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M. Joan Sheetz, M.D.

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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-3645
Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 662-3770
Primary Children's Hospital
Rainbow Kids Palliative Care Program
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Dr. Joan Sheetz is the Medical Director of the Rainbow Kids Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Primary Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. Rainbow Kids Palliative Care team is an interdisciplinary team which works with children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, assisting with communication, medical decision making, spiritual and psychosocial distress, and symptom management for chronically ill children and children at the end of life. In addition to clinical and administrative duties related to the Rainbow Kids program, Dr. Sheetz is involved in clinical research about pediatric palliative care, and teaching faculty, pediatric residents and medical students the principles of end of life care. She is co-director of UCoPE, the Utah Certificate of Palliative Education. She is a member of the Primary Children's Bioethics Committee, and holds a certificate in Conflict Resolution from the University of Utah. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed a Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at the University of Utah. She completed the Palliative Care Education and Practice course at Harvard Medical School.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Inpatient Medicine
Board Certification American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Inpatient Medicine
Board Certification American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Bio

Dr. Joan Sheetz has been the Medical Director of the Rainbow Kids Palliative Care Program at Primary Children’s Hospital since it's inception in 2006. The program has served over 1500 children with life-threatening and chronic illness and their families. Dr. Sheetz is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah, and is board certified in both Pediatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her early career was spent working with homeless children and teens at the Fourth Street Clinic, where she was a pediatrician for 10 years. She is also trained in Conflict Resolution.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Certification University of Utah, Communications Department
Conflict Resolution
Certification
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Resident
Professional Medical University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Colorado, Denver
Pre-med requirements
Undergraduate University of Colorado - Boulder
Psychology
B.S.
Undergraduate Bel-Rea Institue of Animal Health Technology
Animal Health Technology
A.A.S.

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