David Viskochil, MD, PhD

ViskochilDavid Viskochil, MD, PhD
Salt Lake City, Utah

David Viskochil, MD, PhD, is professor of pediatrics and director of clinical services in the Division of Medical Genetics.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arizona, and his doctorate in biochemistry and medical degree from the University of North Carolina in 1985. He completed his pediatric residency and clinical genetics fellowship at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals.


His research has focused on the molecular genetics of the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene, and bone health and malignancy in patients with NF1. He performs translational research in NF1-related manifestations, and is the local principal investigator for the NF Clinical Trials Consortium. He is involved in clinical trials for NF1 and lysosomal storage disorders.

He serves as Chair of the Clinical Care Advisory Board of the Childrens Tumor Foundation (national NF support organization), Chair of the Utah State Department of Health Genetic Advisory Committee, and member of the Advisory Board for the Mucopolysaccharidosis I Registry. He serves as medical director for the University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. David has an academic clinical practice that includes genetics patients who access care through the Primary Children’s Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Neurosciences Center, and the Shriners Hospital.

He shoots hoops and plays golf.

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