Patrick C. Cartwright, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 11/15/2021

Patrick C. Cartwright, M.D. is Board Certified in Pediatric Urology with a practice limited to the care of children. His training background includes the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, residency training in general surgery and urology at the University of Utah, and a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. After fellowship, he returned to Utah to join the faculty at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital.


Dr. Cartwright's practice is based at Primary Children's where he provides a full range of care and surgery for children with urologic disorders. This includes treating disorders of the male and female urinary and reproductive systems including problems of the adrenal glands, kidneys, ureters, bladder, testicles, spermatic cord and inguinal canal, penis, scrotum, urethra, vagina, and female genitals. Specific concerns for which he provides consultation and care include: genitourinary trauma, urinary tract infections, vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis kidney (UPJ) or ureteral (UVJ) obstruction, fetal anomalies (i.e, antenatal hydronephrosis), tumors involving the urinary tract, retroperitoneum and pelvis (such as Wilm's tumor and rhabdomyosarcoma), neurogenic bladder from spina bifida or injury, urinary incontinence in children, hernia and undescended testicle, hydrocele, hypospadias, epispadias, penile chordee or curvature, bladder or cloacal exstrophy, kidney stones, abnormal urination, meatal stenosis and circumcision, disorders of sexual development and intersex (congenital adrenal hyperplasia).


Dr. Cartwright is a member of multiple medical organizations, is a reviewer for several journals, serves on the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons, and is the former president of the Society for Pediatric Urology and the AUA-Western Section. He is the author of many original manuscripts and book chapters in his specialty. He currently functions as the Surgeon-in-Chief at Primary Children's Hospital, and served as Chief of the Division of Urology at the University of Utah from 2004-2019.


In his free time, Dr. Cartwright enjoys music, reading, trail running, yoga, snowshoeing, skiing, following pro basketball and soccer, and time with his family.