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EMIL CHENG, M.D.

Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Spine Physiatrist

Dr. Cheng completed his residency at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he served as a Chief Resident in his final year.  He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN), and then practiced at the CINN Institute of Spine Care.  Dr. Cheng continued practicing non-surgical spine medicine as a partner of New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates in Albuquerque, NM for over 11 years prior to returning to Salt Lake City.


Dr. Cheng is an alumnus of The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors from the School of Engineering, and earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, NY.

Dr. Cheng believes in preventative care to avoid surgery, when possible. Dr. Cheng's primary goal is to help patients recover from injury as quickly as possible, through physical rehabilitation, medication management and spinal injection procedures. An expert in occupational and sports-related injuries, Dr. Cheng has extensive experience helping people return to their active lives.

UTAH SPINE MEDICINE STAFF

HARRISON JENDRUSCH

Medical Assistant

Harrison is currently studying Biology at the University of Utah.  He has experience as a Medical Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant from multiple clinics in the Salt Lake valley.  Harrison is interested in pursuing a Graduate degree and conducting research in Molecular Biology. 

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AMELIA KLUSS

Billing

Amelia has been a medical billing expert for nearly 20 years, in multiple spine medical practices.  She understands the nuances of ever changing healthcare insurance requirements. If you are an existing patient and have billing concerns or insurance claim questions, she may be reached at (385) 220-2621.

SYDNEY LARSEN

Medical Assistant and Fluoroscopy Technician

Utah Spine Medicine welcomes Sydney Larsen!  Sydney assists patients during clinic visits, as well as during injections. She is a valuable staff member and we are happy to welcome her to the team!

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LILY OLSON

Medical Assistant

 Lily is currently attending the University of Utah, majoring in Health Society and Policy, as well as minoring in Psychology and Sociology.  She has research experience in behavioral and psychological disorders and ultimately plans to pursue a career as a Physician's Assistant.

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CRYSTAL PATRICK

Receptionist

We are pleased to have Crystal Patrick join our staff as our receptionist! Crystal has extensive experience working in medical clinics around the Salt Lake valley, including Orthopedics, Pain Medicine and Family Medicine clinics. She enjoys working closely with patients and will do her best to assist you with your needs.