Generally open weekdays 9 AM-5 PM; please contact us for our hours on any particular day
We are the only lipoprotein apheresis center between Denver and the West Coast
LDL apheresis is the most effective FDA-approved treatment for (1) very high cholesterol levels, (2) high lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), and (3) focal sclerosing glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) when these do not respond to standard medical therapy. (We use the Kaneka Liposorber System as do all US apheresis centers.
Our Professional Healthcare Associates
The Utah Lipid Center has two expert apheresis nurses: Patti Stringham, RN and Sheri Jenson, RN.
Additional Lipidology Subspecialty Services
In addition to lipoprotein apheresis, we offer advanced medical treatment for statin intolerance, severe hypercholesterolemia (including homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia), severe hypertriglyceridemia (including familial chylomicronemia) and elevated Lp(a), as well as for other rare lipid disorders including sitosterolemia, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, lysosomal-acid-lipase deficiency and lipodystrophy.
The Utah Lipid Center is the only full-service Lipid-Specialty Clinic in Utah
The Utah Lipid Center, in Salt Lake City, operates the only LDL apheresis program between Denver and the West Coast.
We accept physician- and self-referrals from the 7-state Intermountain Region, also across the US and from foreign countries, for severe or difficult-to-manage dyslipidemias. We do not provide primary care or cardiology care, just specialty treatment for dyslipidemias and related disorders, such as diabetes and obesity. The Utah Lipid Center serves patients of all ages, including children with severe lipid disorders.
Dr. Brinton is a Past-President of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, which is the only certifying body for lipidologists in the US. He received his medical training at the University of Utah, Duke University, and the University of Washington (fellow in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition).
He has 40 years experience in research, teaching and clinical care in Lipidology, and has been a faculty member of several prestigious institutions including the Rockefeller University, Wake Forest University, the University of Arizona and the University of Utah. He is President of the Utah Atherosclerosis Society and the Atherometabolism Institute.
Dr Brinton is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and has co-authored numerous scientific guidelines, statements and publications. He has helped direct key clinical trials. He also has received several scientific awards, including the 2012 Robert I. Levy Award (with Jan L. Breslow, MD, Professor at the Rockefeller University) from the Kinetics and Metabolism Society, for excellence in human lipoprotein metabolism research.
Eliot A. Brinton, MD,
FAHA, FNLA, FACE
President, Utah Lipid Center
Our Location and Contact Information
The Utah Lipid Center
421 Wakara Way, Suite 121
Salt Lake City, UT, USA 84108
Clinic phone: 1-801-583-8852
Alternate phone: 1-801-403-7530
The History of the Utah Lipid Center
The Intermountain Lipid Center, LLC was founded in November 2011 and soon began doing business as The Utah Lipid Center.
("The Intermountain Lipid Center" is the name by which our center is known among insurers and other 3rd-party payers, while "The Utah Lipid Center" is the name by which our center is known among physicians, patients and the public at large.)
In October 2018, the Utah Lipid Center became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and also started a non-profit research operation, known as Utah Lipid Center-Research. We gratefully accept charitable donations towards our research goal of finding treatments and cures for life-threatening lipid disorders.