Through patient and family-centered care, the highly trained caregivers at University of Utah Health Care diligently work to improve outcomes for patients with trauma, injury, or illness of the brain, spine, and central nervous system, including aneurysms, stroke, brain, and spinal cord injury.

As evidence of our caring philosophy, University of Utah Hospital recently constructed the region’s largest and most technologically advanced neurocritical care unit. Family areas with shower, kitchen, and laundry facilities were also built to encourage close friends and family to play a greater role in the healing process of their loved one.

Erica F. Bisson, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Erica Bisson specializes in complex spine surgery with a focus on cervical disease (neck pain) , spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and degenerative spinal conditions (neck and back pain). Dr. Bisson obtained her medical degree from Tufts University. She also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Utah in 2008, and is curre... Read More

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD is involved in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery. He specializes in in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spine Procedures, Skull Base Surgery, Brain Tumors, Neuro Trauma and Chiari and Vascular Malformation. Dr. Brockmeyer currently serves as Division Chief of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, while he also serves as Princi... Read More

William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Dr. Couldwell specializes in Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Brain Aneurysms, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Head Trauma and Neuro Critical Care. William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has served as Director of the American Board of Neurological S... Read More

Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.

Andrew T. Dailey, MD specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Neuro Trauma, and Neuro Critical Care. He treats patients suffering from spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and cervical degenerative disease. Dr. Dailey originally came to the University of Utah in 1998, but left after five years to practice at the University of W... Read More

Daniel Webster Fults, III, M.D.

Daniel W. Fults III, MD is Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah and is a member of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Brain Tumor Program. As a physician-researcher, Dr. Fults’s clinical practice is centered on brain tumor treatment. Malignant brain tumors found in children is the primary focus of his laboratory research.... Read More

Paul A. House, M.D.

Dr. House specializes in the surgical treatment of Epilepsy, Movement Disorders,Trigeminal Neuralgia, Brain Tumors, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Paul A. House, MD surgically treats patients who suffer from epilepsy, movement disorders (including tremor, Parkinson’s disease, and dystonia), trigeminal neuralgia and brain tumors. His research interes... Read More

Randy L. Jensen, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Randy Jensen specializes in Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Neuro Trauma and Neurocritical Care. He has a particular emphasis using preoperative imaging, intraoperative navigation, intraoperative cortical mapping and intraoperative MRI to maximize tumor resection and minimize surgical complications. He treats patients with mali... Read More


Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care


Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
(801) 585-0260

John R. Kestle, M.D.

John R.W. Kestle, MD specializes in Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Brain Tumors. Dr. Kestle is Professor of Neurosurgery and Vice Chair of Clinical Research. His clinical practice has been exclusively in pediatric neurosurgery, with a specific interest in pediatric epilepsy surgery. His research is centered on clinical trials me... Read More


Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care


Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurosurgery
(801) 662-5340

Joel D. MacDonald, M.D.

Joel MacDonald specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Head Trauma and Neuro Critical Care.... Read More

Fumisuke Matsuo, M.D.

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from non-epileptic events. Recent research ... Read More


Neurology, EEG, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Seizures


Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

Min S. Park, M.D.

Dr. Park specializes in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, neuro-interventional radiology, stroke, brain tumors, brain aneurysms, brain vascular malformations and fistulas, head trauma, neuro critical care, hydrocephalus, skull base surgery and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Park is a neurosurgeon who comes to University of Utah Health C... Read More

Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A. is a neurosurgeon with specialized expertise in spine surgery and neuro-oncology. His main clinical focus is on management of patients with tumors and injuries to the brain, spine and spinal cord. In addition, because of his expertise in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques he sees complex p... Read More

Richard H. Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Schmidt specializes in the neurosurgical treatment of cranial disorders including brain tumors, meningiomas, aneurysms and vascular malformations, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, head trauma and critical care problems. Dr. Schmidt has been a cerebral vascular neurosurgeon at the University of Utah since 1993, providing comprehensive care o... Read More

Phil Taussky, M.D.

Phil Taussky, MD was born in Basel, Switzerland, where he earned his MD degree at the University of Basel. During his residency at the Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland, he was also one of the team physicians for the Swiss National ice-hockey team. After his residency he completed a skull base/cerebrovascular fellowship at the University of Utah and... Read More

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7575
Primary Children's Hospital 100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 585-7575
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