Professional Summary


  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City, in Doctor of Medicine, 2007


  • University of Utah Medical Center - Salt Lake City, in Pediatrics, 2010

Board Certifications

  • AM BD PEDIATRICS awarded in 10/17/2010

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Utah Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Pediatrics

Language Spoken

  • English

Intermountain Hospital Affiliations

Verified Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all patient responses to physician related questions in the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey. Patients receive a survey to complete within 1-2 days of their physician visit. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Satisfaction

(4.7) 765 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

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Aug 4, 2022
Amazing service and facility!
Aug 4, 2022
Excellent service provided! We were so pleased and impressed with the DR as always when we visit here.
Jun 16, 2022
Jun 13, 2022
Dr Blackburn has always been really great to work with!
Apr 19, 2022
I loved the way Dr. Blackburn explained things to my 12 year old and included him in the treatment plan.
Apr 14, 2022
We love Doctor Blackburn! He is phenomenal and we are going to miss him!
Apr 12, 2022
We love dr Blackburn! He is the best doctor!
Apr 7, 2022
We love Dr Blackburn and are going to miss him!
Apr 2, 2022
Dr. Blackburn is an excellent doctor, who had a trusted doctor providing for our children for 12 years.
Mar 29, 2022
We LOVE Dr. Blackburn and are so sad to see him go. He will be dearly missed
Mar 27, 2022
Dr. Blackburn is an amazing doctor! We are really sad to see him leave for his next adventure. He has always been kind and caring.
Mar 16, 2022
Dr Blackburn is so good with my teenagers. I love how he talks to them and gives them helpful advice about life.
Mar 10, 2022
We love Dr Blackburn and we are terribly sad he is retiring. I'm having a hard time trying to find a new provider that we will trust as much as we did him.
Feb 24, 2022
Dr Blackburn is the absolute best! He made sure my daughter was comfortable and even made the exam fun by making animal noises in her ears nose and mouth. He is super smart and knowledgeable and knew just how to treat my daughter! He's the absolute best pediatrician out there.
Feb 19, 2022
We love Dr. Blackburn! He really takes the time to make sure we are taken care of.
Feb 17, 2022
Dr Blackburn is always very encouraging
Feb 17, 2022
Dr Blackburn always takes the time to answer any questions and teach my kids to be healthy. I really appreciate him, he's such an amazing doctor.
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Always recommend Blackburn
Jan 15, 2022
Dr. Blackburn takes all the time you need to get your questions answered. My daughter feels very comfortable with him. He talks to her not about her if that makes sense.
Jan 14, 2022
Dr. Blackburn gave my teenager very valuable, useful, scientific, logical information about life and growing up. It was extremely valuable for her to receive this type of information from someone that is not her parents and yet can positively influence he
Jan 6, 2022
Dr Blackburn is always informative and caring.
Dec 30, 2021
We love our pediatrician
Dec 12, 2021
Dr Blackburn is EXCEPTIONAL! We love him & appreciate his genuine & knowledgeable care toward our son. .
Nov 25, 2021
I have the greatest respect and faith in Dr. Blackburn
Nov 18, 2021
Dr Blackburn is the most understanding provider I have ever had. He truly listens to my questions and is real with me.
Nov 18, 2021
Dr Blackburn is VERY thorough!!
Nov 9, 2021
Dr. Blackburn empowers his patients with knowledge and encourages their active participation during well child checks.
Oct 15, 2021
I honestly do not have words to express my appreciation to Dr. Blackburn for such a wonderful appointment. My daughter has been struggling with anxiety and depression and it has recently escalated to where it has been affecting every aspect of her life.H
Oct 14, 2021
Dr. Blackburn is amazing! I trust him and his advice for my children and know he has there best interest in mind. He's fun and the twins love him. We were very blessed to have him as there doctor since they were born. Highly recommend him.
Sep 29, 2021
I love Dr. Blackburn. He is so good with the kids and if I have questions he gives very detailed answers which is so helpful.
Sep 23, 2021
Doctor Blackburn is always very good at letting me participate in the decisions for my children. I also really like that he always directs the child to asking me the mother about everything. I like that he models asking permission to the parent for look
Sep 17, 2021
Dr Blackburn is the best dr we've ever had! He is so attentive and listens to every question and concern and is so knowledgeable! We just love him.
Sep 15, 2021
We love Marcus.
Sep 4, 2021
We love doctor Blackburn! He is the best at including me in decision about my child's care. He's great with the kids! When he's crazy busy he never makes the appointment feel rushed. He takes his time addressing the patient, parent, questions, care opti
Aug 27, 2021
Dr Blackburn is an amazing physician. We drive past many Doctor offices to get to him specifically.
Aug 26, 2021
We have seen Dr. Blackburn for many years. I feel he is too busy. I feel he's rushed. I feel like I need to speak as fast as I can to get my concerns out.
Aug 26, 2021
Honestly this practice has gotten to busy. Dr. Blackburn is a great pediatrician but the visits are too rushed. I won't recommend this practice because it's so busy.
Aug 26, 2021
Dr Blackburn is the cream of the crop. He is so warm, caring, informative and genuine. I recommend him to everyone I can
Aug 12, 2021
Great communication and helped so much
Aug 12, 2021
Everyone was kind, professional and helpful!
Aug 10, 2021
We have seen dr Blackburn for 10 years and me kids won't see anyone else. He is so good to speak to them how they can understand, and listen to mom and dad about our concerns.
Aug 4, 2021
The best pediatrician I have ever been to! Makes my whole family feel so comfortable and welcomed all the time. Super friendly!
Aug 4, 2021
I love this facility and staff. I recommend them everywhere I go and all I encounter in regards to medical care for children.
