What do we do at UAMS Pediatrics?


We are educators who offer specialized pediatric training and continuing educating for outstanding students, residents, fellows and physicians committed to high ethical and professional standards, and lifelong learning.

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From early diagnosis through treatment, our team of physicians and nurses brings expertise in pediatric medicine to cure illness, prevent disease and improve the health of children everywhere.

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We are forward-thinking researchers dedicated to enhancing and restoring the health and development of children in Arkansas and around the world.

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We are physicians dedicated to providing the best possible health care to our patients, sensitivity to the needs of parents and families, and utmost respect for referring physicians.

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Welcome to UAMS Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides exceptional children’s patient care, education and research. Our mission is to spread and promote medical knowledge appropriate to the future of the field of pediatrics through a balanced emphasis on education, research, and health care. Through our partnership with Arkansas Children's Hospital, our services include pediatric training, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic disorders, and cutting-edge research on techniques to enhance a child’s home and medical environment.

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Pediatrics News


Dr. Tamara Perry, Associate Professor in the section of Allergy & Immunology, has been named as the Medical Director of ACH Telemedicine. More information can be found in the article by Healthcare Journal LR.

Dr. Church Recognized

Dr. Jan Church, Professor of the Pediatric Family Treatment Program, has been selected as 1 of 19 mental health professionals in the US to become a nationally certified trainer for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. Farst Recognized

Dr. Karen Farst, Associate Professor and Section Chief for the Team for Children At Risk (TCAR) has been recognized with the Sister Joan Pytlik Award from the Kids Count Coalition of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Congratulations!