Through patient and family-centered care, the highly trained caregivers at University of Utah Health Care diligently work to improve outcomes for patients with trauma, injury, or illness of the brain, spine, and central nervous system, including aneurysms, stroke, brain, and spinal cord injury.

As evidence of our caring philosophy, University of Utah Hospital recently constructed the region’s largest and most technologically advanced neurocritical care unit. Family areas with shower, kitchen, and laundry facilities were also built to encourage close friends and family to play a greater role in the healing process of their loved one.

Erica F. Bisson, M.D.

Erica F. Bisson, M.D., is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Bisson obtained her medical degree from Tufts University. She also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Utah in 2008, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at... Read More

Specialties:

Neuro Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pain Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065
Parkway Health Center (801) 585-6065
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-6065

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD is involved in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, but focuses primarily on the pediatric spinal column. Dr. Brockmeyer currently serves as Program Director for the Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Program, while he also serves as Principal Investigator on a research project that in... Read More

Specialties:

Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Pediatric Neurosurgery (801) 662-5340

William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D.

William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has served as Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and Secretary for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently President of the American Associati... Read More

Specialties:

Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.

Andrew T. Dailey, MD treats patients suffering from spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and cervical degenerative disease. Dr. Dailey originally came to the University of Utah in 1998, but left after five years to practice at the University of Washington in Seattle. He returned to the University of Utah in 2006 to... Read More

Specialties:

Neuro Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., M.D.

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., MD is actively involved with the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Spine Program at the University of Utah, which incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care. His clinical interests are in interventional spinal medicine and spinal diagnostics, as well as the... Read More

Specialties:

Neuro Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pain Surgery, Spine Evaluation, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Paul A. House, M.D.

Paul A. House, MD surgically treats patients who suffer from epilepsy, movement disorders (including tremor, Parkinson’s disease, and dystonia), trigeminal neuralgia and brain tumors. His research interests include improving the “decoding” of movement information from the brain, understanding epileptic activity... Read More

Specialties:

Brain Tumors, Epilepsy Surgery, Functional Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Randy L. Jensen, M.D., Ph.D.

Randy L. Jensen, MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon with a practice focused on the treatment of patients with brain tumors. He has a particular emphasis using preoperative imaging, intraoperative navigation, intraoperative cortical mapping and intraoperative MRI to maximize tumor resection and minimize surgical complicat... Read More

Specialties:

Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065
Huntsman Cancer Institute (801) 585-0260

John R. Kestle, M.D.

John R.W. Kestle, MD is Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. His clinical practice has been exclusively in pediatric neurosurgery, with a specific interest in pediatric epilepsy surgery. His research is centered on clinical trials methodology, which he developed a multi-... Read More

Specialties:

Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Pediatric Neurosurgery (801) 662-5340

Joel D. MacDonald, M.D.

Joel D. MacDonald, MD has a broad clinical practice and research interest. His focus is on vascular disorders of the brain, along with skull base tumors and complex spine pathologies. Dr. MacDonald is also Past Vice President and Treasurer of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Past President and treas... Read More

Specialties:

Neuro Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

Jay Kenneth Riva-Cambrin, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Riva-Cambrin began his medical studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. After graduating from medical school in June 1998, he completed his residency at the University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. ... Read More

Specialties:

Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Pediatric Neurosurgery (801) 662-5340

Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B..A. is a neurosurgeon with specialized expertise in neuro-oncology and spine surgery. His main clinical focus is on management of patients with tumors and injuries to the spine and spinal cord. In addition, because of his expertise in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgic... Read More

Specialties:

Brain Tumors, Degenerative Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Metastatic Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neuro Spine Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Radiosurgery, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spine Arthroplasty, Spine Trauma, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0262

Richard H. Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Schmidt has been a cerebral vascular neurosurgeon at the University of Utah since 1993, providing comprehensive care of patients with vascular malformations, cerebral aneurysms and angiomas. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and received his undergraduate education at Brown University. He ... Read More

Specialties:

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Phil Taussky, M.D.

Phil Taussky, MD was born in Basel, Switzerland where he earned his MD degree at the University of Basel. During his residency at the Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland, he was also one of the team physicians for the Swiss National ice-hockey team. After his residency he completed a skull base/cerebrovascular fell... Read More

Specialties:

Brain Tumors, Cerebral Aneurysms, Hydrocephalus, Neurointerventional Radiology, Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vascular Malformations

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 581-6908

University Campus/Research Park

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