Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatric Neurologist, Shriners Hospital for Children, Intermountain
Clinical Advisory Board, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation

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


Dr. Kerr received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine after earning a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Virginia. She then completed her Pediatric and Neurology (Child/Adolescent) residencies at the University of Utah. She has been a physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City and University of Utah Health Sciences Center in the Division of Pediatric Neurology. She also was the pediatric neurologist for the Utah Department of Health's Child Development Clinic.

Dr. Kerr is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Primary Children´s Hospital. She is very interested in helping families of children with special health care needs negotiate primary and subspecialty care. She is a co-director of the Headache Clinic at Primary Children’s Hospital and the Neuromuscular Clinic at Shriners Hospital. She is involved in the Medical Home Portal and was her Division's “Physician Champion” for the Medical Home Demonstration Project (CHIPRA). She also serves on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation.

No conflicts of interest (09/22/2022)

Selected Bibliography:

Winder MM, Marietta J, Kerr LM, Puchalski MD, Zhang C, Ware AL, Cowley CG.
Reducing Unnecessary Diagnostic Testing in Pediatric Syncope: A Quality Improvement Initiative.
Pediatr Cardiol. 2021;42(4):942-950. PubMed abstract

Kline AD, Moss JF, Selicorni A, Bisgaard AM, Deardorff MA, Gillett PM, Ishman SL, Kerr LM, Levin AV, Mulder PA, Ramos FJ, Wierzba J, Ajmone PF, Axtell D, Blagowidow N, Cereda A, Costantino A, Cormier-Daire V, FitzPatrick D, Grados M, Groves L, Guthrie W, Huisman S, Kaiser FJ, Koekkoek G, Levis M, Mariani M, McCleery JP, Menke LA, Metrena A, O'Connor J, Oliver C, Pie J, Piening S, Potter CJ, Quaglio AL, Redeker E, Richman D, Rigamonti C, Shi A, Tümer Z, Van Balkom IDC, Hennekam RC.
Diagnosis and management of Cornelia de Lange syndrome: first international consensus statement.
Nat Rev Genet. 2018. PubMed abstract

Kline AD, Krantz ID, Deardorff MA, Shirahige K, Dorsett D, Gerton JL, Wu M, Mehta D, Mills JA, Carrico CS, Noon S, Herrera PS, Horsfield JA, Bettale C, Morgan J, Huisman SA, Moss J, McCleery J, Grados M, Hansen BD, Srivastava S, Taylor-Snell E, Kerr LM, Katz O, Calof AL, Musio A, Egense A, Haaland RE.
Cornelia de Lange syndrome and molecular implications of the cohesin complex: Abstracts from the 7th biennial scientific and educational symposium 2016.
Am J Med Genet A. 2017;173(5):1172-1185. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Nelson GR, Bale JF, Kerr LM.
Outcome and Cost of Inpatient Hospitalization for Intravenous Dihydroergotamine Treatment of Refractory Pediatric Headache.
Pediatr Neurol. 2017;66:76-81. PubMed abstract

Nelson GR, Filloux FM, Kerr LM.
Educational Intervention Improves Compliance With AAN Guidelines for Return Epilepsy Visits: A Quality Improvement Project.
J Child Neurol. 2016;31(11):1320-3. PubMed abstract