Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Pediatrics - Professor (Clinical)
Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Professor

University of Utah Health Care
South Main Clinic
3690 South Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH has focused her career as a general pediatrician on education and caring for the underserved. She is the Executive Medical Director of the South Main Clinic whose mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and cost-effective care to underserved families in our community and care to specialized populations that lack access to appropriate services while sharing community resources.

Dr. Hobson-Rohrer cares for a large number of children and youth with special health care needs, including those with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, cardiac diseases, and other genetic disorders. She has focused her clinical research and advocacy efforts on caring for these children and their families. With a five-year Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children grant, she developed Niños Especiales/Familias Fuertes (Special Children/Strong Families), a support group system for families with Latino children with special health care needs.

Dr. Hobson-Rohrer is the Chair of the CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She served as the Co-Chair of the APA Serving the Underserved Special Interest Group for seven years.

Selected Bibliography:

Andoni L, Hobson WL, Carey JC, Dent KM.
Training Methods for Delivering Difficult News in Genetic Counseling and Genetics Residency Training Programs.
J Genet Couns. 2018. PubMed abstract

De Biase I, Diaz-Ochu M, Rindler M, Hobson-Rohrer WL.
Introduction to Biochemical Genetics from the Clinical Laboratory Prospective: A Case-Based Discussion.
MedEdPORTAL. 2017;13:10586. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Hobson-Rohrer WL, Samson-Fang L.
Down syndrome.
Pediatr Rev. 2013;34(12):573-4; discussion 574. PubMed abstract

Nelson K, Goodwin K, State R, Hobson-Rohrer W.
Child tobacco smoke exposure: interventions for busy physicians.
MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016; (12:10344). http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10344