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Dennis Schellhase M.D.

Dennis Schellhase M.D.

Primary Specialties
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Experience & Education

    Other Specialties/Certifications

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - 1983
    Vanderbilt Unicersity Medical Center - Pediatric Medicine - 1986
    University of Colorado - Pediatric Pulmonary - 1989

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Dennis E. Schellhase is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH). Dr. Schellhase serves as Patient Safety Officer and Co-Chair of the Medication Safety Working Group at ACH. He also serves as the Program Director for the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship at UAMS and ACH.

    Dr. Schellhase received his medical degree with honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas in 1983. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Hospital in 1986 and his fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology at the University of Colorado for Health Sciences Center in 1989. He was on the Texas A&M College of Medicine faculty from 1989 until 1993. He initially joined the UAMS full-time faculty in 1993. From 2009-2011, he served as a general pediatrician at the SIM-Galmi Hospital in Niger, West Africa. He returned to the UAMS full-time faculty in 2012.

    Dr. Schellhase currently meets requirements for maintenance of certification in Pediatric Pulmonology and has lifetime board-certification in General Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community.

    An academic faculty member of UAMS, practicing at ACH.

    Areas of Interest

    Primary Clinical Interests: Patient safety, Medication safety, Global child health, Chronic lung disease

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