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Dr. Byron Bankhead, MD

BC-Anesthesiologist, Ketamine Infusion Specialist

Byron Bankhead, MD was born and raised in Utah. He received his undergraduate degree from BYU in exercise physiology, his M.D. from St. Louis University Health Science Center in 2001 and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Utah in 2005. In 2006, he completed a fellowship in acute pain management and completed board certification. Dr. Bankhead has a long history of working with ketamine to help people. He was primarily responsible for the start of ketamine infusion services for acute pain at both the University of Utah and at IMC hospital and has extensive experience in managing hospitalized patients receiving ketamine. Byron is excited to expand his ketamine practice to include those suffering from depression, PTSD, and other life challenges. He is committed to working as a member of the team to find and customize the treatments that give patients the best change of meaningful change and recovery.

In his spare time Byron enjoys outdoor recreation, spending time with people he loves, and music. He is a bass player in a local band.


DEGREE: St Louis University, Saint Louis, MO in Doctor of Medicine, 1997 - 2001

RESIDENCY: University of Utah Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT in Anesthesiology, 2002 - 2005

FELLOWSHIPS: University of Utah Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT in Acute Pain Management, 2005 - 2006

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Am Bd Anesthesiology re-verification 12/31/2026

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Director acute pain services:  University of Utah 2014-2017,
Director acute pain services:  Intermountain Medical Center 2020-present,
American Society of Anesthesiologists, Utah Medical Association, Utah Society of Anesthesiologists, Salt Lake County Medical Society, American Board of Anesthesiology