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There has never been a more exciting time in pediatrics. Modern medicine is changing at lightning speed, offering innovative ways to discover, learn and practice. The dynamic collaboration between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics and Arkansas Children's is leading to developments in the cures of tomorrow and excellent outcomes in providing cutting-edge clinical care today. Together, we advocate for children while preparing the next generation of providers.

As the pediatrician-in-chief and the UAMS Department of Pediatrics chair, I am excited to report our strategic focus on building an innovative department to support ambitious, forward-thinking and service-minded physicians and scientists.

We recruited 51 new physicians across the system in 2023 alone and are continuing at that pace to recruit more talented providers than ever before. We have a full-time provider presence in the northeast, northwest and central Arkansas regions. We established new vice chair roles in quality and innovation, and diversity and health equity. We restructured and expanded the pediatric residency program, significantly expanded pediatric fellowships and fellowship slots, and reshaped all clinical care delivery to be more robustly specialized, growing our physician leadership and medical staff.

We are resolute in pursuing an Arkansas that is the safest, healthiest place to be a child. And this work starts with creating the very best place to practice medicine. It is an exciting time to be at Arkansas Children's.


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William J. Steinbach, M.D.
Robert H. Fiser Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics