Adolescent Medicine

Devoted to the health and psychosocial needs of adolescents and young adults, our adolescent medicine experts treat the wide-ranging physical and emotional issues of adolescents such as eating disorders, gynecology, transgender, obesity and nutrition disorders, psychosocial issues, substance abuse, and other related issues.

Allergy

Allergic disorders occur when the immune system responds inappropriately to things in the environment that are otherwise harmless to others. The conditions we treat include: allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and allergic conjunctivitis, anaphylaxis, asthma, eczema (atopic dermatitis), food allergies, and hives (urticaria).

Behavioral Health

Children with physical illness face all the medical challenges of their condition as well as the psychological trials that may arise as they cope with their illness. Our pediatric behavioral health specialists are available to help children and families cope with the emotional and behavioral aspects of a child's physical illness.

Cardiology

We offer an entire range of pediatric heart care services from the most basic heart conditions to handling the most intricate heart surgery or transplant. In conjunction with Primary Children's Hospital, we provide leading-edge technology for diagnosing pediatric heart conditions, and the latest in devices that help the heart function properly.

Comprehensive Care

Children served by our comprehensive care program often have conditions related to prematurity, congenital anomalies, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders, and functional limitations requiring adaptive equipment.

Critical Care

Our pediatric critical care specialists provide state-of-the-art care to children with life-threatening medical and surgical conditions at Primary Children's Hospital. We care for critically ill infants, children, and adolescents around the clock.

Dermatology

The skin is the largest organ of the body, covering the entire body of your child. As the outer protective covering of the body, it is exposed to the environment, making your child’s skin vulnerable to growths, rashes, discoloration, cysts, burns, injuries, infections, and other disorders.

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Our interdisciplinary team provides medical care and education in diabetes and endocrinology, including care for type 1 and 2 diabetes, thyroid, adrenal, growth, pubertal, and bone metabolism disorders in children and adolescents.

Emergency Medicine

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we care for the most severely injured and critically ill patients in partnership with surgeons, other subspecialists, LifeFlight, and AirMed. We also provide care for children needing observation and treatment less than 24 hours through our Rapid Treatment Unit.

Gastroenterology

With patients that include newborns to adolescents, on an inpatient or outpatient basis, we treat for common and complex gastrointestinal, liver, or growth disorders and provide nutritional support when necessary. Working closely with parents and primary care providers, our specialists become partners in your child's care and treatment.

General Pediatrics

Scheduling routine checkups is an important part of keeping children healthy. By maintaining a regular checkup schedule, we can help prevent illness, detect hidden problems and monitor your child's growth and development throughout childhood and the teen years.

Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric hematology and oncology services evaluates and treats many blood disorders and cancers. Our highly trained specialists work together as a multidisciplinary team to determine the best treatment modalities for children, adolescents, and young adults.

Immunology

Immunodeficiency disorders occur when the immune system cannot properly fight infections, resulting in either recurrent or severe infections and include: common variable immunodeficiency, congenital immonodeficiencies, and hereditary angiodema.

Infectious Disease

We are experts in diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites and treat mild to the most severe conditions. Working with state-of-the-art labs and diagnostic technology, our team of doctors, nurses and therapists will work to treat the disease and it's symptoms.

Inpatient Medicine

Pediatric inpatient medicine primarily treats patients admitted to Primary Children’s Hospital who do not have primary care physicians or whose primary physicians do not have hospital privileges. Our specialists also care for medically complex patients referred by their primary care physicians.

Medical Genetics

Medical genetics is committed to providing you, your newborn, children, or adolescents with excellent care in diagnosis, management and treatment of all forms of hereditary disorders and birth defects. Our staff includes many specialists from clinical geneticists, counselors to neurologists that work as a team to develop your child’s treatment plan.

Neonatology

Babies born within the Intermountain West's five-state region with life-threatening conditions are treated for serious congenital birth defects such as defects of the heart, brain, and internal organs and infant treatment for sepsis, pulmonary hypertension, and prematurity with additional complications.

Nephrology & Hypertension

Pediatric nephrology—which includes skilled and experienced pediatric nephrologists, imaging specialists, pediatric nurses, and other multidisciplinary specialists—offers expert diagnosis, treatment, and management of kidney and hypertensive disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.

Neurology

We evaluate and treat children, from birth until adulthood, with neurological symptoms and problems that include: developmental delay, epilepsy, headaches, leukodystrophy, motor disorders, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular disorders, spina bifida, stroke, tics and other movement disorders, and others.

Palliative Care

When a child faces a life-threatening illness, the palliative care consultation service, Rainbow Kids, offers special help with communication, spirituality, emotions, physical symptoms, and social connections to better comfort, advise, and support the family every step of the way.

Plastic Surgery

For children of all ages, pediatric plastic surgery provides procedures in: cleft lip, cleft palate, congenital differences, congenital nevus, craniofacial deformities, flaps, hand surgery, microtia, head shape, tissue expansion, and wound healing. Our specialists understand the unique issues and challenges in caring for children.

Pulmonary Care

Our respiratory specialists care for pediatric respiratory disorders that include: asthma, congenital lung problems, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, recurrent pneumonia, chronic cough, sleep apnea, noisy breathing, and many others. We also oversee one of the largest cystic fibrosis programs in the country.

Rheumatology

Rheumatic conditions and related symptoms can affect physical growth, school performance and family dynamics. Conditions include dermatomyositis, juvenile arthritis, periodic fever and other autoinflammatory disorders, scleroderma and morphea, systemic lupus erythematosus, and vasculitis.

Safe & Healthy Families

The Center for Safe and Healthy Families provides medical and mental health services to suspected victims of child abuse and neglect and their families. The therapy team works with children who have suffered trauma such as physical or sexual abuse as well as children with behavioral problems.

Sleep Medicine

Sleep disturbances are common in childhood, with almost 20-40 percent of children having experienced them at some point. Sleep disturbances can be caused by true sleep disorders, neurological problems, heart and lung problems, gastrointestinal disturbances, behavioral and developmental disorders, as well as psychiatric disorders.

Urology

University of Utah Health pediatric urologists provide comprehensive diagnose, treatment and management of all children’s urinary and genital problems. Urology services include inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and management of children with acquired and congenital urogenital disorders.