"I love my job as a pediatrician and as an advocate for children.
I will partner with you-- because you know your child best! Together we
can support, heal, and provide the excellent care your child deserves."
Dr. Sorensen grew up in a family of 5 boys at the base of Big Cottonwood
Canyon in Salt Lake City. He knows all those crags and slopes very well
and loves to spend time in the mountains. He served an LDS mission in
Honduras and it was there that he discovered he wanted to become a doctor.
He went to BYU for his pre-medical education and then medical school in
Fort Worth Texas at UNTHSC. In his final year of medical school, he was
awarded the Pediatric Student of the Year award. He then completed his
pediatric residency at Loma Linda Children's Hospital in southern
California. During his training, he saw a wide spectrum of patients, everything
from healthy children in the clinic to critically ill patients that he
helped to transport back to Loma Linda by helicopter and ambulance.
While living in California, his love for Disneyland was cemented and he
became a wannabe surfer-dad. He and his wife have had 3 children along
the way, 1 girl and 2 boys. When he's not burping a baby or playing
on the trampoline you can probably find him on a stroller jog. Outside
of his medical experience and training he has been extensively involved
at church in the Young Men's program and was also a Utah CASA (court-appointed
special advocate) for neglected and abused children.
Dr. Sorensen has a special interest in caring for the often-underserved
Latin population and looks forward to those visits very much. He understands
that language and culture can often be a barrier that hinders care. While
on his LDS mission he studied Spanish diligently and was taught by the
Honduran people. He acquired a minor in Spanish during undergrad, took
additional medical Spanish courses in medical school, and ever since has
taken care of Spanish-speaking patients almost daily.