Henry (Hank) Farrar, M.D.Henry (Hank) Farrar, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology/Toxicology

Henry (Hank) Farrar received his medical degree from UAMS followed by a pediatric residency at UAMS and ACH. After this he completed fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and clinical pharmacology at the University of Virginia and at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Since returning to UAMS, he has been actively involved in pediatric education, including being the junior pediatric clerkship director for 6 years, receiving a red sash award for teaching excellence for 7 of the last 9 years and being named one of the Educators of the Year by the Department of Pediatrics in 2003. He is also involved in international medical outreach, having worked with programs in Romania and Nigeria. His main hobbies include golf and gardening, and he also enjoys traveling, photography, camping and folk music festivals.

Jared Beavers, M.D.Jared Beavers, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Beavers is an Arkansas native who lives in Little Rock, AR with his beautiful and amazing wife, Blair, and their daughters, Emerson and Bennett. He is a General Pediatrician in the division of Neonatology, caring for term and late preterm newborns. He is passionate about Resident and Student education, food, and innovation. His research and educational interests include Medical Informatics, Neonatal Literacy Outcomes, Technology in Education, and Curriculum Integration. He holds memberships with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Academic Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. Dr. Beavers can be found in the NICUs of UAMS and ACH, The Pediatric House Staff Office, his home workshop, or on the lake with his family.

Emily Smith, M.D.Emily Smith, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospitalist

Emily received her medical degree from UAMS before completing her pediatric residency at UAMS and ACH. After completing her residency she joined the Department of Pediatrics as faculty in the sections of Hospital Medicine and General Pediatrics. She enjoys the clinical variety and teaching opportunities of both outpatient primary care and tertiary inpatient care. Emily grew up in Little Rock and is happy to contribute to the investment of ACH and UAMS in the state by working to improve the way we deliver care to the children in Arkansas as well as training the next generation of pediatricians. She loves spending down time with friends, family and her two dogs. She loves fiction (movies, TV, or books), board games, coffee, candles, and music.

Richard Blaszak, M.D.
Professor, Nephrology
Associate Program Director
Resident Advisor Program
Debby Fiser, M.D.
Professor, Peds CARE
Associate Program Director
Evidence Based Practices
Debbie Becton, M.D.
Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics
Associate Program Director
Continuity Clinic
Laura McLeane, M.D.
Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics
Associate Program Director
Continuity Clinic

Courtney Edgar-Zarate, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Associate Program Director
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Beatrice Boateng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Program Director
Educational Scholarship, Curriculum Development, Evaluation