Here are this week’s Accolades, a roundup of some of the honors and accomplishments of College of Medicine and UAMS faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students I’ve heard about recently!
Congratulations to the 76 UAMS faculty physicians who were named to this year’s Top Doctors in Arkansas list compiled by Castle Connolly and published in the Arkansas Times. These outstanding physicians have been recognized by their peers and were evaluated as being among the very best by a physician-led research team. Criteria included professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation and more. We’re so proud to have all of you in the College of Medicine!
Buchanan Key Honorees
Congratulations to senior medical student Merit Turner, junior Kyle Jackson and sophomore Jacob Siebenmorgen, who have been selected as recipients of the Buchanan Key by their respective classmates. Each is the winner of the Buchanan Key for their previous class year. The Senior Buchanan Key recipient will be selected this spring and recognized at Honors Convocation. The award is one of our college’s oldest and most prestigious honors for students, recognizing a member of each class who has demonstrated superior academic achievement and has been voted by their peers as having the attributes most desirable in a physician. It includes a $1,000 scholarship and a plaque.
Congratulations to our Internal Medicine residents who aced competitions at the recent Arkansas Chapter Scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and will go on to represent UAMS and compete at the national ACP meeting in April. Dr. Lana Hasan, Dr. J.D. Bridgforth and Dr. Husam Salah took first place in the state “Doctor’s Dilemma” competition. Dr. Kayln Holloway won first place in the “Oral Clinical Vignette” contest. Congratulations also to Professor and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dr. Keyur Vyas, who was selected to serve as the next Arkansas Chapter Governor-elect designee. He will start his four-year term as Governor for the Arkansas ACP Chapter in 2023.
Dr. Vivian Shi, Associate Professor of Dermatology, has coauthored a comprehensive textbook on the management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a condition that causes painful lumps to form under the skin. Dr. Shi is a champion for patients with HS and leads the only HS Foundation-recognized clinic in Arkansas. Proceeds from the book, published by Elsevier and scheduled for release in January, will go to the HS Foundation. Kudos, Dr. Shi.
Dr. Kyle Davis, research fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, had an article, “Cutaneous hyperpigmentation following bleomycin sclerotherapy for vascular malformations,” accepted for publication in Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Davis completed the project with third-year resident Dr. Anvesh Kompelli and Professor Dr. Gresham Richter. Congratulations!
Consultant of the Month
Second-year General Surgery resident Dr. Megan White earned the latest Consultant of the Month honors from the Emergency Medicine residents for her excellent work with patients and colleagues in the Emergency Department. “Even on the busiest shifts, she is still happy to help and do the best thing for the patient,” said one EM resident. “”She appreciates us and what we do as much as we appreciate her, her team, and everything they do,” said another. Well done, Dr. White!