Please join us in welcoming these recent additions to the College of Medicine faculty.
Dustin Rumpel, M.D., has rejoined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Rumpel received his medical degree at Loyola University Chicago. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at UAMS and joined the faculty in July 2017. He left UAMS in July 2019 to complete a fellowship in anesthesiology critical care medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Rumpel will be working in critical care medicine and general anesthesiology.
Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D., has joined the Department of Ophthalmology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Sanvicente received her medical degree at the Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at Hospital Banco de Olhos-Eye Bank Hospital in Brazil. Dr. Sanvicente continued her training with a glaucoma research fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a glaucoma clinical fellowship at Emory Eye Center in Atlanta. She will specialize in glaucoma treatment in the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute.
Akilah Jefferson, M.D., M.Sc., has joined the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Jefferson received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and, earlier, her Master of Science in biomedical science policy and advocacy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jefferson continued her training with a clinical fellowship in allergy and immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a post-doctoral fellowship in bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining UAMS, she was an Associate Physician in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital.
Sally Helton, M.D., has joined the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Helton received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia-Augusta University. She completed her pediatrics residency at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Mark McManis, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Pediatrics as an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurology. Dr. McManis received his doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Florida. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental psychology at Harvard University and continued his training with a fellowship in psychology neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical School. Prior to joining UAMS, Dr. McManis served since 2015 as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, and as Director of the Clinical Magnetoencephalography Program at Dell Children’s Medical Center since 2013. He previously served in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis.
Satya Patro, M.D., has joined the Department of Radiology as an Assistant Professor in the divisions of Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology. Dr. Patro completed his medical education and radiology residency at Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati (MKCG) Medical College in Berhampur, Odisha, India. He completed a postdoctoral certificate course in cardiovascular and neuroradiology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandum, India. Dr. Patro continued his training with a fellowship in neuroradiology at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, followed by fellowships in diagnostic neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Patro is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Prior to joining UAMS, Dr. Patro served as a consultant for the Department of Neuroscience (Neuroradiology Section) at Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, and as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weil Cornell Medicine in Doha. He has worked as a lead in research study groups focusing on areas such as vessel wall imaging and its application in neurovascular disease and rescue stenting in acute stroke related to intracranial atherosclerotic disease. He has authored book chapters and multiple publications in peer reviewed journals.
Michail Mavros, M.D., has joined the Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Mavros received his medical degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. After conducting research at the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Athens, he moved to the United States and completed post-doctoral research fellowships at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Mavros completed his internship and residency in general surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital-Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, DC. He continued his training with clinical fellowships in complex general surgical oncology and hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery at the University of Toronto. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and board-eligible in complex general surgical oncology.