The goals of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes are to provide consultation and clinical care for children and adolescents with a broad spectrum of endocrine disorders and to advance research that will improve the quality of life for children affected by endocrine disease.

Activities of this Division

  • Inpatient consultation and daily outpatient clinical services for general endocrine diseases, including but not limited to:
    • Disorders of growth, disorders of puberty, disorders of sexual development, and congenital and acquired disorders of the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid, and pituitary glands
    • Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
    • Osteoporosis, osteopenia and metabolic bone disorders
  • Outpatient Endocrine and Diabetes clinics currently accommodate over 4000 patient visits per year.
  • The division conducts basic science research, translational and clinical research, clinical trials research and participates in multisite national network collaborations in the areas of:
    • Type 1 diabetes treatment, mechanisms contributing to diabetes complications, interventions to prevent or delay diabetes onset, growth hormone efficacy, the biology of bone regeneration, the role of growth factors in bone physiology, inflammation in obesity and diabetes
  • The division maintains an ACGME accredited Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training program.
  • The division offers elective rotation educational activities for 2nd and 3rd-year residents in both Pediatric and combined. Medicine-Pediatric residency programs, as well as for UAMS senior medical students.

The People

The Division includes 5 board-certified Pediatric Endocrinologists, 1 General Pediatrician and 2 Basic Science research faculty all with academic appointments in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. State-of-the-art clinical care is provided by a team approach incorporating services of certified diabetes educators (4), certified dieticians (1), specialized endocrine nurses (3), social workers (2) and clinical research coordinators (2).  In addition, an endocrine physician is on-call 24-hours/day for emergency situations involving endocrine patients followed at ACH.  Every year, several members of the division also provide volunteer medical supervision to the MedCamps of Arkansas summer Diabetes Camp.

Divisional Contact Information
Endocrine office phone:   501-364-1430
Endocrine office FAX:  501-364-6299
ACH Appointment Center:  501-364-4000 or go to the Endocrine Clinic site for more information.

Faculty Members:

Web Links:

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
The Turner Syndrome Society
The Human Growth Foundation  
Children with Diabetes
ClinicalTrials.gov   
Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) 
NIH/NIDDK