Faculty Members:
Our fellowship includes a cadre of outstanding faculty in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (listed below). Our fellowship program also includes faculty from other related disciplines, such as psychology, pediatric habilitation medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and others.

Meet the Faculty

Jill Fussell, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Dr.  Jill Fussell graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1997. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 2000, and completed a fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) at MUSC in 2002, and accepted an appointment in the UAMS College of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics in the Section of Developmental Pediatrics and Habilitative Medicine. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2003, to Associate Professor with tenure in 2008 and promoted to Professor in 2017. She served as Associate Program Director of the UAMS Pediatrics Residency 20004-2008. She assumed the role of DBP Fellowship Director in 2007. and continues in that role currently. She became the Developmental Pediatrics and Habilitative Medicine Section Chief in 2018, and was awarded the Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Harvey and Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Developmental Pediatrics in 2019. She was awarded the Department of Pediatrics Educator of the Year award three times, 2005, 2008, and 2013. She has also served in multiple national leadership roles within DBP, including an elected member of the Society of DBP Board 2017-2020. She was also elected to the Executive Committee of the national Council of Pediatric Subspecialties in 2016, and appointed Chair in 2020.

Maya Lopez, M.D.

Dr. Maya Lopez, is an ABP-certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician working as an Associate Professor in the UAMS Department of Pediatrics. She completed General Pediatrics residency training in Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York, in 2000 and stayed there another year to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. She then went on to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island for her fellowship training in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) and graduated in 2003. After fellowship, she stayed on as faculty for 2 years at Rhode Island Hospital before moving to UAMS as clinical instructor in the Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics in 2006. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2007 and to Associate Professor in 2013. Dr. Lopez served as the Director of the Resident Rotation in DBP from 2008-2016, has been serving as the Associate DBP Fellowship Program Director since 2010, and as Medical Director of the James L. Dennis Development Center since July 2018. She is Medical Director of the James L. Dennis Development Center since July 2018 up to present. Dr. Lopez is currently Principal Investigator for the AR Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring project and is Project Leader of Healthy Child Care Arkansas.

Jaimie Flor, M.D.

Dr. Jaimie Flor is an ABP-certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician working as an Associate Professor in the UAMS Department of Pediatrics. She completed General Pediatrics residency training in Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York, then came to UAMS for her fellowship training in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. She stayed on as faculty after completing her training. Currently, she is a clinical attending at the James L.Dennis Developmental Center and ACH Growth and Development Clinic. She is also co-director of the CoBALT program and is involved in educational efforts through the LEND grant and Pediatrics Residency program. ​

Angela Lea Scott, M.D., Ph.D.Angela Scott, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston through a dual degree program, with an MD as well as a PhD in the Medical Humanities. She completed General Pediatrics residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She stayed in North Carolina for several years after residency and worked as a general pediatrician in practice, before entering the UAMS developmental-pediatric fellowship program in 2013. She stayed on as faculty when she graduated, and is currently an Assistant Professor, joint appointed in the Departments of Pediatrics  and of Medical Humanities & Bioethics.

 Her clinical work is within the James L. Dennis Developmental Center, and she also serves as the medical director for Kids First, an early intervention day treatment program with 11 sites across the state. She is course director for Practice of Medicine I, a longitudinal required clinical skills course for UAMS first year medical students, and teaches several senior electives including Leadership in Clinical Education, Literature & Medicine, and Art & Medicine.

Kimberly Macferran, M.D.

Dr. Kimberly Macferran received her undergraduate degree at Southwestern University, with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and sociology. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics residency and her fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Upon completion of her fellowship in 2011, she joined the section of Child Development at McLane Children’s Scott & White in Temple, TX and was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. In 2013 Dr. Macferran moved back to her hometown of Midland, TX where she was in private practice with Premier Physicians/Midland Health and opened the first and only Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics clinic in the region.  Dr. Macferran returned to UAMS in 2019 where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Macferran’s clinical work is split between the James L. Dennis Developmental Center and the Complex Care Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Paulette Wy, M.D.

Dr. Paulette Ann Wy is an ABP-certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician working as an Assistant Professor in the UAMS Department of Pediatrics. She completed General Pediatrics residency training in Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York and  fellowship training in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at UAMS. After fellowship, she started as a clinical attending at the James L. Dennis Developmental Center and ACH Growth and Development Clinic. ​