Paul M Seib, M.D., is Section Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is the holder of the David and Stephanie Clark Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology. Before becoming section chief, Dr. Seib previously served as Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) until July 2014.
Dr. Seib received his MD in 1984 from Louisiana State University Medical Center Medical Center-Shreveport. He completed his pediatric residency at UAMS and ACH with pediatric cardiology fellowship training at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. After completing pediatric cardiology training, he entered the United States Air Force. He accepted his first faculty position as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the 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 the pediatric cardiology team at UAMS/ACH in 1993. His clinical focus is interventional cardiac catheterization and cardiac intensive care. He has been the author and editor of journal articles and book chapters in the field of pediatric cardiology and presented at local and national meetings. Dr. Seib is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society.
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The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for the management of this complex group of patients.
The extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the most advanced in the nation. The ECLS program incorporates cutting edge technology with the highest level of teamwork to provide life-saving support for the most critically ill children. At Arkansas Children's Hospital, ECLS includes the use of both ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and VAD (ventricular assist device) support.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.