Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Training
Since 1990, the UAMS Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with Arkansas Children’s Hospital, has offered an ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. We offer a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine leading to board eligibility for the Critical Care Medicine Sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics. Currently, our first-time Board pass rate is 97% since the program’s inception. Before telling you a bit more about the program curriculum and how to apply, let us share with you more information about our hospital and its tremendous resources.
Arkansas Children's Hospital is a private, not for profit, free standing children's hospital with 350 beds. Established in 1910, the hospital underwent rapid growth in the 1980's and is now one of the ten largest children's hospitals in the nation. The hospital serves as the major pediatric teaching affiliate for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the state of Arkansas, and serves as a referral center for areas of Mississippi, southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, northern Louisiana and northeast Texas. Having the only PICU in this cachement area allows us to provide pediatric critical care fellows with abundant, thorough, and varied clinical experiences in the care of critically ill and injured children. Nationally renowned programs such as the pediatric cardiovascular surgery program and the ECMO program attract patients from other areas of the country as well. The ECMO program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s busiest.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the base for the pediatric residency program of UAMS, which currently has 62 pediatric residents, 19 medicine-pediatric residents and two child neurology residents enrolled in the program. Fellows in critical care play a key role in educating pediatric housestaff in the care of critically ill children and adolescents.
The Donald W. Reynolds PICU is a 26-bed unit with approximately 1,200 admissions per year. Due to our being the only pediatric facility in the state, the PICU at Arkansas Children’s Hospital cares for children with a wide variety of critical illnesses and injuries. A separate 15 bed cardiovascular intensive care unit is in close proximity to the PICU. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is home to the state’s only Burn Center , as well as a 65-bed NICU.
The hospital operates Angel One - an extremely busy neonatal and pediatric transport service, utilizing two helicopters, three vans, and a variety of fixed-winged aircraft. All pediatric transports include a physician. Fellows in critical care medicine have ample opportunity to gain experience transporting critically ill and injured children and learning to provide medical control for a transport team. The Angel One team averages approximately 80 PICU transports per month.
Critical Care Faculty
Ten Board-certified pediatric intensivists comprise the primary teaching staff for the fellowship program. Four of these faculty members are cardiac intensivists who attend in both CVICU and PICU.
- Elie D. Al-Chaer
- Adnan T. Bhutta
- Richard T. Fiser
- Xiomara Garcia
- Jerril W. Green
- Punkaj Gupta
- Mark J. Heulitt
- M. Michele Moss
- Sanjiv Pasala
- Parthak Prodhan
- Ronald C. Sanders
- Stephen M. Schexnayder
- Michael H. Stroud
- Jing Wang
2012 Critical Care Fellows
Katherine Irby, MD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Mubbasheer Ahmed, MD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Mahsun Yuerek, MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Miller, MD Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Jeremy Garlick, MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Courtney Ranallo, MD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Jonathan Byrnes, MD University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
The Fellowship Curriculum
Richard T. Fiser, MD
Director, Fellowship Program
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Arkansas Children's Hospital
One Children’s Way, Slot 512-12
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591
(Phone) (501) 364-1008
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a Conrad 30 waiver program. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.