Jamie McDonald
Jamie McDonald, MS, LGC
Kevin Whitehead
Kevin J. Whitehead, MD

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare hereditary disorder of the blood vessels that can cause many symptoms and complications, which are unfamiliar to most physicians. We are proud of the group of physicians at the University of Utah Health who work together to accurately diagnose HHT, prevent potentially serious complications of arteriovenous malformations, and treat the varied manifestations of HHT with state-of-art therapies. It truly takes a team!

We are also involved nationally and internationally with medical and patient groups focused on increasing knowledge and awareness about HHT and optimizing care.  

Jamie McDonald, MS, LGC, worked to establish the HHT Center at University of Utah Health two decades ago after becoming convinced through personal experience that families with this complex disorder needed a center of expert, multidisciplinary care in the western states. Jamie, her two children, and many other family members have HHT.

Kevin Whitehead’s (MD) focus on HHT began more than a decade ago when he began seeing patients as the cardiologist in our HHT Center. He now serves as the managing physician for patients seen at the University of Utah HHT Center. 

As the center’s co-director’s, we are both passionately committed to providing expert, coordinated, multi-specialty, one-stop care for patients and whole families with HHT. If you or a family member have HHT or are concerned you might have HHT, please give us a call to schedule a visit. We will take it from there.


Jamie McDonald, MS, LGC & Kevin J. Whitehead, MD