Through patient and family-centered care, the highly trained caregivers at University of Utah Health 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.

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD, FAAP

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, MD, PhD, FACS

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4.8 out of 5

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 Sur... Read More

Daniel Webster Fults, III, MD

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4.6 out of 5

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

Gregory W. J. Hawryluk, MD, PhD

Dr. Hawryluk specializes in Complex Spinal Surgery, General Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care as well as Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Hawryluk also serves as the Director of Neurosurgical Critical Care at University of Utah Healthcare and has extensive expertise in advanced neuromonitoring techniques. He completed his medical school... Read More

Randy L. Jensen, MD, PhD

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4.9 out of 5

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

John R. Kestle, MD

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

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD

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


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Richard H. Schmidt, MD, PhD

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4.6 out of 5

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, MD

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4.7 out of 5

Phil Taussky, MD serves the Department of Neurosurgery as the Section Chief of Neurovascular Surgery and Chief Value Officer. He earned his MD degree at the University of Basel and he takes great pride at having done his residency at one of the busiest county hospitals at the Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland. During this time, he was also one of th... 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