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.

Erica F. Bisson, M.D., is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treatment of cervical spinal disorders. 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 currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuros... Read More

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

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD is involved in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, but focuses primarily on the pediatric spinal column. Dr. Brockmeyer currently serves as Division Chief of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, while he also serves as Principal Investigator on a variety of research projects involvin... Read More

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

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 Surgery and Secretary for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently President of the American Associati... Read More

Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.

Andrew T. Dailey, MD 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 Washington in Seattle. He returned to the University of Utah in 2006 to... 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 la... Read More

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., M.D.

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., MD is actively involved with the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Spine Program at the University of Utah, which incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care. His clinical interests are in interventional spinal medicine and spinal diagnostics, as well as the... Read More

Paul A. House, M.D.

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 interests include improving the “decoding” of movement information from the brain, understanding epileptic activity... Read More

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

Randy L. Jensen, MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon with a practice focused on the treatment of patients with brain tumors. He has a particular emphasis using preoperative imaging, intraoperative navigation, intraoperative cortical mapping and intraoperative MRI to maximize tumor resection and minimize surgical complicat... 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 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 methodology, which he developed a multi-center network f... 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 D. MacDonald, MD has a broad clinical practice and research interest. His focus is on vascular disorders of the brain, along with skull base tumors and complex spine pathologies. Dr. MacDonald is also Past Vice President and Treasurer of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Past President and treas... 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 n... Read More


Neurology, EEG, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Seizures


Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

Min S. Park, M.D.

Dr. Park is a neurosurgeon who comes to University of Utah Health Care from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, where he recently completed a fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the UC San Diego Medical Center. Following graduation, he served on active du... Read More

Jay Kenneth Riva-Cambrin, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Riva-Cambrin began his medical studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. After graduating from medical school in June 1998, he completed his residency at the University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. ... Read More


Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care


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

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

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

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

Dr. Schmidt has been a cerebral vascular neurosurgeon at the University of Utah since 1993, providing comprehensive care of patients with vascular malformations, cerebral aneurysms and angiomas. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and received his undergraduate education at Brown University. He ... 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 fell... 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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