James Graham, M.D.
Dr. James Graham brings extensive experience in medical education leadership to his role as executive associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Medicine, where he has served for more than 30 years.
Dr. Graham graduated from the college in 1985 and remained at UAMS for his general pediatrics residency. He completed the University of Oklahoma-based National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect’s Interdisciplinary Training Program and continued his training in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at UAMS before joining the faculty as an assistant professor in 1991. He became an associate professor in 1996 and was promoted to professor in 2005.
Dr. Graham directed the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 1992-1997 and again in 2005-2010. He directed the Pediatrics Junior Clerkship in 2004-2009. He served as associate medical director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 1992-2004 and as chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2005-2010.
Dr. Graham has held central educational roles in the college for the past two decades. He served as associate dean for undergraduate medical education from 2010 until assuming his current post as executive associate dean in February 2020. Dr. Graham directed the Introduction to Clinical Medicine I course (now Practice of Medicine I) from 1999 to 2017. He has been active in numerous education-focused committees at UAMS and ACH, including the COM Curriculum Committee and the Undergraduate Medical Education Competencies Committee.
He has received many awards for teaching including the college’s student-selected Gold Sash and Red Sash awards, and he was three-time winner of the Educator of the Year award in the Department of Pediatrics.
In addition to his work at UAMS, Dr. Graham currently serves on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits M.D. degree programs in the United States. His leadership roles in Arkansas have included chairing the Governor’s Trauma Advisory Council in 2008-2014, during development of Arkansas’ statewide trauma system.
Contact Dr. Graham: 501-686-8499 | GrahamJames@uams.edu