In Memory of Eldon Schulz, M.D.

Dr. Schulz received his medical degree at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1980. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of California, San Diego and continued his training with a developmental/ambulatory pediatric fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. For the next six years Dr. Schulz practiced as a civil servant for the U.S. military in the Exceptional Family Member Program in Heidelberg, Germany.

Eldon Schulz, M.D.Dr. Schulz joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in 1991 and received an additional appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation three years later. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and to Professor in 2005.

Dr. Schulz served as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 2001. He  has served  as Section Chief for Developmental-Behavioral and Rehabilitative Pediatrics for many of his years at UAMS, and previously served as Medical Director for the Dennis Developmental Center, in 1992-1999 and 2011-2012. In 2008 Dr. Schulz was invested as the inaugural holder of the Rockefeller Endowed Chair for Children with Special Needs at ACH. He led grant-funded initiatives that improve the lives of children, including the Arkansas Regional Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (LEND) and the Community-Based Autism Liaison and Treatment (CoBALT) project.

Dr. Schulz served our state in many other ways up to June 2, 2018. He was Medical Director for the Arkansas Division of Developmental Services since 2002 and Medical Director of the Arkansas Title V Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs since 2004. He served as Medical Director for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock and as pediatric consultant for Camp Aldersgate.