LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Dec. 18, 2018) – Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has promoted Chief of Neurology Greg Sharp, MD, to senior vice president and chief medical officer after a national search.

Dr. Sharp, who also serves as a professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, begins serving in the role as he transitions from his previous leadership positions starting Dec. 17.

“Dr. Sharp’s commitment to our patients and families make him an asset to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital executive team,” said Chanda Chacon, MPH, FACHE, Arkansas Children’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “He has a strong reputation as a champion for patient and caregiver experience and a deep commitment to building partnerships that achieve excellent clinical outcomes. We are proud that he emerged as the right candidate amid an extensive national search with a robust field of applicants.” 

Dr. Sharp has been board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, and Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy.

He also holds the John H. Bornhofen, MD Endowed Chair in Child Neurology and serves as co-medical director of the ACH Neuroscience Center, Neuroscience Inpatient Unit and Neurofibromatosis Clinic. He is the present chief of staff at ACH.

Dr. Sharp earned his medical degree at UAMS, completed his residency in Pediatrics at UAMS and ACH, and completed a residency/fellowship in Child Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. with specialized training in clinical neurophysiology.

Learn more about Dr. Sharp and see how he’s created a comprehensive epilepsy program and made care more convenient for patients and families.

About Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Children’s, Inc. is the only health care system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows the organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. The system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. It is one of the 25 largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is nationally ranked by U.S. News World & Report in cardiology/heart surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, nephrology and pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services. Arkansas Children’s also blankets the state with outreach programs that include telemedicine, mobile health and school-based health solutions. A private nonprofit, Arkansas Children’s boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking research and is committed to providing every child with access to the best care available, regardless of location or resources. Founded as an orphanage, Arkansas Children’s has championed children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow for more than 100 years. For more info, visit

About UAMS

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state’s Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.