Welcome from the Chief
Welcome to the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many people to our specialty for the first time as we became leaders in managing a new disease. When I’m asked why I chose this job, I always tell people it is because I love learning something new every day and that is definitely true in infectious diseases! Our goal as a team is to help all children grow and develop happily despite whatever bump in the road infections may present.
I am Dr. Jessica Snowden, professor of pediatrics and section chief of pediatric infectious diseases. I joined UAMS and Arkansas Children’s in 2018, drawn to Little Rock because of the growing research infrastructure and clinical opportunities at Arkansas Children’s, as well as the great environment for my family.
The Infectious Diseases team at Arkansas Children’s provides both inpatient and outpatient services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and outpatient visits at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Over the course of any given year, we help hundreds of children and families with infections ranging from bone and joint infections in otherwise healthy children to complex infections in children with underlying illnesses. We work closely with our colleagues throughout the hospital to prevent and treat infections, improve occupational health and antimicrobial stewardship. We are also actively engaged in research and education, including participation in several NIH funded research projects in infectious diseases and winning awards for our teaching.
Thanks for visiting us to learn more about our outstanding team!