Paul Wirkus, MD

Languages Spoken

English, German

Days Available

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Accepting New Patients


"Being a pediatrician is like being a park ranger in the best national park in the world. Kids are natural wonders."


Dr. Paul Wirkus has practiced at our Cottonwood office since 1995.  He completed his medical degree and pediatrics residency at the University of Utah, where he also served as chief resident.  As a pediatrician, he loves education – both teaching and learning from his peers and from kids and their families.  He especially enjoys building long-term relationships with families and watching delightful kids grow up into delightful adults.

Dr. Wirkus is a native of the Gem State.  He is married and has four grown children and four grandchildren.  He enjoys movies, books, music, traveling, and building things.  He’s also known as the King of Trivia and bakes a somewhat better-than-average pie.


Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Medical School: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah