Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

282 Patient Ratings
123 Patient Comments

Jennifer J. Trauscht-Van Horn, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

282 Patient Ratings
123 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-2995 Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 213-2995 University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Trauscht- Van Horn is a women's health provider in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the Clinical Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Women’s Health and Breast Care Clinic. She also serves as the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Utah and is the Clinical Supervisor for the Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. She is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, serves as an appointed member for the University of Utah Healthcare ethics committee, and is a board member for the University of Utah Medical Group.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 31, 2015

dr Van horn is a wonderful person and doctor

December 13, 2014

feel good

December 09, 2014

I immediately felt comfortable with the assistant, nurse practitioner, and the doctor. I had a fantastic experience and knew that every one of them were truly concerned about me and my experience and my concerns. I am definitely looking forward to receiving more care from Clinic 4 and the staff that works there.

December 04, 2014

She is wonderful

November 26, 2014

Dr Vanhorn is the best. She explains everything, she's easy to talk to and always shows genuine concern.

November 20, 2014

awesome doctor, very friendly and kind and I felt like she cared about me as an individual. very much enjoyed my time with her.

November 04, 2014

I love Dr. VanHorn! I would follow her anywhere. I can't imagine seeing a different gynecologist.

October 19, 2014

We think Jenny Van Horn is fabulous!

October 13, 2014

Again, I am very happy I chose this practice and I'm thrilled with my entire experience.

October 10, 2014

Everyone was very helpful and very attentive throughout the visit

September 25, 2014

Dr. Van Horn is truly outstanding in all aspects of care. I have complete confidence in her medical knowledge and find her manner of interacting with me very comfortable. She is an excellent care provider and I would recommend her to other women without hesitation.

August 28, 2014

Dr. Van Horn is wonderfully friendly and takes time to answer my many questions. This is my first baby, so I have lots of questions, but sometimes feel that certain topics wouldn't come up unless I remember to ask about them.

August 20, 2014

All my dr have been really great. I like them all.

August 08, 2014

Of the 90minutes total that we were at the clinic, we saw the NP for probably 15 and the MD for 5 or less. I do feel like most of my questions were answered and I had enough time with the providers (though MD interaction was definitely rushed), but it is outrageous to sit in a clinic for that long when the amount of time you are actually being seen by someone is so short!

August 07, 2014

I had a very tough to talk about, personal concern that I spoke to Dr. Van Horn about. She was so great at making me feel like she was there for me through this and that we would get a plan together to address the problem. I felt so much better after the appointment because I could tell she genuinely cares and will help me through this pregnancy and do what's best for the baby.

July 10, 2014

Dr. Van Horn was very thorough in her exam and comprehensive with my health care concerns. She takes her time and listens to all the patient's concerns. She makes you feel at ease during the examination. It is a privilege to be her patient.

June 13, 2014

Dr. Vanhorn is an amazing doctor. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an OBGYN!

June 08, 2014

Dr. Van Horn had the perfect blend of compassion, technical expertise and the ability to explain what she was doing and what I needed and wanted to know. I trust her fully and see us as partners in my health care.

June 06, 2014

Provider is amazing!

June 04, 2014

I loved the midwife she was very nice and attentive. The doctor I'm not to sure about, she seemed a little aloof for the 5 minutes she spent with me. She told me about doing my labs and left the room, but wasn't really clear if the appointment was over or not.

May 30, 2014

Dr. Van Horn is fabulous. Always takes her time and shows sincere concern.

May 28, 2014

Dr. VanHorn was a wonderful provider who cares for her patients. She took enough time with me and made sure I was comfortable with the plan going forward.

May 23, 2014

As always, Dr. VanHorn was friendly, knowledgeable, sympathetic, and quick (which in this case is a great thing!)

May 09, 2014

Dr Trauscht-Van Horn is worth her weight in gold. She is has much wisdom, understanding, excellent doctor.

March 27, 2014

Dr. Jenny Van horn is ultimately thee best physician in the entire University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. I feel fortunate to be her patient!

March 27, 2014

Would recommend to everyone!

March 26, 2014

Dr. Van Horn is amazing, I appreciate when she makes an effort to see me at each appointment. She always goes the extra mile. I would definitely recommend her to a friend!

March 24, 2014

Dr. VanHorn is superb! She cares, listens and is at my level when she talks with me. She herself also follows up with me with a personal phone call. I appreciate the fine care I receive.

