Jill Mhyre, M.D., Director of Obstetric Anesthesia and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, has served as Chair of Anesthesiology since July 1, 2018.Meet Dr. Mhyre
What We Do
The Department of Anesthesiology provides comprehensive anesthesia care for patients in the UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital. Services at the UAMS Medical Center are delivered in the main hospital surgical suites, outpatient surgical suites in the Outpatient Center as well as in the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute and the High Risk Labor and Delivery Suite located in the Ward Tower.
Many faculty providing care at Arkansas Children Hospital carry dual certification in both General Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and several have additional training in Pain Management and Critical Care. Adult Critical Care is provided by individuals with sub-specialty certification in Critical Care and some faculty carry dual certification in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology.
Expertise is available in all types of Anesthesia care including cardiovascular, neurosurgical, otolaryngological, and obstetrical as well as adult pain problems of both acute and chronic nature. The Department provides pre and post-anesthetic consultations in all the above mentioned areas. The Department welcomes physicians’ inquiries.
Mission and Vision
The UAMS Department of Anesthesiology provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive care of the perioperative patient at the UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. As specialists in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, department members provide care to patients of all ages in all recognized specialties, including critical care and pain management. This is done in a thriving academic health center, where education of medical students, residents, and fellows occurs in an environment of advanced scientific and clinical inquiry.
The UAMS Department of Anesthesiology will lead the evolution of perioperative care in Arkansas through advances in the care of patients with acute and chronic illnesses, and education of medical students, residents and fellows. Through integrated approaches to the care of patients from the time of surgical diagnosis to discharge from the care of the surgeon, our physicians will advance the science of perioperative medicine; improving efficiency, safety, and the perioperative experience of our patients while reducing costs, complication rates and hospital lengths of stays.