Lynne M. Kerr, MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatric Neurologist, Shriners Hospital for Children, Intermountain
Clinical Advisory Board, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services
Division of Pediatric Neurology
81 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
contact address


Dr. Kerr received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine after earning a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Virginia. She then completed her Pediatric and Neurology (Child/Adolescent) residencies at the University of Utah. She has been a physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City and University of Utah Health in the Division of Pediatric Neurology. She also was the pediatric neurologist for the Utah Department of Health's Child Development Clinic.

Dr. Kerr is very interested in helping families of children with special health care needs negotiate primary and subspecialty care. She is involved in the Medical Home Portal and was her Division's “Physician Champion” for the Medical Home Demonstration Project (CHIPRA). She also serves on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation.

Selected Bibliography:

Kline AD, Krantz ID, Deardorff MA, Shirahige K, Dorsett D, Gerton JL, Wu M, Mehta D, Mills JA, Carrico CS, Noon S, Herrera PS, Horsfield JA, Bettale C, Morgan J, Huisman SA, Moss J, McCleery J, Grados M, Hansen BD, Srivastava S, Taylor-Snell E, Kerr LM, Katz O, Calof AL, Musio A, Egense A, Haaland RE.
Cornelia de Lange syndrome and molecular implications of the cohesin complex: Abstracts from the 7th biennial scientific and educational symposium 2016.
Am J Med Genet A. 2017;173(5):1172-1185. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Nelson GR, Bale JF, Kerr LM.
Outcome and Cost of Inpatient Hospitalization for Intravenous Dihydroergotamine Treatment of Refractory Pediatric Headache.
Pediatr Neurol. 2017;66:76-81. PubMed abstract

Nelson GR, Filloux FM, Kerr LM.
Educational Intervention Improves Compliance With AAN Guidelines for Return Epilepsy Visits: A Quality Improvement Project.
J Child Neurol. 2016;31(11):1320-3. PubMed abstract

Norlin C, Kerr LM, Rocha RA.
Using clinical questions to structure the content of a web-based information resource for primary care physicians.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009;2009:482-6. PubMed abstract / Full Text