Angelo P. Giardino, MPH, MD, PhD, FAAP

Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine

Chief Medical Officer
Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital

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


Dr. Giardino is the Wilma T. Gibson Presidential Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He received his medical degree and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania, completed his residency and fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. He holds subspecialty certifications in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics. He is also a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) within the American Association for Physician Leadership. He completed the Patient Safety Certificate Program from the Quality Colloquium, is certified in medical quality (CMQ) as designated by the American Board of Medical Quality, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Quality. Before arriving in Salt Lake City, Dr. Giardino most recently served as Professor and Division Chief for Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine where he also was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Quality Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital. Previous academic leadership positions included serving as the Associate Chair for Clinical Operations, Associate Physician-in-Chief and Vice-President for Clinical Affairs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, as well as Associate Chair for Operations at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. At both St. Chris and CHOP, Dr. Giardino was appointed to chair the institution-wide Quality Improvement Committee, which included the peer-review responsibility.

Declared conflicts of interest on file (09/22/2022)

Selected Bibliography:

Giardino AP, De Jesus O.
Case Management.
StatPearls Publishing. 2021. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Giardino AP, Wadhwa R.
Utilization Management.
StatPearls Publishing. 2021. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Giardino AP, De Jesus O.
Managed Care.
StatPearls Publishing. 2021. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Giardino AP, Riesenberg LA, Varkey P.
ACMQ Update: Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition: To Be Released September 1, 2020.
Am J Med Qual. 2020;35(4):362-364. PubMed abstract

Misra SM, Monico E, Kao G, Guffey D, Kim E, Khatker M, Gilbert C, Biard M, Marcus M, Roth I, Giardino AP.
Addressing Pain With Inpatient Integrative Medicine at a Large Children's Hospital.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019;58(7):738-745. PubMed abstract / Full Text