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.
Sharp, who also serves as a professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, began serving in the role as he transitioned 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.”
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.
Sharp earned a medical degree at UAMS, completed a 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.