LITTLE ROCK - 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.
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.