Why Pulmonary?

Pediatricians become Pediatric Pulmonologists for many reasons, including the desire to:

  • Evaluate and manage children with acute and chronic respiratory disorders including asthma, chronic lung disease of prematurity, cystic fibrosis, recurrent cough and wheezing, diffuse lung disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, pneumonia, chest wall disorders, neuromuscular disease, lung transplantation, etc.;
  • Perform certain procedures such as flexible bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage, and transbronchial biopsies and interpret pulmonary function studies, polysomnograms, chest imaging studies, sweat tests, etc.;
  • Form long-term relationships with children who have chronic lung disorders or who are respiratory technology-dependent and their families;
  • Assist other pediatricians and pediatric specialists in evaluating and managing children with acute and chronic lung disorders or complications of various therapies, mechanical ventilation, other lung injury, etc.;
  • Teach residents, medical students, practicing physicians, other healthcare professionals, etc.;
  • Investigate lung development, disease mechanisms, disease epidemiology, disease outcomes, ways to improve lung health, etc.;
  • Lead and be involved in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives to better provide care to children with acute and chronic lung disorders
  • Advocate on the local, state, and national levels for children with chronic respiratory illness

Eligibility and Selection

Candidates for training must have either a M.D. or a D.O. degree and will have successfully completed a three-year residency in Pediatrics from an ACGME accredited program located within the United States.

How to Apply                             

Thank you for your interest in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program. Applications are accepted through ERAS.
If you wish to inquire about our program, please do not hesitate to contact:


Shannon Crowder, Program Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics Office of Education
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way  Slot 512-19B
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
Office: 501.364.3976

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