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Cardiology Faculty

 

Michael J. Angtuaco, MD

Michael J. Angtuaco, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the section of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Angtuaco received his undergraduate degree in pre-professional studies and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2001.  He returned to Arkansas for medical school and received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2005.  He then studied pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, completing his residency in 2008.  He again returned home to Little Rock for his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Arkansas Children's Hospital, which he finished in 2011.  He has also completed an advanced fellowship in interventional pediatric cardiology at the University of Colorado Denver and Children's Hospital Colorado.

Following completion of his formal training in 2012, Dr. Angtuaco joined the staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he currently specializes in interventional procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Arkansas Children's Hospital.  He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.  His primary research interest is the evaluation of outcomes following both surgical and transcatheter interventions for congenital heart disease. 

 

 

Dr. Sylvia Angtuaco

Sylvia Angtuaco, MD

Dr. Angtuaco came to the United States from Manila, Philippines in 1985 to pursue her Medical Doctorate at Brown University College of Medicine in Rhode Island. She completed her Pediatric residency at Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital. She followed with a Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Washington University School  of Medicine at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at The Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Angtuaco came to UAMS/ACH in 1996 to continue her career in Pediatric Cardiology. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics, the sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Her professional memberships include the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

 

 

 

Dr. Thomas BestThomas H. Best, MD

Dr. Thomas H. Best is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Dr. Best graduated from the University of Colorado College of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. After his Pediatric residency at The Children's Hospital, University of Colorado, he completed a Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Best came to UAMS in 2001. He has further interests in echocardiography as well as fetal echocardiography. He is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and with the sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology. He is a member of the American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Arkansas Medical Society.

 

 

 

 

 

bornemeierRenee A. Bornemeier, MD

Dr. Renee A. Bornemeier is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Bornemeier is the Directer of the Fetal Heart Center. 

Dr. Bornemeier graduated from the University of Arkansas in Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 1988. Subsequently, she completed her pediatric internship and residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Bornemeier completed her Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. She returned to UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital as a Pediatric Cardiologist in 1994.

Dr. Bornemeier is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, as well as the sub board of Pediatric Cardiology. Her areas of focus and interest are Cardiac Anatomy, Pediatric Echocardiography, and Fetal Echocardiography. Her professional memberships include the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and the American Society of Echocardiography.

 

 

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R. Thomas Collins, II, MD

Dr. R. Thomas Collins, II is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  

He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and completed a combined residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.  Upon completion of residency, Dr. Collins completed his Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He finished his sub-specialty training with an advanced fellowship in adult congenital heart disease and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

In July 2010, Dr. Collins joined UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital where his primary clinical interests are the care and non-invasive imaging of children and adults with congenital heart disease. He also has a special interest and expertise in the care of patients with Williams syndrome. He has published multiple papers and has presented research at national and international meetings.

Dr. Collins is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

  

 

ebleBrian Eble, MD

Dr. Brian Eble is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology for the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Dr. Eble graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Medicine in 1999. He completed his Pediatric residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2002. Dr. Eble spent an additional year as a Pediatric Critical Care fellow at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He completed his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in 2006.

Dr. Eble returned to UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in July 2006 following completion of his formal training. His clinical interests include Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization, and Pediatric Exercise Stress Testing. His research interests include near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor perioperative patients following cardiac surgery and serial exercise testing in patients with palliated or corrected heart disease.

He is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub board of Pediatric Cardiology. His professional memberships include the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

 

fontenotEudice Fontenot, MD

Dr. Eudice Fontenot is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology for the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Additionally, he is the Associate Fellowship Program Director for Cardiology. 

Dr. Fontenot graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, serving as Chief Resident during his last year. He completed his Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Following his fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine as Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program. After returning to Louisiana he served as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the LSU Medical Center and then as the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab at LSU-New Orleans.

Dr. Fontenot joined the UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in 1998. He became the Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and served in this capacity until late 2004 when he accepted the challenge to develop a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at UAMS/ACH. He was awarded the first Heart of Excellence Award by his peers for his work in the CVICU.

Dr. Fontenot is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and sub board of Pediatric Cardiology.

 

 

frazierElizabeth Frazier, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Frazier is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Frazier is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Dr. Frazier graduated from the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences College of Medicine and completed her Pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital. She served as Chief Pediatric Resident from 1984-1985. She then completed her Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and did additional training in Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation.

Dr. Frazier returned to Arkansas Children's Hospital in January 1998 where she served as Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for eleven years. In addition, she started the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program in 1990 and has served as Medical Director since that time.

Dr. Frazier is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and sub board of Pediatric Cardiology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. She is a member of many societies including the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and the American Heart Association.

 

 

 

 

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Xiomara Garcia, MD

Dr. Xiomara Garcia is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Garcia is an Intensivist in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care.

Dr. Garcia graduated from the University Central of Venezuela in 1988. She completed her Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care residency in Venezuela. Additionally, she completed her Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Subsequently, Dr. Garcia completed a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Following her fellowship, she joined the faculty at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas within the Section of Pediatric Critical Care.

Dr. Garcia joined UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in December 2006. She is certified with the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, and the American Medical Association.

  

 

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Punkaj Gupta, MD

Dr. Punkaj Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Gupta is an Intensivist in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care. 

Dr. Gupta graduated from Panjab University, Government Medical College and Hospital, in Chandigarh, India in 2000. He completed his Pediatric residency at Miami's Children's Hospital in 2006 followed by a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2009. Following the completion of this fellowship, he completed another Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University in 2010.

Dr. Gupta joined UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in 2010. He is board certified in General Pediatrics and board eligible in Pediatric Critical Care. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Medical Association. His clinical interests are Cardiac Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care. His research interests include Quality Improvement Initiatives in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

 

  

 

Kenneth Knecht, MD

Dr. Knecht graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. After a one year transitional internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA he began active duty in the U.S. Navy, initially practicing General Medicine for two years stationed on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. After completing his Pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA he practiced General Pediatrics for three years at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and Great Lakes, IL. He then returned to the University of Tennessee to complete a Pediatric Cardiology fellowship.

Dr. Knecht joined UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in July 2009. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and sub board of Pediatric Cardiology. His interests include heart transplant, translational research, and non-invasive monitoring of blood pressure and heart function. He is also active in the non-invasive imaging lab and in regional clinics thorough out the state.

 

  

 

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Michele Moss, MD

Dr. Michele Moss is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She is an attending physician in the Pediatric ICU and the Pediatric Cardiac ICU, as well as Medical Director for Angel One Transport Service at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Additionally, she serves as Vice-Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Moss graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham followed by fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Yale University.

Dr. Moss joined UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in July 1985. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub boards of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. She has served as Chair of the Section on Critical Care in the AAP and as Chair of the Section on Pediatrics in the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has also served on the Board of Regents of the ACCM and is a member of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Society, and the Southern Society of Pediatric Research. Her clinical interests are in Cardiac Intensive Care and Pediatric Transport.

 

 

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Parthak Prodhan, MD

Dr. Parthak Prodhan is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University  of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Prodhan is an Intensivist in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care.

Dr. Prodhan graduated from the University of Nagpur, India in 1992. He completed his Pediatric residency in India and at Cook County Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Subsequently, Dr. Prodhan completed a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston in 2002. Upon completion, he was an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School with a Faculty Position at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston.

Dr. Prodhan joined UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in 2004. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, and the American Medical Association.  

 

  

 
 

 

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Paul Seib, MD

Dr. Paul Seib is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Seib is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is currently Section Chief of Pediatric Cardiology.

Dr. Seib graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center in 1984. He completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Then, he completed his Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas.

After completing Pediatrics and Cardiology training, he entered the United States Air Force and accepted his first faulty position as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1993. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences.

Dr. Seib joined UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital in 1993. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub board of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Seib is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the International Society of Heart/Lung Transplantation, Arkansas Medical Society, and Central Arkansas Pediatric Society. 

 

 

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