March 21, 2014

I brought up a really big concern I have and felt like she was not understanding or listening. Her response something I have no idea how she plans to accomplish. It has left me feel in very un easy about how she will handle my cituation when it all plays out.

March 02, 2014

This doctor is renown in the Salt Lake Valley for her thorough examinations, her knowledge of the field and its recent research, and her professional and at the same time caring demeanor toward her patients. She is in a class by herself, or with just a few others. I feel privileged to be under her care.

February 14, 2014

Best care provider.

February 04, 2014

Dr.Van Horn is fantastic!

January 31, 2014

Dr. Vanhorn is the Best!! I have being seeing her for over 10 years. I recommed her to everyone!

January 21, 2014

The doctors were wonderful and explained things thoroughly and patiently. They seemed happy to discuss and answer all of my questions and I did not feel pressured towards anything I was uncomfortable with.

December 22, 2013

I needed to have a full appt to ask my medical questions. I was left waiting in the exam room for an hour and when doctor finally came, my appt was rushed and it was a yearly exam!t

December 12, 2013

Dr. Vanhorn is awesome! No complaints from this patient.

December 10, 2013

I love Dr. Van Horn. She is very friendly and makes me feel very comfortable.

December 08, 2013

Jenny VanHorn has a busy practice but is always pleasant and never makes you feel like she is in a rush. She called me about an abnormal pap smear and had me in for a biopsy within days. She is awesome.

December 08, 2013

Dr VanHorn added me on for a biopsy early Monday morning. The clinic staff were friendly and I noticed that several times they called my by name. It is a little thing but adds a personal touch.

November 21, 2013

All three were great, concise but informative!

November 18, 2013

I had a really good first experience with Kathleen? Frame and Dr. Van Horne. I felt like they were friendly, took enough time to explain everything well, and were willing to answer any questions I had.

November 12, 2013

Dr vanhorn is great she always spends time explaining everything to me. And she makes me feel comfortable.

November 08, 2013

As mentioned in most of my surveys, it is the wait time that would make me not recommend. Dr. VanHorn is great, as is most of the staff but the wait time (and what appears as a lack of sympathy from the front desk personnel) would make me hesitate.

November 05, 2013

I was treated by Kathy and this was the first time I've seen her. But she was just as friendly and engaging as Jennifer and I was very impressed with her. She actively listened to me and answered all of my questions.

November 03, 2013

I felt listened to, I felt cared for and I felt hope for the first time in years.

October 30, 2013

I didn't see my doctor. I met her midwife instead, which I usually don't mind but NP didn't explain why she's there and where the doctor was. She also talked to me things very different than what I was told, wasn't friendly at all, explain things without any emotion. I know there are other NPs my doctor works with. I certainly don't want this NP back.

October 24, 2013

I was seen by a Nurse Practitioner because Dr. Van Horn was away at a delivery. I can't remember her name but she was wonderful. I wouldn't mind seeing her again!

October 24, 2013

I love Doc Van Horn and pay a lot of money to have insurance that the U will take. My company insurance only offers United Health Care. So I buy insurance on my own just so my family and I can continue to come to the U.

October 09, 2013

NP did everything, Dr's time with me was limited and not very helpful

October 04, 2013

Again, the wait time is a problem. If it wasn't so constant and long I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Van Horn but the time problems cause me to hesitate.

September 27, 2013

I love dr Vanhorn shes always good to me and answers all my questions.

September 23, 2013

Dr. Vanhorn is the best. I know exactly what is going on in my pregnancy because of the time she takes with me and my husband in each appointment. She doesn't spend so long to delay the rest of her clinic by making other patients late, but is great in the quality of her communication. We love her!

September 11, 2013

I initially saw a NP because the Dr was behind (which has been the case EVERY visit I have had) and I told her that I was becoming concerned that I had hardly met the woman who was supposed to be delivering my baby and I'm at 30 weeks. She went to see if the Doc was available, which she was, and had her come in to address my concerns. Dr. Vanhorn appeared to be receptive so I can only hope that I will see her from now on for my visits until the birth. Otherwise, I don't know if I would recommend her to friends. She is very kind and obviously a great dr but she is extremely busy and it is hard see her even when she is the provider scheduled for my visit.

August 29, 2013

the best :)

August 26, 2013

Dr. Vanhorn is incredibly friendly at every visit. She always seems to be in a fantastic mood, and I never feel like a burden. I know I am in great hands with her care.

August 16, 2013

As usual, Dr. Van Horn was wonderful! My mother was thrilled to meet her and felt the same way too.

