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Sarah Elizabeth Dixon Cipriano
( out of 59 reviews )

Sarah Elizabeth Dixon Cipriano, MD, MPH, MS

Clinical Locations

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Building

Salt Lake City
801-581-2955
  • Dr. Sarah Cipriano is board certified in Dermatology and sub-specialty boarded in Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Cipriano cares for pediatric patients with complex medical conditions and devotes a significant amount of time to caring for hospitalized children at Primary Children’s Hospital. She is the co-coordinator of the national Society of Pediatric Dermatology Inpatient Special Interest Group and lectures locally, regionally and nationally. She works closely with pediatric generalists and specialists to delivery high quality and compassionate care. In addition to her general pediatric dermatology clinics, Dr. Cipriano also attends combined pediatric dermatology/rheumatology clinic, multidisciplinary tuberous sclerosis clinic and vascular anomalies clinic. Her interests include infantile hemangiomas and other birthmarks, pigmentary disorders, blistering disorders, psoriasis, acne and atopic dermatitis. She enjoys working with patients from birth through adolescence.

    Dr. Cipriano is the Vice Chair of Education for the University of Utah Department of Dermatology. She is passionate about medical education and remains committed to local and national education efforts. She is the lead dermatology educator at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is also a small group facilitator for "Layers of Medicine," a longitudinal course designed to help medical students attend to the 'big picture' conceptualization of what medical care means and the broader socio-cultural factors that shape its delivery. Dr. Cipriano was the director of curriculum development for the American Academy of Dermatology Basic Dermatology Curriculum, a publicly available educational resource for medical students and primary care providers. She participates on multiple local and national education committees and was the recipient of the Rising Star in Education Award from the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Cipriano has been instrumental in the Department of Dermatology's commitment to the crucial work of creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic unit. She was awarded the 2022 School of Medicine Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work in this area.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Dermatology
    American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Pediatric Dermatology)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 59 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 28, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Very Nice person and always listens to my concerns, and answers my question and return call quickly when I call her for question regarding my little boy who's her patient.

    April 24, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Great Doctor, great hospitality

    April 10, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Sarah Cipriano is very knowledgeable and cares a great deal for her patients. She offers the best, most current treatments and will help fight insurance for coverage. We saw several previous providers who made us feel that our son¿s skin condition was untreatable but, Dr. Cipriano has given us several ways to help treat him that are effective. We are so grateful we found her.

    April 01, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    She is amazing!!! The best Dr. she care about his patients she is so caring and kind we love her.

    March 25, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Dr Sarah Cipriano I simply amazing she's one of the best doctors I've ever seen! She's so wonderful with children & very thorough in her job! We just love her!

    February 28, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Dr. Sarah was very professional and great listener. She took her time to explain my concerns. Thank you for your great care.

    February 07, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Dr Cipriano is not only a lovely person and has phenomenal bedside manner, but she is exceptionally good at her specialty! She has helped my daughter remedy her severe eczema issues and truly cares about her patients and takes the time to listen, explain and find solutions that make sense for her. My daughter has so many chronic conditions and we have seen so many doctors for various ailments that we truly know how few doctors actually stand out and go above and beyond in their fields. Dr. Cipriano is one of them! We give her 100 stars!! If your child has skin issues, whether minor or severe, we could not more highly recommend Dr. Cipriano!!

    January 29, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    She¿s the best dermatologist and a wonderful person.She¿s been treating my daughter who usted to have a really bad eczema and we couldn¿t find nothing or something to help her,we tried many dermatologist and medication but nothing work until we found Dr. Cipriano. And she started to helped her with her professional care and she¿s a lovely person. My daughter used to have her skin in really bad shape because of the severe eczema but, Dr Cipriano is changing her life no just my daughter but, to us like a desperate parents trying to find some help now my daughter skin is looking like she doesn¿t have no eczema thanks to the medication Dr. Cipriano prescribes and rightawy she make a plan with us. She brings back my daughter confidence, We¿re so blessed to find her and she¿s treating my son¿s eczema too and I don¿t have nothing to say but thank you to Dr. Cipriano and her team they are the best.

