Current Fellows

MakwanaMayur Makwana

I am originally from India. I moved to Arkansas from Delaware, where I did my general psychiatry residency training. I am passionate about mental health care, particularly in our younger population, who I believe are most vulnerable. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program at UAMS has everything that I was looking for in a training program. It has well balanced all-round clinical exposure that gives me the confidence to be ready as an independent practitioner. There is an emphasis on the quality of care. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. The natural state has plenty to offer in terms of outdoors, which I enjoy in my free time.

BrattonMeghan Kerin Bratton

Choosing UAMS for my Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training was an easy decision for me. I was impressed during my experience in my general residency program with the faculty supervision and teaching and broad diversity of patient population and psychopathology. I have lived in Arkansas my entire life, and Little Rock has been a wonderful place to live for the past 7 years, with great hiking/trails and a surprisingly impressive array of restaurants. I went to undergrad at Hendrix College in Conway, AR, and majored in Biology. I graduated from medical school at UAMS and also completed residency in General Psychiatry at UAMS. I plan to practice in an outpatient setting when I am done with fellowship and have particular interest in trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD throughout childhood and adolescence into early adulthood. I plan to serve in a more rural area with poor access to mental health resources to help bridge this gap.

HallKaren Hall, M.D.

I am from Hot Springs, AR and completed my undergraduate training at Henderson State University. I attended UAMS for medical school and thankfully was able to stay at UAMS for my general psychiatry residency training. I knew I wanted to stay at UAMS for child and adolescent fellowship as well. Being close to my family is a priority for me, so geographically this made sense. However, it is also important to me to be confident and prepared once I complete training so that I can best care for my patients in the future. The variety of training sites, revamped didactics, supportive faculty, and the family friendly atmosphere made staying at UAMS an even easier decision. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters – as well as the rest of our family. Ideally, I hope to be practicing closer to home (Hot Springs) when my training is over!

JonesKiley Jones, M.D.

I grew up in Southwest Arkansas and received my undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Arkansas. I went on to complete medical school and general psychiatry residency at UAMS. It was natural to continue my training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry here at UAMS. I love treating the children of Arkansas and look forward to practicing in this area after completing my fellowship training. Outside of work I enjoy scary movies, reading, spending time with family and friends, and a good brunch on the weekends!

ShawBrett Shaw, M.D.

I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada but have slowly moved south over my adult life, completing my undergraduate degree in Utah, medical school in Texas, and then General Residency here at UAMS in Arkansas. I’ve always had an interest in working with the pediatric population, so fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry was an easy decision for me. I love the diversity of pathology and patients we get to see at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital and am likely interested in doing outpatient work though also enjoy Consult-Liaison psychiatry as well. I’m passionate about teaching and will likely pursue an academic career which will allow me to work with medical students and residents/fellows in addition to clinical practice. I spend most of my spare time having fun with my wife and kids but also enjoy reading, video games and traveling.