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Kristen Carroll

Kristen L. Carroll, MD

Chief of Staff
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Kristen Carroll, M.D., grew up in Massachusetts and went to Brown University (BA English literature and neuroscience) and then attended Albany Medical College. From age 7 through medical school, she competed and coached as a professional water skier. She then moved to Utah for her residency, followed by fellowship at the University of Utah training at both Shriners Children's Salt Lake City and PCH. She joined the University of Utah in 1996, working at both Primary Children's Hospital and Shriners Children's. She has been honored to help children who suffer from trauma, congenital abnormalities such as congenital talipes equinovarus and DDH as well as skeletal dysplasias, neuromuscular disease and MHE. Over the past 10 years, she has focused more on children with neuromuscular disease such as cerebralpalsy, myopathies and neuropathies.

Dr. Carroll has served as chief of staff at Shriners Children's Salt Lake City since 2014. She became a full professor of orthopedics in 2015. She received the Sherman S. Coleman Presidential Chair in pediatric orthopedics in 2019. She has served as chair, or member, of the committee for residency selection for the University of Utah for 25 years. Now, she is chair of the University of Utah Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Carroll has been married to Steve Bott, M.D., (cardiac anesthesia and medical director of the Air Medical Team for the University of Utah) since 1994. They have two sons, Finn, 16, and Ryan, 23.

Pediatric Care

Specialties and Areas of Care

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

University of Utah

University of Utah


Academic Positions and Locations

University of Utah Orthopaedics
Associate Clinical Professor

University of Utah Orthopaedics
Clinical Professor

University of Utah Orthopaedics

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2014-Present: Chief of Staff, Shriners Children's Salt Lake City
  • 2015-Present: Professor, Clinical Track University of Utah Department of Orthopedics
  • 2019-Present: Sherman S. Coleman Presidential Endowed Chair, Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Chair, University Of Utah Department of Orthopedics Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • 2016-Present: Physician Executive Council, Shriners Children's
  • Co-Chair, Shriners Children's Cerebral Palsy Research Group
Editorial Positions
  • 2016-2020: Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
  • 2020-Present: Editor, JPO
Awards and Honors
  • Presidential Endowed Chair UU
  • 2012-Present, American Orthopedic Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Lecture: McGill - Wrong Side Surgery and Metacognition (03/2021)
  • Lecturer: McGill - Survivorship of Hip Stability in GMFCS 4 and 5 Patients with CP (03/2021)
  • Presentation: POSNA 2020 - Survivorship of Equinus surgery in Ambulatory CP (2020)
  • Presentation: POSNA 2021 - Survivorship of the Hip Stability in CP (2021)
  • Presentation: AACPDM 2020 - Hip Stability in CP (2020)