Lynn A. Gershan, MD, CM

Medical Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine Program

Primary Children's Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine, Pediatric Integrative Medicine
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113


Dr. Lynn Gershan received her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine, completed her Pediatric residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, and her Neonatology Fellowship at St. Louis University. She was on the Faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin and then in private practice Pediatrics for 13 years. Subsequently, she acquired training in Medical Acupuncture through UCLA-David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Gershan is board-certified in Pediatrics and Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Gershan is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and is in the Division of Inpatient Medicine at Primary Children’s Medical Center. As the Medical Director of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Program, her specific clinical interests are in combining complementary healing approaches with traditional allopathic medicine to relieve pain and anxiety in children.

Her academic interests include methods of incorporating Integrative Medicine into everyday Pediatric practice in the hospital setting. She provides consultation for patients with pain problems and chronic illness, as well as those whose families wish to incorporate such modalities as: therapeutic use of essential oils; mind-body therapies including self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing practices, guided imagery; and Five Elements Nutritional Therapy into a healthy lifestyle.

Selected Bibliography:

Bruggers CS, Altizer RA, Kessler RR, Caldwell CB, Coppersmith K, Warner L, Davies B, Paterson W, Wilcken J, D'Ambrosio TA, German ML, Hanson GR, Gershan LA, Korenberg JR, Bulaj G.
Patient-empowerment interactive technologies.
Sci Transl Med. 2012;4(152):152ps16. PubMed abstract

Gershan LA.
Pediatric Integrative Medicine and the Balance of Power.
European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 2012;4(1):e9-e10.