Conditions that affect the back and neck can range from the most common to the most complex. University of Utah Health's neurosugery spine specialists evaluate each patient to provide individualized treatment plans that help get you back to the activities you enjoy. Whether your condition is sports related, due to chronic pain, or disease related, our specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of back and neck related problems.

In order to provide easy access and flexibility to our patients, spine evaluations are offered by our physician assistants who are specialty trained in neck and spine disorders. Our physiatrist, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, provides a range of treatment options for back and neck problems with the goal of restoring your function and relieving pain to greatest degree possible. Our specialists use the latest techniques and advanced technologies all in an effort to provide the best care possible for our patients.

Our program can provide or recommend a number of treatment options that include the following:

  • Interventional spine therapies
  • Rehabilitation & physical therapy
  • Spine surgery

Dorian J. Carroll, PA-C

Dorian J. Carroll, MPAS, PA-C joined the Department of Orthopaedics in February of 2016. He is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. He received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arcadia University and completed his medical training at Philadelphia University obtaining a Master’s Degree in Physician... Read More


Orthopaedic Surgery, Physician Assistant, Spine Evaluation


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Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., MD

Patient Rating:


4.7 out of 5

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., MD specializes in interventional spinal medicine and spinal diagnostics, as well as the non-operative management of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders. He has strong interests in spine related science and research. Dr. Goldston is actively involved with the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Spine Progra... Read More


Back, Neck, Spine, Spine Evaluation


Clinical Neurosciences Center 801-585-6065

Andrew Harmon, PA-C

Patient Rating:


4.5 out of 5

Andy joined the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team as a provider in the outpatient orthopedic clinic at the U of U South Jordan Health Center in December 2013. He works in close collaboration with Dr. Michael Henrie to manage the treatment and rehabilitation needs of people recovering from acute and chronic spine and other orthopedic problem... Read More

Richard W. Kendall, DO

Patient Rating:


4.6 out of 5

Dr. Richard W. Kendall is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who specializes in diagnosis and rehabilitation of back and neck pain using exercise, therapy, interventional spine procedures and medications and complementary and alternative management. He has special interest in back and neck pain in cyclists, triathletes, endurance athl... Read More


Acute Pain, Arthritis Rehabilitation, Back, Cycling Injury, Neck, Non-operative Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine, Spine Evaluation, Spine Injection


University Orthopaedic Center 801-587-7109

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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Sara McEvoy, MPAS

Patient Rating:


4.8 out of 5

Sara is excited to return to the University of Utah to join the comprehensive spine care team at the Clinical Neurosciences Center. Prior to her arrival in 2012, Sara spent the previous few years working in internal medicine at the 4th Street Homeless Clinic. She has a strong interest in academic research and is involved in several clinical studies... Read More

Nick Monson, DO

Dr. Nick Monson, Assistant Professor, (clinical) is a board certified primary care sports medicine specialist within the Orthopedic Department of the University of Utah.  Dr. Monson specializes in evaluation and treatment of spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and foot and ankle issues.  He also has special interest in concussion management and... Read More


Acute Pain, Arthritis Rehabilitation, Concussion, Health Promotion and Education, Knee Preservation, Non-operative Musculoskeletal Disorders, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Spine Evaluation, Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine


Farmington Health Center 801-213-3200

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7575
University Orthopaedics Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 587-7109

Other Locations

Parkway Health Center 145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 234-8585
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 213-4500