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Meet the CF Team

Faculty in the Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Division:

John L. Carroll, M.D
Professor of Pediatrics & Physiology
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Division Chief – Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
Director – Arkansas Cystic Fibrosis Center
Director – Arkansas Center for Respiratory Technology Dependent Chidren
Dr. Carroll, with greater than twenty years as an academic Pediatric Pulmonologist, has special interest in sleep disordered breathing, control of breathing disorders, cystic fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.  He is internationally recognized as one of the top experts in pediatric breathing control and oxygen sensing development.  He is author on over forty peer-reviewed publications, author on over thirty book chapters or review articles, member of several consensus conferences, and has served as co-editor of a book on sleep disordered breathing in children.  He maintains an active laboratory research program which has been NIH funded for greater than fifteen years.


Robert H. Warren, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UAMS, College of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

Dr. Warren has greater than thirty years experience in academic Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.  His areas of special expertise include chronic ventilation, pulmonary disease in children with neurological disabilities (e.g., muscular dystrophy) and pulmonary function testing.  Dr. Warren is a highly experienced expert in lung function testing and respiratory therapy.


Mohy G. Morris, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UAMS, College of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

Dr. Morris is an internationally recognized expert in Infant Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT).  He operates a state-of-the-art infant PFT research laboratory.  Dr. Morris currently holds a K23 award from NIH and, therefore, approximately 25% of his time is devoted to clinical and administrative activities, the remainder being committed to research/teaching.  His research involves infant lung function testing and lung function testing in pre-school children.


Martin L. Bauer, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UAMS, College of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

Director – Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program

Dr. Bauer has three years in pediatric pulmonology private practice, over twelve years in academic pediatric pulmonology, and eleven years of emergency medicine practice.  His areas of interest and expertise are medical education, chronic ventilation in the home, and chronic aspiration in children.


Ariel Berlinski, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UAMS, College of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

Co-Director – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Respiratory Care Department

Director – Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Dr. Berlinski completed pediatric residencies at both Pedro de Elizalde General Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Long Island College Hospital/Beth Israel Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He has done additional work in the lung transplantation program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. His unique interest, technical expertise, and research is in delivery systems for inhaled medications.  In addition, he has special interest in asthma and Cystic Fibrosis, especially in non invasive monitoring of airways inflammation.


Supriya Jambhekar, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UAMS, College of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty

Co-Director – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
Dr. Jambhekar is a Board certified Pediatric Pulmonologist with special interest in Pediatric Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Jambhekar is currently involved in multiple clinical research projects related to sleep disorders in children.

Gulnur Com, M.D.
Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Associate-Director, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center

Dr. Com’s interests are cystic fibrosis, sleep medicine, and long term ventilation.

Astryd Menendez, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS, College of Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty
Centers for Children
Lowell, Arkansas

Dr. Menendez is a Board Certified Pediatric Pulmonologist currently attending the Lowell Pulmonary clinic.  As the only Pediatric Pulmonologist in the North West corner of the state she sees  the full scope of Pediatric Pulmonary disorders.

Insook Kim, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Expertise: Oxygen sensing Mechanism, Electrophysiologist (PatchClamp), Immunocytochemistry, Cellular/Molecular Biology.

Advanced Practice Nurses:
Jo Greenhill, APN
Wendy Williams, RN, MNSc, APN, CPNP
April Carpenter, APN

Pulmonary Specialty Nurses:
Louise Barlow, RN, C
Wendy Rice, RN, CPN
Sonya Thompson, RNP
Theresa Hampton, RN

Respiratory Therapists:
Lauren Willis, RRT- NPS
Denise Willis, RRT- NPS

Nutritionist:
Heather Harden MS, RD, LD

Social Worker:
Mary Jo Chambers, LCSW, MSW

Child Life Specialist:
Amelia Harris, CCLS

4 Adolescent/Medicine Nursing Director:
Penny Ward, RN

Pulmonary Function Lab:
Sandy King, Supervisor

Chaplain:
Kenneth Myers

Office Manager:
Rachel Bull

Administrative Assistant:
Lynda Latourelle

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