Pediatric NeurologyOur team of health care professionals give specialized care to infants and children under the age of 18, offering comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and outpatient management for most neurological disorders. The neurological care and treatment plan for your child is coordinated by our board-certified pediatric neurologists who work closely with experts in other disease-specific programs and centers. For example, should your child require surgery, our team of first-rate pediatric neurosurgeons operate one of the largest pediatric neurosurgery programs in North America. In all cases, however, we work to ensure your child receives the most up-to-date care available.

Saeed Abbaszadeh, P.A.

Saeed Abbaszadeh, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant at the University of Utah Pediatric Neurology Department. He currently works with a team of physicians who care for pediatric patients with a broad range of neurological problems.

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Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 587-7575

James F. Bale, Jr., M.D.

James F. Bale, Jr., MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, has approximately 30 years of experience as a child neurologist. With advanced training and expertise in neurological infections, Dr. Bale specializes in infections of the nervous system, especially the infections that damage the developing nervous... Read More

Specialties:

Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575

Helen Barkan, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Barkan joined the Department of Neurology as an Associate Professor, coming from SUNY Upstate Medical University via Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and Dartmouth University in Hanover, NH.

Her expertise is in sur... Read More

Specialties:

EEG, Epilepsy, Neurology, Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

Susan L. Benedict, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Benedict completed her medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in Pediatrics at Creighton-Nebraska Universities and her Pediatric Neurology subspecialty fellowship training at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is currently Associate Professor ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 587-7575
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575

Joshua L. Bonkowsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Josh Bonkowsky is an assistant professor of Pediatric Neurology (Pediatrics) and of Neurology. His undergraduate training was at Harvard University; he obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of California, San Diego, and did his Pediatrics and Neurology/Pediatric Neurology training at the Univer... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575

Russell J. Butterfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Russell Butterfield, MD, PhD received his PhD in mammalian genetics, and medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his residency training in pediatric neurology at the University of Utah in June 2009. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, afte... Read More

Specialties:

Muscular Dystrophy, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases, Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 587-7575
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 587-7575
Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9200

Meghan S. Candee, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Candee completed her medical degree at Albany Medical College after completing a Master's program in the Biochemical Bases of Nutrition at the Institute for Human Nutrition of Columbia University. She then completed her residency and subspecialty training in pediatric neurology at the University of Utah, wh... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-7575

Jeffrey J. Ekstrand, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Ekstrand is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the division of Child Neurology. His undergraduate training was at Stanford University; he obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and did his Pediatrics and Neurology/Pediatric Neurology residency/fellowship at th... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Clinic B (801) 587-7575

Francis M. Filloux, M.D.

Francis Filloux, MD is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. He is responsible for administering the Division of Pediatric Neurology and is Program Training Director for the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Fillo... Read More

Specialties:

Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Psychiatry

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 587-7575
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575

Lynnette S. Fuller, P.A.

Lynn Fuller PA-C, RD, is one of our midlevel providers. She received a Bachelors of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Florida. She worked for seven years as a Dietitian with the Florida Department of Health (Women infants and Children Program), Private Practice in sports nutrition and at Primary ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 587-7575

Timothy S. Garvey, APRN

Timothy S. Garvey received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. He subsequently received his BS degree in Nursing along with an MS degree in Social Psychology at University of Utah in 2000. He participated and worked as an applied biostatistician and res... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 587-7575

Specialties:

Neuromuscular Diseases, Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital
Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9200

Lynne M. Kerr, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kerr attended Yale University for her undergraduate education and there became interested in the complexities of the nervous system. She majored in neurolinguistics before going on to obtain her PhD in physiology at the University of Virginia. She moved to Utah to do a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr Doju ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575
Pediatric Neurology

Michael B. Lloyd, M.D.

I was raised in Wyoming. I attended the University of Wyoming were I obtained a BS in Biochemistry and Microbiology. I then attended the University of Colorado were I obtained my Medical Degree. I stayed at the University of Colorado and did my Pediatric Training. I worked as a general pediatrician for 7 years w... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575

Clint Nelson, M.D.

Dr. Nelson received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center. He is board-eligible in both Pediatrics and Neurology (with special qualification in Child Neurolo... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Pediatric Neurology (801) 357-1700
Primary Children's Hospital

Ai Sakonju, M.D.

Dr. Ai Sakonju completed both her pediatric internship and pediatric neurology chief residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after receiving her medical degree from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. This was followed by fellowship training in Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular disease with mentors Mark ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 587-7575
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 587-7575

Matthew T. Sweney, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Matthew Sweney received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine after completing a Master’s program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, and his c... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Clinic B (801) 585-1676

Kathryn J. Swoboda, M.D.

Kathy Swoboda, MD directs the Pediatric Motor Disorders Research Program and Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at Primary Children’s Medical Center. She is also Principal Investigator for the Project Cure SMA Investigator’s Network, an international multi-center clinical research collaboration intended ... Read More

Specialties:

Neurogenetics, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-9717
Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9200

Colin B. Van Orman, M.D.

Born and raised in southern Alberta, Canada, Dr. Colin Van Orman attended the University of Lethbridge, Alberta for undergraduate training and then obtained his MD degree from the University of Calgary. Subsequent training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology was completed at the University of Calgary and the ... Read More

Specialties:

Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575

Brandon A. Zielinski, Ph.D., M.D.

Brandon A. Zielinski, M.D., Ph.D. is an Arizona native whose early training brought him to Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He joined the Division of Pediatric Neurology in 2... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 587-7575
Pediatric Neurology (801) 587-7575

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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(801) 585-7575
Primary Children's Hospital 100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 585-7575