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Aaron J. Provance

Aaron J. Provance, MD

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Dr. Provance specializes in pediatric sports medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at West Virginia University and his pediatric sports medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the University of Utah, he served as the medical director of the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado for 12 years where he built one of the nation’s leading pediatric sports medicine programs. He now serves as the pediatric sports medicine director within the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. His practice includes management of all pediatric and adolescent sports injuries/fractures. He has a special interest in adventure and extreme sports injuries including mountain biking, rock climbing and skiing/snowboarding injuries.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor (Clinical)
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor

Academic Divisions Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Sports Medicine) (ABP)

Education History

Fellowship University of Colorado School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital Colorado
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, 2007

Residency West Virginia University Hospitals
Resident, 2006

Professional Medical West Virginia University School of Medicine
M.D., 2003

Undergraduate West Virginia University
B.A., 1999

Selected Publications - Journal Articles

Journal Article

  1. Howell DR, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Wilson PE, Kirkwood MW, Wilson JC (2019). Sleep Problems and Melatonin Prescription After Concussion Among Youth Athletes. Clin J Sport Med31(6), 475-480.
  2. Wilson JC, Levek C, Daoud AK, Brewer M, Brooks K, Sochanska A, Randall M, Provance AJ (2018). Web-Based Exercise Program Increases Cervical Strength in Adolescent Athletes. J Strength Cond Res35(4), 1149-1155.
  3. Sweeney EA, Howell DR, Potter MN, Gagliardi AG, Albright JC, Provance AJ (2020). Comparison of pediatric sports fracture outcomes based on provider type. Phys Sportsmed49(1), 31-36.
  4. Engelman G, Carry P, Sochanska A, Daoud AK, Wilson J, Provance A (2018). Isometric Cervical Muscular Strength in Pediatric Athletes With Multiple Concussions. Clin J Sport Med31(1), 36-41.
  5. Walker GA, Seehusen CN, Armento A, Provance AJ, Wilson JC, Howell DR (2020). Family Affluence Relationship to Sports Specialization in Youth Athletes. Clin Pediatr (Phila)60(1), 50-55.
  6. Meyers RN, Howell DR, Provance AJ (2020). The Association of Finger Growth Plate Injury History and Speed Climbing in Youth Competition Climbers. Wilderness Environ Med31(4), 394-399.
  7. Meyers RN, Schffl VR, Mei-Dan O, Provance AJ (2020). Returning to Climb after Epiphyseal Finger Stress Fracture. Curr Sports Med Rep19(11), 457-462.
  8. Patsimas T, Howell DR, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Kirkwood MW, Wilson JC (2020). Concussion-Symptom Rating Correlation Between Pediatric Patients and Their Parents. J Athl Train55(10), 1020-1026.
  9. Gagliardi AG, Walker GA, Dahab KS, Seehusen CN, Provance AJ, Albright JC, Howell DR (2020). Sports participation volume and psychosocial outcomes among healthy high school athletes. J Clin Transl Res6(2), 54-60.
  10. Provance AJ, Howell DR, Potter MN, Wilson PE, DLauro AM, Wilson JC (2020). Presence of Neck or Shoulder Pain Following Sport-Related Concussion Negatively Influences Recovery. J Child Neurol35(7), 456-462.
  11. Wilson JC, Kirkwood MW, Potter MN, Wilson PE, Provance AJ, Howell DR (2020). Early physical activity and clinical outcomes following pediatric sport-related concussion. J Clin Transl Res5(4), 161-168.
  12. Gray M, Wilson JC, Potter M, Provance AJ, Howell DR (2020). Female adolescents demonstrate greater oculomotor and vestibular dysfunction than male adolescents following concussion. Phys Ther Sport42, 68-74.
  13. Potter MN, Howell DR, Dahab KS, Sweeney EA, Albright JC, Provance AJ (2019). Sleep Quality and Quality of Life Among Healthy High School Athletes. Clin Pediatr (Phila)59(2), 170-177.
  14. Dahab K, Potter MN, Provance A, Albright J, Howell DR (2019). Sport Specialization, Club Sport Participation, Quality of Life, and Injury History Among High School Athletes. J Athl Train54(10), 1061-1066.
  15. Howell DR, Potter MN, Kirkwood MW, Wilson PE, Provance AJ, Wilson JC (2018). Clinical predictors of symptom resolution for children and adolescents with sport-related concussion. J Neurosurg Pediatr24(1), 54-61.
  16. Provance AJ, Daoud AK, Tagawa A, Rhodes J (2018). Pediatric and adolescent injury in skiing. Res Sports Med26(sup1), 150-165.
  17. Caine DJ, Provance AJ (2018). Pediatric and adolescent injury in adventure and extreme sports. Res Sports Med26(sup1), 5-19.
  19. Magrini D, Khodaee M, San-Milln I, Hew-Butler T, Provance AJ (2017). Serum creatine kinase elevations in ultramarathon runners at high altitude. Phys Sportsmed45(2), 129-133.
  20. Engelman G, Koutures C, Provance A (2016). The Current State of Pediatric Sports Medicine: A Workforce Analysis. Phys Sportsmed44(2), 112-8.
  21. Provance AJ, Terhune EB, Cooley C, Carry PM, Connery AK, Engelman GH, Kirkwood MW (2014). The relationship between initial physical examination findings and failure on objective validity testing during neuropsychological evaluation after pediatric mild traumatic brain injury. Sports Health6(5), 410-5.
  22. Provance AJ, Engelman GH, Carry PM (2012). Implications of parental influence on child/adolescent helmet use in snow sports. Clin J Sport Med22(3), 240-3.


