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The pediatric pulmonology fellowship program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is located in Little Rock within sight of the State Capital.  ACH is a private, not for profit, free standing children’s hospital with 310 beds. Established in 1910, the hospital underwent rapid growth in the 1980’s and is now one of the ten largest children’s hospitals in the nation. The hospital serves as the major pediatric teaching affiliate for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.Baby pulmonology patient

The hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the state of Arkansas, and serves as a referral center for areas of southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, northern Louisiana and northeast Texas. Nationally renowned programs such as the pediatric cardiovascular surgery program and the ECMO program attract patients from other areas of the country as well.

The hospital is the base for the pediatric residency program of UAMS, which currently has 69 pediatric and 19 medicine-pediatric residents enrolled in the program. Fellows in pulmonology play a key role in educating pediatric house staff in the care of ill children and adolescents. Other UAMS COM fellowship programs at Arkansas Children’s Hospital include Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Child Neurology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Infectious Diseases,

The PICU is a 25-bed unit with approximately 1,200 admissions per year. In addition, the hospital has a separate 23 bed cardiovascular intensive care unit, a four bed ECMO unit, a 14-bed burn unit, an eight bed intermediate step-down unit, and an 86 bed NICU.

The hospital operates a neonatal and pediatric transport service which uses two helicopters, three vans, and has a variety of fixed-winged aircraft available.

Mission Statement

Our fellowship program strives to prepare fellows to:

  • Provide excellent clinical care of, advocate for, and improve the quality and safety of care provided to children with pulmonary and sleep disorders;
  • Educate pediatricians, residents, medical students, other healthcare professionals, the general public, families and patients regarding issues related to pediatric pulmonary health and disease;
  • Participate in and lead transitional, clinical, educational, and/or quality improvement (QI) research efforts to advance the field of pediatric pulmonology;
  • Pass the Pulmonology sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and successfully participate in the ABP Maintenance of Certification Program.

Features of Our Pulmonary Program:

  • Nationally recognized and accredited Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Respiratory Technology-Dependent Center
  • Nationally accredited Pediatric Sleep Center
  • Large Respiratory Care Services Department
  • Fully equipped Pulmonary Function Testing Center
  • Flexible Airway Endoscopy Program
  • Multi-disciplinary Asthma Program
  • Multi-disciplinary Aerodigestive Program
  • Multi-disciplinary Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Pediatric Pulmonary Centers

The Pediatric Pulmonology Section is responsible for and/or participates in pivotal Pediatric Centers of Excellence at Arkansas Children’s Hospital: