AMS Member, Paul Seib, MD, Named Section Chief

Congratulations to AMS member, Paul Seib, MD, who was recently named section chief of pediatric cardiology at ACH and UAMS. View full article below from the December issue of Arkansas Medical News.

A physician experienced in caring for the most delicate of heart problems has been selected to lead the pediatric cardiology divisions at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Paul Seib, MD, will serve as director and section chief of the Pediatric Cardiology program in the Heart Center at ACH, as well as section chief of Pediatric Cardiology in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

Seib, a familiar face to many Arkansas families whose children have congenital heart defects, has been interim director of the programs for more than a year.

He trained as a fellow in pediatric cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. Afterwards, he served as chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Today he is an associate professor of Pediatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine.

At ACH, Seib has held several leadership positions, ranging from medical director of the Cardiac Catherization Lab to co-director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). His research interests include treatment of aortic stenosis and the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, known as ECMO, as a bridge to transplant technology in children.