Continued Growth 1981-1993

The Department of Pediatrics continued its rapid growth throughout the remainder of the years that Dr. Robert Fiser served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics (DOP) from 1981-1994. These years saw a burgeoning number of pediatric faculty and residents along with an increasing array of important clinical and research programs.  During these years, ACH continued to grow to keep pace with the clinical, educational, and research programs of the Department of Pediatrics faculty, along with UAMS faculty from other clinical departments. Dr. Fiser resigned in 1994 . The programs described below that were initiated during these years, new faculty recruited that developed these programs, and the many residents who worked under Dr. Fiser and the faculty during these years set in motion the growth that would continue for several decades.