    January 14, 2024
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Dr. Cipriano is professional, kind caring and give you the time required to listen and answer all questions that we have. She is an amazing doctor who we are so grateful for and blessed to have her expertise in regards to our daughters diagnosis. Thank you Dr. Cipriano we really can't thank you enough!!!

  • Dr. Sarah Cipriano is board certified in Dermatology and sub-specialty boarded in Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Cipriano cares for pediatric patients with complex medical conditions and devotes a significant amount of time to caring for hospitalized children at Primary Children’s Hospital. She is the co-coordinator of the national Society of Pediatric Dermatology Inpatient Special Interest Group and lectures locally, regionally and nationally. She works closely with pediatric generalists and specialists to delivery high quality and compassionate care. In addition to her general pediatric dermatology clinics, Dr. Cipriano also attends combined pediatric dermatology/rheumatology clinic, multidisciplinary tuberous sclerosis clinic and vascular anomalies clinic. Her interests include infantile hemangiomas and other birthmarks, pigmentary disorders, blistering disorders, psoriasis, acne and atopic dermatitis. She enjoys working with patients from birth through adolescence.

    Dr. Cipriano is the Vice Chair of Education for the University of Utah Department of Dermatology. She is passionate about medical education and remains committed to local and national education efforts. She is the lead dermatology educator at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is also a small group facilitator for "Layers of Medicine," a longitudinal course designed to help medical students attend to the 'big picture' conceptualization of what medical care means and the broader socio-cultural factors that shape its delivery. Dr. Cipriano was the director of curriculum development for the American Academy of Dermatology Basic Dermatology Curriculum, a publicly available educational resource for medical students and primary care providers. She participates on multiple local and national education committees and was the recipient of the Rising Star in Education Award from the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Cipriano has been instrumental in the Department of Dermatology's commitment to the crucial work of creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic unit. She was awarded the 2022 School of Medicine Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work in this area.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Dermatology -Primary
    Pediatrics -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Dermatology
    American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Pediatric Dermatology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Pediatric Dermatology - University of Utah Clinical Fellow
    Dermatology - University of Utah Resident
    Research Fellow Medical Education in Dermatology - University of California, San Francisco Research Fellow
    Primary Care/General Internal Medicine - University of California, San Francisco Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine; Concentration: Health Professions Education - University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco M.D.
    Health and Medical Sciences - University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco M.S.
    Graduate Training Infectious Diseases - University of California, Berkeley M.P.H.
    Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Community Studies - University of California, Santa Cruz B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Echeandia-Francis C, Sun Q, Asch S, Bayart C, Benjamin L, Cipriano SD, Craiglow B, Dyer J, Levy ML, Lilly E, Newell B, Liang J, Gan G, Deng Y, Paller AS, Choate KA (2024). In-person validation of the Ichthyosis Scoring System. Pediatr Dermatol, 41(2), 247-252. (Read full article)
    2. Pineider JL, Rangu SA, Shaw KS, Cipriano SD, Oza VS (2024). Pediatric consultative dermatology: A survey of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology workforce reveals shortcomings in existing practice models of pediatric dermatology consult services in the United States. Pediatr Dermatol, 41(2), 270-274. (Read full article)
    3. Le HDH, Sreekantaswamy S, Lind H, Birdsall MB, Jensen J, Foster-Palmer SC, Brintz BJ, Chow C, Richards B, Cipriano SD (2023). Skin Color Representation in Teaching Photographs: One Institution's Approach to Addressing Visual Racism in Medical Education. Teach Learn Med, 1-9. (Read full article)