August 16, 2013

routine exam

August 10, 2013

Excellent care.

July 15, 2013

I would have liked to see the doctor instead of or in addition to the midwife. Both midwives who've cared for me have been excellent, but since the doctor will be delivering my child, I think it's very important to have the opportunity to develop a relationship with her.

July 15, 2013

Trece and Dr. VanHorn were both really patient and reassuring.

June 24, 2013

Felt a bit rushed

June 24, 2013

I have always loved Dr. Van Horn!

June 17, 2013

Dr. Van Horn is amazing!

May 31, 2013

Dr. Jennifer and her assistant Therese were professional and caring - I feel very lucky to be under their care!

May 14, 2013

Dr. Traust Van Horn also follows up with a phone call about lab results.

May 06, 2013

I wish I could see my doctor and build a relationship with her. It is hard to get to know someone in just one visit. I not feel like any doctor should have more patients than they are able to see. I want to be more than just a number. I value relationship.

May 06, 2013

Dr. Vanhorn is great at listening to and addressing any of my concerns. This is my first pregnancy, and I am amazed at how patient she is with me. She goes the extra mile to assure me everything is going as expected. She has a great balance of high energy friendliness and seriousness about medical issues. I absolutely love her!

April 28, 2013

I have enjoyed working with all the NP's and Dr. Vanhorn. They have kept me well informed. Have been very courteous and professional. I felt that they have showed good concern and listen when I talk with them about any concerns I may have. I felt that they addressed my questions very thoroughly. I like that they always take the time to sit and listen to me. It makes me feel more valued as a patient.

April 23, 2013

I appreciated Dr. Van Horn calling me, herself, to let me know the results of my test.

April 15, 2013

I have only met my OB once at my 1st appt. (after waiting 2 1/2 hours), since then, I have only been seen by a NP for 30 weeks of my pregnancy. I was not happy with the care I was receiving, so I switched to a new OB at 31 weeks. I am VERY happy now.

April 15, 2013

Dr. Vanhorn has such great enthusiasm why showing genuine concern. A nice combination. She is attentive and patient with my many questions. Love her!

April 03, 2013

These comments all apply to the care provided by Dr. Trauscht Van Horn who was excellent. I had far less confidence in the PA who saw me prior to the Dr. visit.

March 25, 2013


March 20, 2013

Dr. Van Hornw was amazing. I feel like she really cares

March 15, 2013

Dr vanhorn is amazing! Best doctor i have ever had

March 15, 2013

NP Kathleen and Dr. VanHorn were very kind and attentive

March 13, 2013

Dr. Van Horn and Rita are both wonderful to work with.

February 18, 2013

Kathleen Frame was great at listening to my problem and desire for treatment. I felt very safe in her care and appreciated her listening to me so well.

February 18, 2013

I have never had the MD or the midwife talk to me about nutrition or appropriate weight gain during my pregnancy. Why isn't this part of the standard?

February 18, 2013

good experience

January 28, 2013

I love my doctor and her staff. Everyone is always courteous and considerate.

January 28, 2013

The doctor was excellent - very professional, intelligent, and caring. In addition, she takes the time to explain the procedures as she is performing them and to listen patiently to any of my concerns. Could not ask for a better Ob/Gyn - a credit to this hospital and its community of doctors.

January 21, 2013

I love Dr. Van Horn. She is extremely competent and pleasant and I always feel my questions answered and that I've been well taken care of in her care.

January 18, 2013

Dr. Van Horn is always nice, and always answers my question. However, I am 30 weeks pregnant, and have only had 2 appointments with her. The rest have been with either the midwife or a nurse practitioner. Since I am in my last trimester, I now always request to be seen by Dr. Van Horn. However, I feel that I should not have to ask to be seen by my doctor- I feel that I should be seen by my doctor at all of my appointments, unless she is sick or on vacation.

January 15, 2013

Dr Van Horn is awesome. She is very caring and informative.

January 14, 2013

I think the staff and providers in Clinic 4 should have an in-service about the Hypnobirthing class offered at the U hospital.

January 09, 2013

very friendly, shows concern and explains things well.

December 31, 2012

My friends need a gynecologist familiar with problems experienced by older women. I would recommend Jennifer to someone who is pregnant or of childbearing age. She did refer me to a neurologist. I'd like to know about the specialties of different gynecologists.

December 20, 2012

I was scared to death of the LEEP procedure. Dr. Vanhorn and the Nurse were able to sedate me and I am so grateful. I feel they went out of their way and showed genuine concern for my health. I cannot thank you enough for making this tolerable, you promised it would be and I can't thank you enough for your care and concern!

