Welcome from the Chief
Welcome to the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Thank you for visiting our site today!
I am Dr. Jill Fussell, Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and Section Chief. I joined UAMS / Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 2002. My colleagues and I have worked tirelessly to achieve exceptional growth in our programs. Our educational and clinical focus spans a spectrum of neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, focusing on early intervention, assessment, and family-centered care. We are also leaders in the community, through efforts to build diagnostic confidence among rural physicians within the AR CoBALT (Community-Based Autism Liaison and Treatment) program.
Our faculty are a collegial and diverse collection of competent, collaborative clinicians, who are also institutional and national leaders in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, and in medical education.
Our faculty, fellows and staff are committed to enhancing the health of all children through excellence in clinical care, education, research, and service. Within our section, we are committed to recruiting and retaining fellows and faculty with diverse backgrounds and life experiences, enhancing the quality, depth and range of care we can provide, to the families and community we serve.
Our faculty particularly value interdisciplinary care, coordinating closely with other disciplines such as psychology, speech-language pathology, nursing, social work and others. This allows us the opportunity to fully appreciate an individual child’s profile of strengths and struggles, and develop a comprehensive, individualized plan, to maximize children’s outcomes.
On behalf of our division, I invite you to continue browsing our site, and experience for yourself the components and programs of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Jill J. Fussell, MD
Section Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Harvey and Bernice Jones Endowed Chair of Developmental Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program