Seven board certified pediatric pulmonologists comprise the primary teaching staff for the Pediatric Pulmonology fellowship program.

 John L. Carroll, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics & Physiology
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Division Chief – Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Director – Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Dr. Carroll, with greater than twenty years as an academic Pediatric Pulmonologist, has special interest in sleep disordered breathing, control of breathing disorders, cystic fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. He is internationally recognized as one of the top experts in pediatric breathing control and oxygen sensing development. He is author on ~ 100 peer-reviewed publications, author on over thirty book chapters or review articles, member of several consensus conferences, and has served as co-editor of a book on sleep disordered breathing in children and recently the first book on chronic home ventilation in children. His current research includes development of respiratory control in preterm infants (NIH Pre-Vent study) and multiple projects related to chronic ventilation in children.

 

Ariel Berlinski, M.D.: 
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Director – ACH Cystic Fibrosis Center
Director – ACH Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Developmental Therpeutics Network research center.
Director – ACH Pulmonary Function Laboratory


Supriya Jambhekar, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Medical Director – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Sleep Disorders Center

 

Amit Agarwal, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Director – ACH Chronic Vent Program
Co-Director – ACH Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Co-Director – Arkansas Aerodigestive Program


Astryd Menendez, M.D. 
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty at Centers for Children Regional Clinics Lowell, Arkansas

  • Named as one of the 2017 UAMS Phenomenal Women

Jaya Yenduri, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

 


Mohy G. Morris, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

 


Robert H. Warren, M.D.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

 

 

 

 Katia El Taoum, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

 

 


 April Carpenter, MNSc, APRN, CPNP, PC
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner
APN Coordinator

 

 


Wendy Burgener, MNSc, APRN, CPNP, PC
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 


Rachel McKnight, MNSc, APRN, CPNP, PC
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 


Kim Newman, MNSc, APRN, CPNP, PC
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 


Paul Olson, MNSc, APRN, CPNP, PC
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 


Jill Richardson, MNSc, APRN, CPNP, PC
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 


Julie Thibodaux, MNSc, APRN, CPNP, PC
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner – Lowell Location

 

 

 

Other Faculty

The ACH/UAMS pediatric faculty includes over 200 faculty members representing virtually every pediatric subspecialty, including cardiologists, intensivists, nephrologists, neonatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists-oncologists, six pharmacologists, and nineteen emergency medicine physicians.

Surgical specialists include cardiovascular surgeons, pediatric surgeons, three pediatric neurosurgeons, and pediatric otolaryngologists.  We also have pediatric anesthesiologists at ACH.

Critical support physicians for the pulmonologists include pediatric radiologists and pediatric pathologists.


Support Staff

In addition to the hospital staff available for patient care, eight respiratory therapists, six nurse specialists, five advanced practice nurses, four pediatric speech therapists, one child life therapist, two pediatric occupational and physical therapists, one nutritionist, one social worker, and one psychologist are assigned to the Pulmonology Section .

The Pulmonary section has a full pulmonary function lab with multiple state of the art instruments for evaluation of lung function in children, fully staffed with excellent and highly qualified technicians. A fully equipped suite for flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy is maintained by an excellent technical staff. Sedation and anesthesia support are readily available.