W. Matthew Linam, MD, MS

W. Matthew Linam, MD, MS, graduated medical school from the University Of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2001. He completed his pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 and was chief resident in 2005.

He remained at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for his Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship, which he completed in 2008. During his fellowship, he also obtained a Master of Science in Environmental Health, Clinical and Translational Research. After his Infectious Diseases fellowship, he remained at Cincinnati Children’s for an additional year to complete the Quality Scholars Program in Transforming Health Care. He joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases faculty at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in August of 2009. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He serves as Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology and has helped lead quality improvement efforts to improve hand hygiene and reduce healthcare associated infections. He also is the course director for the hospital’s quality improvement training course, Improvement U.