Elijah “Lige” Bolin, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the section of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Bolin received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Wake Forest University. He stayed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to attend the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Bolin completed a pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital with the Baylor College of Medicine. He performed an additional year of advanced imaging at Texas Children's Hospital, focusing on echocardiography and fetal cardiology. 
Dr. Bolin joined the medical staff at ACH in 2014. He is board-certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric cardiology.  

Dr. Bolin's research is in maternal determinants of cardiovascular disease in the fetus and offspring. This is an extension of his clinical practice as a pediatric and fetal cardiologist. In particular, Dr. Bolin is studying the role of altered bioenergetics in the etiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy following fetal exposure to maternal diabetes mellitus. Tens of thousands of infants of diabetic mothers are born every year in the US. Approximately one-quarter of these children are born with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease characterized by abnormal thickening of the heart's pumping chambers. Unfortunately, a significant portion of children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die in the neonatal period.

The goal of Dr. Bolin’s translational research is to identify ways to target the mitochondrion for therapeutic intervention in infants of diabetic mothers with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Medical Degree

  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine - 2007


  • Baylor College of Medicine - 2010


  • Baylor College of Medicine - 2014

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