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Matthew T. Sweney, M.D., M.S.

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Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-3599
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Map
(801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065

Specialties

Bio

Dr. Sweney is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy. He is Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Primary Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in General Pediatrics, Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology. He participates in all aspects of pediatric epilepsy care, including medication management, non-medication alternatives such as ketogenic diet and vagal nerve stimulation, as well as palliative and curative epilepsy surgery. He remains active in ongoing studies into new potential anti-seizure medications and is committed to providing advanced epilepsy care to children of the intermountain region.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Epilepsy)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Epilepsy)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-3599 Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
Pediatric Neurology
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Sweney is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Primary Children’s Hospital, the only level 4 pediatric epilepsy center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers in the Intermountain Region. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Utah. His main clinical interests include pediatric epilepsy and EEG, as well as intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM).

Dr. Sweney’s clinical expertise is focused primarily on care for children with drug-resistant epilepsy. During his tenure as Medical Director, the epilepsy program at Primary Children’s Hospital has continued to expand its services, adding subtraction ictal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) coregistered to MRI (SISCOM) and functional MRI to its existing diagnostic services. Additionally, the epilepsy program now offers minimally invasive surgical options via MRI-guided laser ablation for cases of refractory focal epilepsy.

Dr. Sweney is particularly interested in ongoing clinical trials into new ant-epileptic medications, the utility of responsive neuromodulation in pediatric epilepsy, as well the role of the mobile platform interface in management of chronic epilepsy. Additionally, he continues to remain actively involved in research related to Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC), a rare neurologic disorder of childhood recently attributed to mutations in the ATP1A3 gene. He currently serves as the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the AHC Foundation of North America.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah
Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy
Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah
General Child Neurology
Fellow
Research Fellow University of Utah
Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood
Research Fellow
Residency University of Nebraska - Omaha
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Nebraska - Omaha
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical University of Nebraska - Omaha
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training University of Minnesota
Biomedical Engineering
M.S.
Undergraduate University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Bioengineering
B.S.

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