Aug 3, 2021
We have only the highest praise for Dr Blackburn. He is the best! He is fun with our kids, always answers our questions honestly and offers whatever help we might need. He is also so understanding of us as parents and what we think might be best for our c
Aug 3, 2021
We recommend Dr Blackburn and his office to everyone!!!
Jul 29, 2021
My children love seeing Dr Blackburn and are always cooperative. He makes sure to include them in the visit as well as answers my questions politely and helps me make the best decision for us.
Jul 29, 2021
Dr Blackburn is an amazing DR and great with the kiddos!
Jul 22, 2021
Dr. Blackburn has been our pediatrician since the day my first child was born 10+ years ago. He has always been wonderful and my children absolutely love him. He is always very caring, informative, funny with the kids and reminds us to be patient with the
Jul 20, 2021
I always recommend your practice. You have been amazing with my kids. My daughter wants to grow up to be just like you. She even makes the monkey or elephant noises playing with her doctor toy sets. It's adorable! It's so great my kids have a positive rol
Jul 17, 2021
Dr. Blackburn is always great with the kids and he explained and discussed concerns with me as the parent
Jul 8, 2021
He did address our issues, but we felt rushed. However, It is understandable as There were too many sick patients that day and he was trying to attend to all.
Jun 29, 2021
we absolutely love everyone at Dr Blackburn's office! The front desk, nurses and Dr Blackburn are always kind, helpful and great with my kids!
Dec 5, 2017
Dr. Blackburn is always very personable, very friendly and very happy. My kids feel like they have a friend in him, and are easily able to open up to him and talk to him and tell him things that are on their mind. He has a way of putting him at ease. They
Dec 5, 2017
We love Dr. Blackburn. He's great with all 4 of my boys. I never feel unsatisfied with any of our visits.
Dec 4, 2017
I love that every time we see him he's always happy upbeat and optimistic.
Nov 26, 2017
Dr. Blackburn is an amazing doctor who truly cares for his patients. He always listens to us and knows how to help us. And when we've had major surgery he always calls us to see if our kids are okay. Would recommend him in a heartbeat. Love Dr. Blackburn.
Nov 26, 2017
Dr. Blackburn is by far our favorite doctor of any that we've ever seen. I've tried different clinics that are closer to us just for convenience and we always end up coming straight back to Dr. Blackburn because he is so interactive, he takes so much pers
Nov 13, 2017
My kids were nervous about having their warts burned off and Dr. Blackburn was singing to them and being funny and put them at ease, and as we left, all of the kids said we love coming to see Dr. Blackburn. I just think he's the greatest. I tell people
Nov 5, 2017
Dr. Blackburn always gets the kids to laugh. My 2-year-old has been scared of the doctor for a good year, year and a half, and this last visit he had him giggling, he had him smiling, he wasn't cowering in my arms in fear. Dr. Blackburn has worked with hi
Nov 1, 2017
Dr. Blackburn is a great pediatrician, he is always helpful to answer my questions and my boys enjoy their visit, he's very thorough on checking everything that I ask about as well as the normal check up, thank you.
Oct 31, 2017
Dr. Blackburn is always very friendly and pays attention to the children that we are visiting about and answers listens well and answers my questions in a way that I can understand and relate to. And we always feel comfortable there and leave feeling valu
Oct 8, 2017
I really liked that Dr. Blackburn took his time explaining things to me and answering my questions, and then when he asked what other questions to I have, he really made sure that we were taken care of and satisfied before he left the room. He was great w
Oct 4, 2017
I went through 2 pediatricians to find him. He makes me feel like I'm a great mom, in a world of mom shaming and he makes me feel like I'm not crazy when I bring my kids in.
Sep 24, 2017
Dr. Blackburn has always been very patient and fun with the kids. He makes them feel comfortable, and I really appreciate that he listens to me as their mother and is willing to work with me through expectations and concerns I might have instead of just i
Sep 20, 2017
He was very quirky and not everybody's type of personality. But he was very caring and I felt like he was a good doctor regardless of his strange personality.
Sep 5, 2017
Dr. Blackburn gives good, practical, common sense advice. I would recommend him highly to everyone.
Sep 5, 2017
Dr. Blackburn is the best pediatrician I have ever had, I would trust him over anybody else to take care of my children. I actually fly from Missouri just to see him for my children's well check ups, he is the best and we're so glad we have him.
Aug 16, 2017
I love how Dr. Blackburn explains to teenagers how their body goes through changes and prepares for a girl's period as a practice, period. The body's practicing at a young stage to be able to have babies when they're older, that the woman's body is very c
Aug 13, 2017
I appreciated that even though Dr. Blackburn is not our regular pediatrician, he still did a very good job of putting my daughter's mind at ease. He came in and teased with her, and joked with her. Got down on her level, and not only did he speak to me, b
Aug 2, 2017
As always Dr. Blackburn was amazing. He got us in right away. He addressed all my concerns, he called in prescriptions for us, my son's already doing better. We just love Dr. Blackburn, he says everything in a timely manner, while still making you feel li
Jul 25, 2017
We love Dr. Blackburn. He is always happy and helpful and always helps us with all the questions that we have. I've recommended him to many of my family and friends.
Jul 18, 2017
He was full of energy, very wise on what he was doing, you could tell that he loved kids, and the kids loved him. He was very fun, and very fun to talk to.

Get to know Marcus K. Blackburn, MD

Get to know Marcus K. Blackburn, MD

Practice Location

Intermountain Southridge Pediatrics

3723 W 12600 S Ste 330 Riverton, UT
Mon thru Fri 8:30AM - 5PM
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