Brain & Spine Center

Spine Program

The Pediatric Spine Program is a partnership between the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Hospital that provides high-quality care for all pediatric spine-related conditions and concerns. The program offers team-based care from nationally and internationally recognized experts who include orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pain management specialists and behavioral health specialists.

Primary Children’s Hospital ranks among the US News Best Children’s Hospitals in the United States. The hospital is nationally ranked for Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery and for Pediatric Orthopedic care.

How to Refer Your Patient

Referrals can be submitted by email at, by fax at 801-442-0857, or by phone at 801-662-1655.

Please include any imaging that has been completed. There is specific imaging preferred for the following conditions:

  • Scoliosis—PA and Lateral Plain Films of the full spine (scoliosis film)
  • Chiari—MRI of Brain or C-Spine showing the concern
  • Cervical Stenosis— MRI of C-Spine
  • Tethered Cord—MRI of L-Spine

Conditions and Treatments:

What to Expect