Baptist Health Announces Dr. Dirk Haselow as Epidemiologist, Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD, has joined Baptist Health as an epidemiologist and associate medical director of infection prevention.

Along with his practice as a board-certified pediatrician in Little Rock, Dr. Haselow has a robust background in epidemiology and contagious diseases, serving for nearly a decade as the state epidemiologist at the Arkansas Department of Health. He will be supporting Dr. Amanda Novack in her role as medical director of infection prevention.

“Dr. Haselow will be an invaluable addition to Baptist Health’s Infection Prevention program as our health care system continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in our ongoing efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections in patients,” said Dr. Novack.

Dr. Haselow received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland. He completed residency training in Pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.


Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.