Our West Jordan Pediatric Staff
Meet our friendly, experienced pediatricians and staff at Southwest Children's Clinic! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment your walk through the door. We're proud to be members of the West Jordan community and serve the needs of their children.
We pride ourselves in being an exceptional clinic where children come first. Our child-focused practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff is the cornerstone of Southwest Children's Clinic's quality care. All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children, and teens.
We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated. Our doctors and staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.
Dr. Pari Mashkuri is excited about the future and continued development of Southwest Children’s Clinic. Born and raised in New York, Dr. Mashkuri attended medical school in Brooklyn, NY and completed her Pediatric residency in Los Angeles, CA. After two years of Pediatric ER in New York and working as a traveling doc in Alaska, she arrived in Salt Lake City in December 1996 to complete a three-month temporary assignment – and never left, finding private practice and the relationships with growing families a privilege. Initially drawn to the mountains in winter, Pari fell in love with all this state has to offer and has taken full advantage of the mountains, desert and rivers in all seasons. When not caring for your children or playing outside, she enjoys travel all over the world for fun, adventure and volunteer opportunities, and coast-to-coast to spend time with family.
Dr. Valerie Rahaniotis welcomes you to Southwest Children’s Clinic. Valerie received her medical training at the Chicago Medical School and completed her pediatric residency in Portland, Oregon. Born and raised in Utah, the beautiful landscape, four perfect seasons and family led Valerie back to Utah where she has happily established her pediatric practice. Valerie is thankful every day for her fantastic marriage and her three beautiful children. She enjoys her involvement with her children’s schools, athletics, theater, dance and music endeavors. Valerie loves to play baseball, swim, ski, hike, horseback ride and bike with her family and she looks forward to knowing and caring for yours.
Dr. Jeff Jackson had been practicing Pediatrics for 19 years at a little office just down the road before he joined the dynamic Pediatricians at Southwest Children’s Clinic in September 2012. Dr. Jackson completed his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He came to the newly opened Primary Children’s Medical Center in 1990, finishing his residency in 1993. He served as Chief Resident in 1994 and continued his involvement at Primary Children’s as medical staff president and as a member of the medical executive committee. In addition to caring for small humans he enjoys hiking, biking and hanging out with his wonderful wife and daughters. Dr. Jackson looks forward to caring for your kids.
Molly Montes, originally a Seattle native, is now excited to call Salt Lake City home. She completed a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Yale where she also served as captain of Ramona, the Yale Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team. Before attending medical school at the University of Rochester, she took a year to teach science and coach cross country running and skiing to middle and high school students. She also worked on organic farms in New Zealand and taught English to a Tibetan physician in India. She just completed her residency at the University of Utah where she first met Dr. Mashkuri at the Brighton Ski Clinic. She is thrilled to join the group at Southwest Children's Clinic and share her love of working with kids with the West Jordan community. In her spare time she can be found hiking, biking, skiing, tossing a disc, making a mess in the kitchen, relaxing with a book or plotting her next adventure. She also loves cultivating her garden with her husband, Kenny. Kenny and Molly enjoy spending time with their family.
Dr. Kirti Sivakoti is a welcoming and energetic Board-Certified Pediatrician. After completing Medical School at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences,India, she did her residency training in Pediatrics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York City. She practiced General Pediatrics in Iowa and moved to Utah with her husband, who is an Oncologist.
Kirti is passionate about the success of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and she is an ADHD Life Coach. She aims at complimenting the traditional methods of treating ADHD with coaching. Through ADHD coaching, she aims to help children find and hone theirstrengths, master structure and create environments that work best for their learning styles.
Kirti is published in the Journal of Pediatrics and she presented a poster in Eastern Society of Pediatric Research, Philadelphia in 2013, which was selected as one of the three most interesting cases by the committee. Besides English, she also speaks Hindi, Bengali and Telugu. Kirti is looking forward to meeting you and caring for your children.
Tami was born and raised in the state of Utah. She completed her associate degree in Nursing in 1998, and spent the next 15 years taking care of newborns in Davis and Weber Counties in a well child and intensive care setting. She loved the relationships established with her patients and their parents, but felt compelled to develop these relationships further and see her patients grow up; she felt that this would be best achieved by advancing her education.
Tami returned to school to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2015 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She continued on to complete her Doctorate of Nursing Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, with a focus in Pediatrics, in May of 2018 at the University of Utah. During her time at the U, she was privileged to be able to learn from the team at Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital, which fueled an interest in becoming an advocate for children who have been abused. This led to her choice of a doctoral project relating to the early recognition and photo documentation of child abuse injuries.
In her free time, Tami loves taking advantage of the beauty found in the state of Utah by camping and hiking –either alone or with family and friends. She and her husband have a son, who is attending college in Southern Utah, and two teenage daughters who are starting their first and last years of high school. Tami is excited to be joining the group at Southwest Children’s Clinic and can’t wait to meet you and your children.