  1. Sweeney EA, Howell DR, James DA, Potter MN, Provance AJ (2018). Returning to Sport After Gymnastics Injuries. [Review]. Curr Sports Med Rep17(11), 376-390.
  2. Howell DR, Kirkwood MW, Provance A, Iverson GL, Meehan WP 3rd (2018). Using concurrent gait and cognitive assessments to identify impairments after concussion: a narrative review. [Review]. Concussion3(1), CNC54.
  3. Caine DJ, Young K, Provance AJ (2018). Pediatric and adolescent injury in mountain biking. [Review]. Res Sports Med26(sup1), 71-90.
  4. Provance AJ, Engelman GH, Terhune EB, Coel RA (2015). Management of Sport-Related Concussion in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. [Review]. Orthopedics39(1), 24-30.

Case Report

  1. Novais EN, Riederer MF, Provance AJ (2017). Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine Deformity as a Cause for Extra-articular Hip Impingement in Young Athletes After an Avulsion Fracture: A Case Report. Sports Health10(3), 272-276.
  2. Khodaee M, Volkmer B, Provance A (2016). Distal Clavicular Torus Fracture in a 15-Year-Old Snowboarder. J Pediatr180, 288-288.e1.
  3. Provance AJ, Polousky JD (2010). Isolated avulsion fracture of the subscapularis tendon with medial dislocation and tear of biceps tendon in a skeletally immature athlete: a case report. Curr Opin Pediatr22(3), 366-8.
  4. Provance A (2006). Chronic cough. Clin Pediatr (Phila)45(9), 871.

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Aaron J. Provance Practice Locations
  • Lehi Primary Children’s Hospital

    250 N Miller Campus Dr
    Suite 300
    Lehi UT 84043



Pediatric Orthopaedics Clinic locations

  • Idaho Falls Community Hospital Pediatric Specialty Center

    2330 Desoto Street
    Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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  • Primary Children's Hospital (PCH)

    100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
    Suite 4550,
    Salt Lake City, UT  84113

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  • Lehi Primary Children’s Hospital

    250 N Miller Campus Dr
    Suite 300,
    Lehi, UT 84043

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  • Utah Valley Outpatient Center (Provo)

    1157 N. 300 W.
    Suite 302,
    Provo, UT 84604

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  • Layton Intermountain Hospital (Layton)

    201 W. Layton Parkway,
    Suite 3B,
    Layton, UT 84041

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  • Outreach Clinic - Missoula MT

    2360 Mullan Rd
    Suite C,
    Missoula MT 59808

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  • Outreach Clinic - St. George

    1380 E Medical Center Drive,
    Bldg 1; St.
    George UT 84790

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  • Outreach Clinic - Moab

    Moab Regional Hosp,
    450 Williams Way,
    Moab UT 84532

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  • Outreach Clinic - Blanding

    San Juan Health Dept.,
    735 S 200 W Ste 2,
    Blanding UT 84511

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  • Outreach clinic - Vernal

    Tricounty Health Dept.,
    133 S 500 E,
    Vernal UT 84078

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  • Outreach Clinic- Idaho Falls, ID

    Pediatric Specialty Clinic,
    Eastern ID Regional Medical Center,
    2330 Desoto St.
    Idaho Falls 83401

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