Dr. Sam Lee 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 (ACH). The ACH Jonesboro Clinic is Dr. Lee's primary practice location.
Dr. Lee attended medical school at Augusta University, or the Medical College of Georgia, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine\Pediatrics at Loma Linda Medical Center. A fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology was completed at Children's Hospital of Richmond.
In 2019, Dr. Lee made Arkansas his home when he became the first pediatric cardiologist with a full-time practice in Jonesboro. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, sub-board Cardiology. Dr. Lee's primary areas of interest are outpatient cardiology and exercise physiology, with research interests in exercise performance improvements of athletic adolescents.
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The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides assists in the transition of patients from pediatric CHD programs to ensure there is no lapse in care.
Every day at Arkansas Children's Heart Institute, we strive for excellence, and our outcomes prove it. Under the direction of nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Brian Reemtsen, the Heart Institute achieved a remarkable 100% surgical survival rate last year, including transplants.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.