LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Lawrence (Larry) Quang, MD, has joined Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine as chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology. He will also serve as professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.  

Dr. Quang comes to UAMS and ACH from Oklahoma University College of Medicine, where he served as associate professor of pediatrics. Prior to joining the OU College of Medicine, Dr. Quang held a faculty appointment as assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also the inaugural holder of the $2 million Children’s Medical Research Institute/Express Employment Services Endowed Research Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

“When children come to us for emergency care, families are often experiencing some of the most frightening and vulnerable moments of their lives,” said Arkansas Children’s Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Greg Sharp, MD. “With Dr. Quang’s leadership, Arkansas Children’s and UAMS will strengthen a family-centered approach to emergency medicine, creating the best patient experience possible for these visits. He is an amazing leader and has an amazing team.”

In addition to his leadership and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Quang will establish a research lab with Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI), studying behavioral and molecular effects of antenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Dr. Quang has recently concluded a five-year grant for this research from the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and will continue this work at ACRI.

Dr. Quang completed his medical school training at the 6-year combined accelerated BS/MD Program at Kent State University/Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and continued on to Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University for his pediatric residency.                                

He then completed his medical toxicology training at Children’s Hospital of Boston/Harvard Medical School. He completed the first two years of pediatric emergency medicine training at Children's Hospital of Boston and concluded at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron.

Dr. Quang maintains board certification in general pediatrics, medical toxicology and pediatric emergency medicine.

About Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' 710,000 children, giving the organization a unique ability to shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas and transform the health of children throughout the region. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric subspecialties (2019-2020): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, opened in Springdale in early 2018. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can fundamentally transform the health of children in Arkansas and beyond. To learn more, 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.

About Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

ACRI is a free-standing state-of-the-art pediatric research center which provides a research environment on the ACH campus to foster research and scholarship of faculty members of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences who are investigating questions relative to development, disease and treatment as it relates to the health of infants, children and adolescents. Physician and biomedical scientist investigators at ACRI and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) conduct clinical, basic science, and health services research for the purpose of treating illnesses and preventing disease and thereby, improving the health of the children of Arkansas and beyond.