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!
Outstanding in OB/GYN
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Teal, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, on her nomination and selection by UAMS residents for the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG). Dr. Teal also was selected by a national committee of her peers for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Mentor Award.
A shout-out to Dr. Michael Wilson, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, who was recognized by the Journal of Emergency Medicine this month for being one of the top 20 reviewers for the publication last year. With over 400 reviewers for the journal, that’s quite an accomplishment. As a leading expert in behavioral emergencies, Dr. Wilson brings important perspective and insights to his role as a reviewer. Great job!
Dr. Spyridoula Maraka, Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been invited to serve a three-year term on the Guidelines and Statements Committee of the American Thyroid Association. Thank you, Dr. Maraka, for your excellent service at the national level as well as here at UAMS.
The Department of Radiology continues to be well represented nationally, thanks to the recent accomplishments of several residents. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) selected Dr. Ronald Mora (PGY3) for the Introduction to Academic Radiology program, and Dr. Surbhi Raichandani (PGY3) for the RSNA Resident Representative (R3) program. Meanwhile, PGY2 residents Dr. George Vilanilam and Dr. Rangarajan Purushothaman were awarded Clinical Interventional Oncology Scholarships, and Dr. Vilanilam was appointed to a two-year term on the RSNA’s RadioGraphics Resident Subspecialty Panel for Neuroradiology. Congratulations to all!
On the Cover
Dr. Meryll Pampolina Bouldin, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, puts a friendly and enthusiastic face on a career in medicine in the new edition of Arkansas Next: a Guide to Life After High School. The Arkansas Business Publishing Group publication for high school students features medical careers in this year’s lead feature. Dr. Bouldin graces the cover and shares her insights for young Arkansans considering careers as a physician on page 34. Dr. Corey Montgomery, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, is featured on page 32. Kudos to both for representing your profession and specialties so well!
Above & Beyond
A patient who was recently hospitalized for a neurological condition took the time to thank the Department of Neurology faculty, residents and staff, along with many other clinical team members, who participated in her care. The patient was grateful for the knowledgeable, empathetic and caring individuals who truly listened to her and made her smile during a difficult time. The “angels” she mentioned by name included Neurology Chair Dr. Lee Archer, Neurology Residency Program Director Dr. Mitesh Lotia, Neurology resident Dr. Rohan Sharma and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident Dr. Zachary Dawes. Great job!