Richard F. Jacobs MD, FAAP

Horace C. Cabe Professor of Pediatrics

Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Little Rock, Arkansas

Corresponding Author:

Dr. Richard F. Jacobs

Arkansas Children’s Hospital

800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591

(501) 320-1416; Fax: (501) 320-3551



               Dr. Jacobs graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1977 and completed his Pediatric residency training at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in 1980.  He completed his Pediatric Infectious Diseases training in Seattle at the University of Washington.  He subsequently returned to UAMS and ACH and now holds the position as the Horace C. Cabe Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  He has authored over 375 papers and has received numerous teaching awards at his institutions.  He served on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Red Book Committee for 12 years.  He has received the "Master Teacher" award and Distinguished Faculty award from UAMS.  The graduating classes at UAMS have recognized him annually at graduation with the "Red Sash" award (Most Honored Faculty) in every year since 1983.  He is the Past-President of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and a member of the Annual Meeting Planning Group for the AAP.  His research interests include NIH sponsored collaborative anti-viral and pharmacokinetic trials in children.  He currently serves on the NIH/NIAID Executive Committee of the Collaborative Antiviral Study Group.