dr. Williamson and Dr. Roberts, the Neurosurgeon, and participated in over 300 epilepsy surgical cases as a member of the Clinical Neurophysiology group.
Dr. Barkan then completed an Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, where her main mentor was Dr. Barbara Westmoreland, but also learned from Drs. So, Lagerlund, Cascino, Britton and Shin.
Dr. Barkan then spent 4 years as an Epileptologist at SUNY-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where she was heavily involved in resident training and resident/fellow curriculum design. At SUNY she saw 50:50 pediatric and adult epilepsy patients, and covered for Dr. Carl Crosley for pediatric inpatient consults, and also covered up to 12 weeks per year of inpatient Neurology service, incuding stroke service for 2 years.
At the University of Utah Dr. Barkan did inpatient neurology consults for 4 weeks per year, and otherwise she spends her time 70:30 % in Adult and Pediatric Neurology, in clinic, EEG reading, and presurgical evaluations. She has received "MD of the year" award from the Epilepsy Association of Utah.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
|Academic Divisions||Pediatric Neurology
|Board Certification||American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology