The Esophageal and Airway Center at Primary Children's Hospital is a multidisciplinary center, in partnership with the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, that specializes in the coordinated care and treatment of congenital or acquired conditions causing complications with the throat, esophagus, and airway. 

Our center coordinates care between surgery, ENT, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and swallowing experts. We help and support patients and families from diagnosis through surgery and long term follow-up, including outpatient therapy.

What Sets Us Apart

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We Specialize in Rare & Complex Conditions

Our team of providers are experienced and highly skilled in treating complex conditions that other providers and programs rarely see.
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All Providers Trained in Pediatrics

Every provider in our center is board certified/eligible and fellowship trained in pediatric specialties.
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Expertise of a Nationally Ranked Children's Hospital

We are proud to rank as a best children's hospital in 9 pediatric specialties by the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital survey.
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Innovative Care with the Latest Research

Our partnership with the University of Utah ensures the latest techniques and most innovative, evidence-based care is used.

Conditions We Treat

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We treat a variety of conditions causing throat, esophagus and airway complications, including:

 

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Care Team

BarnhartDoug

Douglas C. Barnhart, MD, MSPH

Pediatric General Surgery

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ScaifeEric

Eric R. Scaife, MD

Pediatric General Surgery

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Patel-Raza

Raza Patel, MD, MPH

Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Asfour-Fadi

Fadi Asfour, MD, MBBS

Pediatric Pulmonology

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Mcginley-Brian

Brian M. McGinley, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology 

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MeierJeremy

Jeremy Meier, MD

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Aaron Eckhauser

Aaron W. Eckhauser, MD, MSCI

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

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