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William Matthew Linam, M.D., M.S.

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  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Infectious Diseases


  • Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-1416
    Fax: 501-364-3551
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • Bachelor Of Science, University of Tennessee, 1995
  • M.D., University of Tennessee, 2001
  • M.S., University of Cincinnati, 2009


  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2004-2005
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2004
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2005-2008
  • Intern, Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2001-2002
  • Scholar Fellow, The Quality Scholars Program in Transforming Health Care, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2008-2009

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Clinical Research, Outcomes Research, Infection prevention, hospital epidemiology, quality improvement

Recent Honors

  • Department of Pediatrics Educator of the Year, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Sherin K., Linam WM., Swannie J. Letter to the Editor: Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis as Cause of Headache and Fever. Am Fam Physician 2016 April; 15(93):644.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM., Ahmed M., Cope JR., Chu C., Visvesvara GS., da Silva AJ., Qvarnstrom Y., Green J. Successful Treatment of an Adolescent with Naegleria fowleri Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis. Pediatrics 2015 March; 135(3):e744-748.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM., Gilliam CH., Honeycutt, M., Wisdom C., Swearingen CJ., Romero JR. Parental Perceptions about Required Influenza Immunization of Pediatric Healthcare Personnel.. ICHE 2014 October; 35(10):1301-1303.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM., Connelly B., Margolis P. Using Quality Improvement Methods to Achieve Sustained Improvement in Pediatric Healthcare Worker Hand Hygiene. Pediatrics 2011
  • Journal Article, Linam WM. Improving patient safety by creating lasting behavior change: Lessons learned from hand hygiene.. The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society 2010 June; 107(13):282-283.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM. Navigating the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Immunization Confusion. Pediatric Commentary 2010 :10-12.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM., Wesselkamper K., Gerber MA. Peripheral Neuropathy in an Adolsescent Treated With Linezolid. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2009 Februrary; 28(2):149-151.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM., Margolis PA., Staat MA., Britto MT., Hornung R., Cassedy A., Connelly BL. Risk factors Associated with Surgical Site Infections after Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion Procedures. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2009 February; 30(2):109-116.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM., Gerber MA. Changing Epidemiology and Prevention of Salmonella Infections. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2007 August; 26(8):747-748.
  • Journal Article, Brilli RJ., Gibson R., Luria JW., Wheeler TA., Shaw J., Linam WM., Kheir J., McLain P., Lingsch T., Hall-Haering A., McBride M. Implementation of a medical emergency team in a large pediatric teaching hospital prevents respiratory and cardiopulmonary arrests outside the intensive care unit.. Pediatric Critical Care Med 2007 8(3):236-244.

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