Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., Joins UAMS Schmieding Development Center as Pediatric Psychologist

By David Wise

Nguyen-Driver’s specialty is providing evaluation and treatment for children with complex developmental and medical concerns, using a variety of modalities including comprehensive assessment and consultation, and short and long-term cognitive behavioral therapy.

Nguyen-Driver’s training and prior experiences have prepared her well for this work. She completed her psychology internship at UC Davis Medical Center and fellowship at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, gaining extensive clinical training in the evaluation of medically complex pediatric patients with a broad range of medical disorders. After completing the fellowship in 2001, she joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Then, in 2007, the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) recruited her to its Department of Pediatrics, where she spent the next 15 years. Between CHLA and OHSU, she has gained significant experience in the field of rare disease and behavioral health.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale as a pediatric psychologist to fulfill a much-needed role in Northwest Arkansas,” Nguyen-Driver said.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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