December 19, 2012

I would recommend the nurse I saw, but not my doctor that I was supposed to see.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Van horn was wonderful, and actually called me at home later to follow up on the appointment.

December 10, 2012


December 03, 2012

I love Dr. Van Horn, she is very attentive to my needs and always listens! I also love seeing Rita and Kathleen, they are always helpful and I trust them with my care. Awesome team!!

November 26, 2012

My only complaint is how busy she is. Excellent otherwise.

November 19, 2012

The doctor was thorough and considerate. She gave good explanations and was open to questions. It was a positive experience.

November 19, 2012

Nurse Practioner was super nice and helped me with all my questions that I was worried about. I would totally recommend Dr. Vanhorn and her nurse practioner to anyone. :)

November 05, 2012

I thought she was very nice. She answered all my questions and went over my medications and what to do with them with my medical history.

October 22, 2012

I really like my doctor though and liked the midwife I saw also.

October 15, 2012

Been with Dr. Van Horn for many years.......great lady and fantastic doctor

September 24, 2012

It has been ~9 months since I last saw Dr. Van Horn. She clearly reviewed my chart and my history before I met with her -- there were details about my history (both medical and personal) that she knew and asked about when we talked. Her attention to detail made me feel extremely well cared for. I have already recommended her to friends of mine, and I will continue to do so!

September 21, 2012

I would highly recommed Vanhorn to anyone! She is very thoughtful and helps me out on things i need answered and my concerns.

August 16, 2012

I would love to recommend Dr Van Horn to others

July 25, 2012

She is an excellent doctor so I have no problems waiting to get an appointment or waiting in the waiting room.

July 16, 2012

The PA is always so welcoming and happy! The NP is so nice and calming to help me with my answers. the Doctor (vanhorn) is just so happy and always has a smile on her face which i love to see that makes me know she loves her job and what she does is what

July 16, 2012

I love how thorough she is in answering my questions. such a nice Dr!

June 11, 2012

What is not to love about Dr. Vanhorn?? She is so positive and caring - I love her! I felt that all of my questions were answered, and she followed up on my labs. I feel fortunate to have her as my physician.

June 11, 2012

Dr van horn in awesome

June 04, 2012

Dr. Van Horn is a very caring doctor.

May 09, 2012

I felt very comfortable and welcomed.

April 25, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Van-Horn to many friends.

April 19, 2012

The appointment only lasted 5 minutes so there wasn't that much discussed. Just a normal monthly check-up.

April 17, 2012

Dr van horn is wonderful. She spends time answering all of my questions and is open to giving me options about how my birth will go.

April 13, 2012

I am grateful to have such good care at this clinic. I feel like Dr. Vanhorn and Rita care about my health and are always willing to answer any questions or talk about any concerns that I have. They are both very kind and knowledgable.

April 04, 2012

Dr Vanhorn is great! So lucky I found her

April 04, 2012

Vanhorn is always enthusiastic and welcoming. She is thorough and detailed. I enjoyed my experience here.

February 14, 2012

I love Dr. Van Horn, she is a awesome provider and makes you feel like you are her only patient!!

February 13, 2012

My doctor always spends a great deal of time to talk about my issues.

February 09, 2012

I didn't get much time with the Doctor herself because the clinic was very busy. I understand this however, and was not angry or annoyed. I just dont know her well enough to say if I'm confident or not in her and if I would recommend her.

February 09, 2012

Had a wonderful experience with physician.

February 08, 2012

My past three visits were with NPs, they were all great, but I do want to see the doctor herself, so maybe space out the doctor's times with NPs so I feel I get seen by the doctor herself more often.

January 26, 2012

It would be nice if the providers use some diagram to explain things since everything was done by orally.

January 13, 2012

I have had very very good experiences with Dr. Van Horn, and have already recommended her to a number of my friends.

January 10, 2012

Dr. Vanhorn called me after my last visit and answered other questions by phone; I was very impressed that she would call me personally not just have a secretary call

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Contraception

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-2745 School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Jennifer Trauscht-Van Horn, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts, and her Medical degree from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. She interned at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the following year served as an intern for Planned Parenthood in Burlington Vermont. She completed her residency at the University of Utah.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah Dept. Ob/Gyn
Internship Planned Parenthood
Internship University of Vermont College of Medicine
Professional Medical U of Washington/School of Medicine
Undergraduate Amherst College/Grad Verification


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