Why choose us?


We care for HUNDREDS of children and teenagers with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Though Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are rare disorders in young people, our Center cares for hundreds of patients. This means our care is efficient, timely, and effective. It means we've encountered difficult problems and worked out solutions to those problems. Not responding to treatment? We've solved that. Possible side effects from medicines? We've know how to manage that. Poor growth? We've solved that. Caring for many, many young patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis simply means were experts.

Greater than 80% of our patients are in remission.

So while we care for hundreds of patients, we do everything we can to assure every individual patient achieves these three goals: 1) no symptoms, 2) no side effects from medicines, and 3) normal growth and development. To do this, we constantly track our remission rates: that means we make sure we know of every single patient that is doing well, and every single patient that is struggling.

We offer expert care coordination.

What is care coordination? That's the piece missing from many healthcare settings. From disease flares, to managing medications, interacting with insurance companies, navigating medical testing, assisting with appointments, even interacting with schools, our nurse coordinator is an expert. How expert? She's coordinated care for families for more than 15 years and done so for families in Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, all over Utah, and beyond the Mountain West. Simply put, it means when patients or their families call with a problem, they have an expert who is accountable for the problem on the other end of the phone line.

We offer state-of-the-art care.

Care for children and teenagers with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis has improved dramatically over the last decade. With these improvements have come new medicines, new diagnostic methods, and new standards of care. Our physicians have expertise in all of these. We participate in study groups, such as the PRO-KIIDS Network, to constantly improve the care of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

We collaborate with other expert physicians.

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients frequently require the input from other physicians. Pediatric pathologists may need to interpret biopsies. Pediatric radiologists are needed for imaging studies. Sometimes consultation with a pediatric surgeon is needed. It turns out that our physician collaborators are also experts in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in children and teenagers. Additionally, it means we meet frequently with our expert colleagues to discuss problems as they arise and review imaging, biopsy samples, and results of other medical tests. Ultimately, it means that families have the peace of mind that many experts are focusing on the best care for their child.

We are pediatricians.

All physicians in our Center are trained pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists. All of our expert physicians are board certified in pediatric gastroenterology. We have expertise in caring for children and teenagers which is especially important during critical times to optimize growth, assure normal development, and navigate the unique needs of the child and teenager. Our care is provided within the Primary Children's Hospital system, at the Primary Children’s Services at Riverton and the Primary Children's Outpatient Services Building, adjacent to Primary Children's Hospital. This means that all medical services and personnel understand the unique needs of the child and teenager. More simply, it means we embrace the mission of Primary Children's Hospital: the Child First and Always.

Christa J. Adams, APRN

Christa Jennings Adams received her nurse practitioner degree from Yale University specializing in Pediatrics. She worked at the Yale School of Medicine in Pediatric Endocrinology after graduation. She is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a nurse practitioner at the University of Utah working in the Pediatric Liver... Read More

Linda S. Book, MD

Dr. Linda Book graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and the University of Utah followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Utah. She is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutriti... Read More

Mark Deneau, MD, MS

Dr. Deneau is active in all aspects of pediatric gastroenterology and endoscopy. His main areas of clinical expertise are: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease), neonates and infants with liver disease and short bowel syndrome, and the inpatient care of very ill and hospitalized patients. Dr. Deneau is a member... Read More

Anna Ermarth, MD, MS

Dr. Ermarth is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics working within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.  She practices general gastroenterology and endoscopy for pediatric patients at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake and Riverton locations.  Her residency and fellowship was completed at University of Utah/Primary Children’s Hospital ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

Stephen L. Guthery, MD, MS

Dr. Guthery is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition.  His interests include the care of infants, children and adolescents with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and liver disease.  His research involves understanding the genetic basis of and improving treatments for these conditions.Dr. Guthery is board c... Read More

Specialties:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis, Pediatric Crohn's Disease, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology, Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

W. Daniel Jackson, MD

Dr. W. Daniel Jackson received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed his Pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center and received additional training in the Clinical Nutrition Research Center at Massachusetts Inst... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

M. Kyle Jensen, MD

Dr. Jensen received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital, followed by a Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then completed an Advanced Pediatric Hepatology and T... Read More

Marianne A. Kavan, MD

Dr. Kavan received her medical degree from New York Medical College, and completed her Pediatric Residency and fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Advanced Hepatology and Transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology and board eligible for Pediatric Advan... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

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Molly A. O'Gorman, MD

Molly A. O’Gorman, M.D. is a Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Utah. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Dysphagia Program and of the EDDIE Clinic (Elimination Disorders, Diagnosis of Incontinence and Encopresis) at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. O’Gorman received her M.D. degre... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

Raza Patel, MD, MPH

Dr. Patel received his master’s degree in public health and went on to get his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at SUNY at Buffalo at the Women and Children´s Hospital of Buffalo.Dr. Patel is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gast... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

John F. Pohl, MD

Dr. John F. Pohl received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, completed his Pediatric Residency at Phoenix Children´s Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center, and completed his Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was on the faculty at Texas A&M Univers... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

Jacob O. Robson, MD

Dr. Robson received his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, with an area of concentration in medical education. He completed his pediatric residency and a chief residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center) and his pediatric gastroe... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

Thomas L. Sutton, MD

Dr. Thomas L . Sutton received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his pediatric residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. After serving as a battalion surgeon in Germany and Iraq, he completed his fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Cent... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital 801-213-3599
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center 801-357-1700

Justin C. Wheeler, MD

Dr. Wheeler completed his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, his pediatric residency training at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Gast... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital 801-662-2900
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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