Gregory Sharp, M.D., Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH).
Dr. Sharp has held numerous clinical, academic and hospital leadership posts since first joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Neurology in 1990. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and to Professor in 2006. He has served as Chief of Pediatric Neurology since 2007 and also led the section in 1998-2003.
Key leadership roles have included Chief of the Medical Staff at ACH since July 2017 and Vice-Chief of Medical Staff for two years prior to that. He has served since 2017 on the ACH Board of Directors and numerous ACH leadership committees including the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Child Health Practice Council and ACH Board Quality and Safety Committee.
Dr. Sharp has served as Medical Director of the Neuroscience Center and Neuroscience Inpatient Unit at ACH since 1998. He directed the Neurophysiology Lab in 1996-2000 and 2002-2017. Dr. Sharp was Co-Director of the Arkansas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program in 1990-1995. He has held the John H. Bornhofen Endowed Chair in Child Neurology at ACH since 2008.
Dr. Sharp received his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine in 1984. He completed his residency in pediatrics at UAMS and ACH and served as Chief Resident in 1986-1987 before continuing his training with a pediatric neurology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1987-1990.