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 extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the most advanced in the nation. The ECLS program incorporates cutting edge technology with the highest level of teamwork to provide life-saving support for the most critically ill children. At Arkansas Children's Hospital, ECLS includes the use of both ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and VAD (ventricular assist device) support.
The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for the management of this complex group of patients.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.