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.

Contact Us

(801) 662-1200

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.

Robert G. Bolte, M.D.

Served for two years post-residency with the US Public Health Service in Micronesia.
Has practiced as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physican in the PCH Emergency Department since 1983.... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine

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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 ear... 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 Pediatric... 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 i... 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.

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Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Rapid Treatment Unit (801) 662-1000

Bruce E. Herman, M.D.

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.... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000
University Hospital (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 Fell... 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 also attended University of North Carolina for her Residency in Pediatrics in 2002. After residency, she completed a... 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 Emery 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 ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Michael D. Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He then completed her 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.
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Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

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 Chil... 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 f... 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 from the University of California, Los Angeles, 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 Indi... 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 ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

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... 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, 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, and fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Bos... 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 a Clinical Instructor at the University of Utah in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He works in... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

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. She was a staff physicia... 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 Hos... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Jeff A. Robison, M.D.

Jeff Robison, M.D., has joined the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine as an Assistant Professor on the Clinical track. Dr. Robison is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Primary Children’s Medical Center.

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Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

David R. Sandweiss, M.D.

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 ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

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 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, Columbus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sel... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

Danielle E. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency training at Primary Children´s Medical Center.

She is currently a Clinical Instructor in t... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Rapid Treatment Unit (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 ... 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 H... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000
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Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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