Our UAMS Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee looks forward to meeting you. Our Resident Recruitment Committee, representing the more than 260 faculty members of the UAMS Department of Pediatrics working on the Arkansas Children’s campus, have provided brief bios below so that you can learn about them prior to your interview.
Section: Neonatology/Newborn Hospitalist Medical School: UAMS Residency: UAMS Dr. Jared Beavers is a general pediatrician who serves in the division of Neonatology as a Newborn Hospitalist. He formerly served as Chief Resident for the ACH Pediatric Residency before staying on as faculty. Although he has always considered Arkansas home, Dr. Beavers has, like so many Arkansans, always maintained a special place in his heart for Arkansas Children's Hospital. The ability to serve the underserved, to serve without considering cost of care, and to be a part of a world class training center all drew Dr. Beavers into continuing his career at ACH. His passion for education, both for students and residents, and his love of integrating technology, data, and education have all contributed to his appointments as an Associate Director of the Housestaff and as a Medical Informatics Officer. When he isn't in his office or on the wards, Dr. Beavers can be found spending time with his amazing wife, Blair, who is also a Newborn Hospitalist, and his daughters, Emerson and Bennett. He can also be found in his shop tinkering, making, exploring, destructing, and otherwise up to mischief.
Assistant Professor, Neonatology
Section: Hospital Medicine Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children’s of Alabama Dr. Cantu received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, then remained at Tulane for her pediatrics residency and a chief resident year. She completed a fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine at UAB. She is a pediatric hospitalist at ACH. She enjoys working with residents on teaching teams and her favorite topics of discussion are evidence-based & high-value care, demystifying clinical research, and breastfeeding. She is the program director of ACH’s new pediatric hospital medicine fellowship. She loves reading, knitting, and spending time with her two sons. Her favorite thing about Little Rock is the many options for outdoor activities.