The Program

The Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology has a long and proud history at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Dasilee Berry was one of the first Board Certified Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and began the program in Arkansas in 1964. The current Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, David Becton is the second leader at ACH in the history of the program.

We diagnose more than 100 new patients with various cancers a year.  We provide comprehensive care to these patients with complete support including Critical Care, Cardiology, Renal, Radiation Therapy, Laboratory and Blood Bank Support, Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, and Neuro-Oncology.

The Bleeding disorders and Thrombosis Clinic follows more than 150 patients with Hemophilia and 250 patients with von Willebrand’s disease.  We also see on average more than 24 new thrombophilia patients a year.  Our hemoglobinopathies program follows more than 400 patients with Sickle Cell disease and other disorders.

We have a large Southeast Asian population and the largest group of Marshallese Islanders outside the Marshall Islands in Arkansas. These ethnic groups add diversity to our complex Red Blood Cell Disorders group.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital is one of the 10 largest free standing Children’s Hospital in the USA.  We have a dedicated clinic and inpatient facility for our patients.