parent and child

No parent wants their child to visit the Emergency Department, but when the need arises our Pediatric Emergency Medicine specialists are there to provide the highest quality of care available for your sick or injured child.

Our physicians treat children of all ages. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we care for the most severely injured and critically ill patients in partnership with surgeons, other subspecialists, LifeFlight, and AirMed. We also provide care for children needing observation and treatment less than 24 hours through our Rapid Treatment Unit. We continue to work hard to further the knowledge and understanding of pediatric illnesses and injuries through on-going clinical research. We also participate in local, regional and national education and child advocacy programs.

Planning for an Emergency

Being prepared for an emergency involves not only planning, but also talking to your children about what to expect. Here are some tips on what to tell your kids:

  • Based on their age, tell them what an emergency is in words they can comprehend.
  • Tell them what types of emergency people might arrive to help (firefighters, police officers, paramedics).
  • Work with your children to memorize their home address and phone number, as well as the emergency response number.

David C. Chaulk, M.D., M.P.H.

David Chaulk, MD, MPH, spent ten years as an attending Pediatric Emergency physician at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Canada, prior to joining the Emergency Department team at Primary Children’s Hospital. He also served an administrative role as the Facility Medical Director. David is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediat... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Howard M. Corneli, M.D.

Dr. Corneli received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin, completed his pediatric residency at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital, and his fellowship at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati. He has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1984. In 1997, he earned a Diploma in Statistics from Oxfo... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Nanette C. Dudley, M.D.

Dr. Nanette Dudley received her medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed her Pediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Dudley is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Eric W. Glissmeyer, M.D.

Dr. Glissmeyer cares for sick and injured children in the Primary Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, graduating in 2008. He completed residency training in General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in 2011. After fellowship training in... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Lucy E. Hansen, M.D.

Dr. Lucy E. Hansen received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed her Pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center through the University of Utah. She is board-certified in Pediatrics.Dr. Hansen is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. She is in the Division of Pediatri... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital
Rapid Treatment Unit
(801) 662-1000

Bruce E. Herman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Dr. Herman received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his Pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center/University of Utah. He subsequently completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Primary Children’s Medical Center/University of Utah. Dr. Herman is board-certified in Ped... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000
University Hospital
Pediatrics, Clinic 6
(801) 581-3501

Hilary A. Hewes, M.D.

Dr. Hewes received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico, and completed her Pediatric residency at the University of Utah/Primary Children’s Hospital. She served as Chief Resident for the pediatric residency program at the University of Utah before completing her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah/Prima... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Maija Holsti, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Maija Holsti, MD, MPH completed a BS degree in Psychology from Duke University in 1989. She earned her MD and MPH in Maternal and Child Health from University of North Carolina in 1999. She attended University of North Carolina for her Residency in Pediatrics in 2002. In 2005, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Univer... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Geoffrey A. Jackman, M.D.

Dr. Jackman has been educated through Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, and Emory University. He started at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center in 2000 in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Michael D. Johnson, M.S., M.D.

Dr. Johnson completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He then completed his residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah.Dr. Johnson´s clinical interests include improving the effi... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital
Rapid Treatment Unit
(801) 662-1000

Howard A. Kadish, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Kadish is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and is in the Division of Emergency Medicine. He is the Division Chief for Pediatric Emergency Medicine. As the Division Chief, he oversees the operations of the Emergency Department as well as the Rapid Treatment Unit at Primary Children’s Hospital.... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Allison A. Keller, M.D.

Dr. Allison (Hallie) Keller received her undergraduate education at the University of Puget Sound and her M.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Medical School. After completing postgraduate training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Utah Hospital, she then completed fellowship training in Pediatric Emerg... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Roni D. Lane, M.D.

Dr. Lane received her medical degree in Los Angeles from the University of California. She completed her Pediatric residency at Golisano (Strong) Children´s Hospital, University of Rochester, New York, and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah. She was on the faculty at the Gallup Indian Medical Center for four year... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Chari D. Larsen, M.D.

Dr. Chari Larsen received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency training at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Rapid Treatment Unit in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the Department of Pediatrics at t... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital
Rapid Treatment Unit
(801) 662-1000

Michael J. Miescier, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Michael Miescier completed his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed his residency in pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Utah. He completed pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training at Primary Children’s Medical Center at the University of Utah. He is currently an Assistant Professor of ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Douglas S. Nelson, M.D.

Dr. Nelson attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and then received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia PA, and fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Jonathan D. Pearson, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Pearson completed his medical degree at the University of Minnesota, School of Medicine, followed by Pediatric residency training at the University of Utah. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He works in the Emergency Department and the Rapid... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital
Rapid Treatment Unit
(801) 662-1000

Jennifer Plumb, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Jennifer Plumb received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed her Pediatric residency at Riley Hospital for Children/Indiana University, and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah/Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Plumb is board-certified in Pediatrics and board-certifie... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Charles W. Pruitt, M.D.

Doctor Pruitt obtained his baccalaureate at Case Western Reserve University and his doctorate at The Ohio State University School of Medicine. He was trained in general pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles of the University of Southern California and in pediatric emergency medicine at The Children’s Hospital Denver of the University of Col... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Jeff A. Robison, M.D.

Jeff Robison, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Robison teaches courses in Global Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is the Director for the Global, Rural, and Underserved Child Health Certi... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

David R. Sandweiss, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Sandweiss received his medical degree from UCLA in 1996 and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Washington in 1999. After completing his training, he joined the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and practice rural pediatrics in northeastern Arizona. During much of his time there, he was the Chief of Pediatrics. Following h... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital
Rapid Treatment Unit
(801) 662-1000

Jeff E. Schunk, M.D.

Dr. Schunk received his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1983 and completed his pediatric residency at University of Utah/Primary Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), and then Pediatric Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children Hospital Los Angeles. He joined the faculty at the Univ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Laura L. Sells, M.D.

Dr. Sells received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sells served as Assistant Professor of ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Joyce V. Soprano, M.D.

Dr. Joyce Soprano received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her Pediatric residency, as well as fellowships in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine at Children´s Hospital Boston. She joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2000 and is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics in t... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Stephanie L. Spanos, M.D.

Stephanie Spanos, MD, graduated from the University of Virginia, and received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed residency in Pediatrics at Kosair Children's Hospital, University of Louisville, Kentucky; and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Matthew D. Steimle, D.O.

Dr. Matthew Steimle received his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Wayne State University, and his Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Georgia Regents. He then completed a second fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound also at Georgia Regents and worked as a member of th... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000
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