Faculty/Staff in the
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Division:

John L. Carroll, M.D. 
Professor of Pediatrics & Physiology
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Division Chief – Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
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 over forty 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.  He maintains an active laboratory research program which has been NIH funded for greater than fifteen years.

Ariel Berlinski, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UAMS, College of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

Co-Director – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Respiratory Care Department

Director – Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Dr. Berlinski completed pediatric residencies at both Pedro de Elizalde General Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Long Island College Hospital/Beth Israel Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He has done additional work in the lung transplantation program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. His unique interest, technical expertise, and research is in delivery systems for inhaled medications.  In addition, he has special interest in asthma and Cystic Fibrosis, especially in non invasive monitoring of airways inflammation.


Amit Agarwal, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Director – Chronic Ventilation Service Line
Associate Director – Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship


Supriya Jambhekar, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UAMS, College of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

Director – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
Dr. Jambhekar is a Board certified Pediatric Pulmonologist with special interest in Pediatric Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Jambhekar is currently involved in multiple clinical research projects related to sleep disorders in children.

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

Dr. Menendez is a Board Certified Pediatric Pulmonologist currently attending the Lowell Pulmonary clinic.  As the only Pediatric Pulmonologist in the North West corner of the state she sees  the full scope of Pediatric Pulmonary disorders.

Advanced Practice Nurses:
April Carpenter, APRN
Wendy Burgener, RN, MNSc, APRN, CPNP
Jill Richardson, APRN
Rachel McKnight, APRN
Kim Newman, APRN

Pulmonary Specialty Nurses:
Katy Maus, RN
Brandi Montes, RN
Devan Shaw, RN
Theresa Hampton, RN
Jan Crosby, RN

Respiratory Therapists:
Lauren Willis, RRT- NPS
Amanda Wise, RRT- NPS

Nutritionist:
Julie Henshaw MS, RD, LD

Social Worker:
Sarah Luz, LCSW, MSW

Pulmonary Function Lab:
Pam Leisenring, Supervisor

Chaplain:
Kenneth Myers

Office Manager:
Rachel Bull

Administrative Assistant:
Ronni Stern