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Matthew Kuestner, M.D.

Matthew Kuestner, M.D.

Matthew E. Kuestner, M.D., is the director of anesthesia at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City and adjunct professor at the University of Utah Department of Anesthesia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Kuestner completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, and his fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kuestner’s particular interest is in pediatric anesthesiology and regional anesthesia and acute pain management in children.

Dr. Kuestner enjoys spending time with family and friends, and many outdoor activities including skiing and mountain biking. He recently moved to Salt Lake City. 


  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical Degree, Wright State University
  • Anesthesiology Residency, University of Louisville
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Case Medical  Center
  • Four years in practice with Pediatric Anaesthesia Associates, PSC at Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology

Awards, publications and textbook contributions