    4. Jensen NC, Cocks M, Brintz BJ, Stoff B, Cipriano SD (2023). Structured Case-Based Ethics Discussion for Trainees and Faculty on Dermatopathology. MedEdPORTAL, 19, 11314. (Read full article)
    5. Gray L, Olson J, Brintz BJ, Cipriano SD (2022). Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome: Clinical features, ancillary testing, and patient management. Pediatr Dermatol, 39(6), 908-913. (Read full article)
    6. Roybal LL, Bowen AR, Cipriano SD (2020). Congenital cystic nodules on the ear of an 8-month-old infant. Pediatr Dermatol, 37(6), 1160-1161. (Read full article)
    7. Reynolds SD, Mathur AN, Chiu YE, Brandling-Bennett HA, Pope E, Siegel MP, Holland KE, Paller AS, Siegfried EC, Tom WL, Lara-Corrales I, Tollefson MM, Maguiness S, Eichenfield LF, Sugarman J, Frieden IJ, Oza VS, Cipriano SD, Huang JT, Shah SD, Lauren CT, Castelo-Soccio L, McMahon P, Cordoro KM (2020). Systemic immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory skin diseases in children: Expert consensus-based guidance for clinical decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatr Dermatol, 37(3), 424-434. (Read full article)
    8. Gonzalez CD, Cipriano SD, Topham CA, Stevenson DA, Whitehead KJ, Vanderhooft S, Presson AP, McDonald J (2019). Localization and age distribution of telangiectases in children and adolescents with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: A retrospective cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol, 81(4), 950-955. (Read full article)
    9. Steinauer J, Baron M, Freedman L, Perrucci A, Dehlendorf C, Cipriano SD (2018). Promoting medical student self-awareness through a challenging patient workshop. Med Educ, 52(11), 1193-1194. (Read full article)
    10. Cipriano SD, Dybbro E, Boscardin CK, Shinkai K, Berger TG (2013). Online learning in a dermatology clerkship: piloting the new American Academy of Dermatology Medical Student Core Curriculum. J Am Acad Dermatol, 69(2), 267-72. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Pineider J, Oza VS, Cipriano SD (2023). Evolving trends in inpatient paediatric dermatology. [Review]. Curr Opin Pediatr, 35(4), 460-466. (Read full article)
    2. Haber JS, Cipriano SD, Oza VS (2022). Morbilliform Eruptions in the Hospitalized Child. [Review]. Dermatol Clin, 40(2), 191-202. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Jimenez A, Blain K, Khalighi M, Clarke JT, Snook J, Cipriano SD (2021). Neonatal pemphigoid gestationis: An atypical presentation of a rare disease. Pediatr Dermatol, 38(6), 1575-1576. (Read full article)
    2. Blue E, Abbott J, Bowen A, Cipriano SD (2020). Linear porokeratosis with bone abnormalities treated with compounded topical 2% cholesterol/2% lovastatin ointment. Pediatr Dermatol, 38(1), 242-245. (Read full article)
    3. Milliken M, Lee J, Cipriano SD (2020). Chondrodysplasia punctata and neonatal lupus in an infant with positive anti-RNP and negative anti-Ro/SSA and -La/SSB antibodies, a case report. Pediatr Dermatol, 37(5), 925-928. (Read full article)
    4. Topham C, Deacon DC, Bowen A, Cipriano SD (2019). More than goosebumps: A case of marked skin dimpling in an infant. Pediatr Dermatol, 36(3), e71-72.
    5. Frigerio A, Toptan T, Chang Y, Abbott J, Cipriano SD, Bowen AR (2019). Widespread keratosis pilaris-like eruption in an immunocompromised child. JAAD Case Rep, 5(4), 352-354. (Read full article)
    6. Parsons K, Cipriano SD, Rosen LB, Browne SK, Walter JE, Stone BL, Keeshin S, Chen K (2019). Severe Facial Herpes Vegetans and Viremia in NFKB2-Deficient Common Variable Immunodeficiency. Front Pediatr, 7, 61. (Read full article)
    7. Sabrina Malone Jenkins, Sarah Cipriano, Camille Fung (2016). Rash Associated With Phototherapy in a 2-Day-Old Preterm Male Infant. Neoreviews, 17, e55-e59.

    Letter

    1. Carter Febres M, Abbott J, Cipriano SD, Knackstedt ED, George TI, Afify Z (2020). Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), an important and underrecognized HLH mimic: A case report. [Letter to the editor]. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 68(2), e28657. (Read full article)
    2. Clark JJ, Woodcock A, Cipriano SD, Hyde MA, Edwards SL, Frost CJ, Eliason MJ (2016). Community perceptions about the use of black salve. [Letter to the editor]. J Am Acad Dermatol, 74(5), 1021-3. (Read full article)
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