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Thomas H. Best, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Cardiology


  • Cardiology - Diagnostic

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-1479
    Fax: 501-364-3667
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • B.S., Oral Roberts University, 1987
  • M.D., Univ Of Colo Health Sciences C, 1995
  • Emergency Medical Technician Training, South Metro Fire Training Academy, 1988
  • Paramedic School, Saint Anthony Hospital Paramedic School, 1989
  • School of Medicine, Creighton Univerisity School of Medicine, 1992


  • Pediatric Residency, Adademic Track, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital, 1995-1998
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Emphasis on Echocardiography and Post Operative Intensive Care, Children's Hospital Med Center, 1998-2001

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Bolin EH., Siegel ER., Eswaran H., Lowery CL., Zakaria D., Best TH. Cardiac Time Intervals Derived by Magnetocardiography in Fetuses Exposed to Pregnancy Hypertension Syndromes. 2016 Aug; 36(8):643-8.
  • Journal Article, Blossom SJ., Rau JL., Best T., Bornemeier RA., Hobbs CA. Increased maternal cytokine production and congenital heart defects. J Reprod Immunol 2013 4; 97(2):204-10.
  • Journal Article, Best T., Vyas HV., Jaquiss R., Sachdeva R. Tricuspid Atresia with Absent Pulmonary valve and Intact Ventricular Septum: A Rare Association. . Congenital Heart Disease (published online 10 Mar 2011) 2011 July/August; 6(4):393-396.
  • Journal Article, Best T., Volkan Tuzcu, MD., Jim Bodtke, RDCS. Early Detection of Regional Myocardial dysfunction in Paced Children with Congenital Complete AV Block. Pacing in Electrophysiology 2007 June; 30(6):764-771.
  • Journal Article, Curtis L. Lowery MD., R.B. Govindan PhD., J. Quaid Campbell PhD., Best T., Pamela Murphy, RNP., Hubert T. Preissl, PhD., Hari Eswaan PhD. Early Maturation of Sinus Rhythm Dynamics In High-Risk Fetuses. Am J. Ob/Gyn. 2007 June; 196(6):572; el-e7.
  • Journal Article, Best T, J. Quaid Campbell, PhD, Hari Eswaran, PhD, Curtis L. Lowery, MD. Fetal and Maternal magnetocardiography Dureing Flecainide Therapy for Supraventricular Tachycardia. Obstet Gynecol 2006; 108:1-1.
  • Journal Article, Best T, Lorraine E. De Blanche, MD, Michael L. Schmitz, MD, Charles E. Johnson RN, Jonathan J. Drummond-Webb, MD. Sucsessful Surgical Management of a Neonate with Saddle Pulmonary Embolus. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004; 78:el-2.
  • Journal Article, Best T, David N. Franz, David L.Gilbert, MD, David P. Nelson, Michael R. Epstein. Cardiac Complications In Pediatric Patients on the Ketogenic Diet. Neurology 2000; 54:2328-2330.

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