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Kerr Lynne

Lynne M. Kerr, MD, PHD

Specialties
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Lynne M. Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric neurologist at Shriners Children's Salt Lake City, professor (clinical) of pediatrics and adjunct associate professor of neurology at the University of Utah. She received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed her residencies in pediatrics and neurology (with special qualification in pediatric neurology) at the University of Utah and received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Kerr attended Yale University for her undergraduate education and there became interested in the complexities of the nervous system. She majored in neurolinguistics before going on to obtain her Ph.D. in physiology at the University of Virginia. She moved to Utah to do a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Doju Yoshikami in the department of biology. During that time she became increasingly interested in clinical aspects of central nervous system function and so chose to go on to medical school at the University of Utah. She did her pediatric internship and residency and then her neurology residency at the University of Utah. Between starting medical school and finishing her neurology residency, Dr. Kerr had four children.

Dr. Kerr is particularly interested in working with children with chronic conditions. As part of this focus, she has worked on the Medical Home Portal, a website for primary care providers and families of children with special health care needs. Also reflecting this interest, Dr. Kerr has served on numerous community boards and is currently a clinical advisory board member of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation and was on the community board for the Salt Lake Ronald McDonald House charities.

Dr. Kerr volunteered with a medical education and service mission to Ghana in 2013 and Thailand in 2016. She has previously been on a similar mission to Yanamono, Peru.

Research and clinical interests include quality improvement and headache evaluation and treatment. Dr. Kerr is a pediatric neurologist with the University of Utah Medical Center and works at Primary Children's Hospital, as well as Shriners Children's Salt Lake City.

Dr. Kerr's hobbies include hiking the incredible mountains in St. Lake City, playing piano, and traveling anywhere in the world.

Pediatric Care

Specialties and Areas of Care

  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatrics - General
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology - General
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurology, Neurology - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
United States of America
6/30/1982

Medical Education
University of Utah Medical Center
SLC, UT
9/1/1987

Internship
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
United States of America
6/30/1989

Residency
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
United States of America
6/30/1990

Residency
University of Utah Department of Neurology
Salt Lake City, UT
6/30/1993

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Utah
Associate Clinical Professor

University of Utah Department of Neurology
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, Child Neurology Society
  • Member, Clinical Advisory Board, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
  • Member, American Headache Society
Awards and Honors
  • 2013, Inaugural Award, de Lange Society, Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Foundation
  • 2012, QI Scholars program, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
  • 2014, CTER (Clinical Training in Effectiveness Research) Scholarship