April 29, 2019

Larry Hartzell, M.D., Invested in Waner Endowed Chair at Arkansas Children’s

Dr. Hartzell in endowed chair; Ms. Doderer and Dr. Patterson standing alongside

Larry Hartzell, M.D., (seated) holds the Benjamin and Milton Waner, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Pictured with him are Arkansas Children’s President and CEO Marcy Doderer, FACHE, and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

Larry Hartzell, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, was invested in the Benjamin and Milton Waner, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) on April 24.

“It was an honor to recognize Dr. Larry Hartzell as the chair holder of the Benjamin and Milton Waner, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” said Marcy Doderer, FACHE, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s. “Every day, Dr. Hartzell and the Otolaryngology team deliver our patients and their families a better today and a healthier tomorrow.”

“UAMS proudly celebrates Dr. Hartzell for his expertise and his passion for the highest quality of medicine that changes children’s lives,” said UAMD Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

Hartzell received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2005. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at UAMS and continued his training with a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, including an extensive focus on the comprehensive care of cleft patients at ACH. He has directed the cleft lip and palate team and the velopharyngeal insufficiency clinic at ACH since 2012.

Hartzell is board certified by the American; Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is active on multiple local and national committees as well as in research and education. His major research interests include cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal insufficiency, hemangiomas and surgical management of hearing loss and otologic disease.

He is a member of numerous medical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

The Benjamin and Milton Waner, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was established in 2001 with a generous contribution by an anonymous donor.