Associate Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology
University of Utah School of Medicine

Division of Pediatric Neurology
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Building
81 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
contact address


Dr. Sweney is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy. He is Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Primary Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in General Pediatrics, Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology. He participates in all aspects of pediatric epilepsy care, including medication management, non-medication alternatives such as ketogenic diet and vagal nerve stimulation, as well as palliative and curative epilepsy surgery. He remains active in ongoing studies into new, potential, anti-seizure medications and is committed to providing advanced epilepsy care to children of the Intermountain region.

Selected Bibliography:

Sweney MT, Silver K, Gerard-Blanluet M, Pedespan JM, Renault F, Arzimanoglou A, Schlesinger-Massart M, Lewelt AJ, Reyna SP, Swoboda KJ.
Alternating hemiplegia of childhood: early characteristics and evolution of a neurodevelopmental syndrome.
Pediatrics. 2009;123(3):e534-41. PubMed abstract

Needelman H, Evans M, Roberts H, Sweney M, Bodensteiner JB.
Effects of postnatal dexamethasone exposure on the developmental outcome of premature infants.
J Child Neurol. 2008;23(4):421-4. PubMed abstract

Needelman H, Schroeder B, Sweney M, Schmidt J, Bodensteiner JB, Schaefer GB.
Ontogeny and physiology of the cavum septum pellucidum in premature infants.
J Child Neurol. 2006;21(4):298-300. PubMed abstract