Family and Preventive Medicine
Leslie Stone, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Stone received his medical degree from UAMS in 2007 and completed his family medicine residency at the UAMS Northwest Regional Center in Fayetteville in 2010. He also holds a Master of Public Health from State University of New York, Downstate in Brooklyn. Prior to coming to UAMS, Dr. Stone worked at Center for Comprehensive Health Practice in New York City. He will practice at the Capitol Mall Clinic.
Krishna Pothineni, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Pothineni received his medical degree from Gandhi Medical School in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed his residency in 2014 and his cardiology fellowship in 2017 at UAMS.
Srilakshmi Ravula, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Ravula received her medical degree from PSI Medical College in Chinoutpalli, India. She completed her residency at Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and recently completed a nephrology fellowship at UAMS.
James Fletcher, M.D., D.P.M., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Fletcher is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology, and hospice and palliative Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology.
Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor and member of the Stroke and Neurocritical Care Team. Dr. Patrice received her medical degree from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. She completed her neurology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 2017. While there, she also completed the Science of Clinical Investigators Training Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and continued her clinical training with a fellowship in cerebrovascular neurology at Johns Hopkins. She has received numerous awards for academic achievement, clinical excellence and teaching.
Vishank Arun Shah, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor and member of the Stroke and Neurocritical Care Team. Dr. Shah received his medical degree from the Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital in Mumbai, India, in 2011. He completed his residency in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, serving as Chief Resident in 2015-2016. He continued his training with a clinical and research fellowship in neurocritical care at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Among numerous honors, he received the Academic Achievement Award and Resident Teacher Award while at Baylor.
Mhd Ezzat Zaghlouleh, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor and member of the Stroke and Neurocritical Care Team. Dr. Zaghlouleh received his medical degree from the University of Damascus in Syria in 2010. He interned in internal medicine and completed his neurology residency at State University of New York Downstate in Brooklyn. He completed a neurocritical care fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio in June.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dawn S. Hughes, M.D., has joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Hughesreceived her medical degree from the College of Medicine in 2011 and stayed at UAMS for her residency in OB/GYN, serving as Chief Resident in 2014-2015. She continued her training with a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at UAMS. Dr. Hughes’ research interests include the use of telemedicine and amniotic fluid, while her clinical interests include telemedicine and morbidly adherent placentas.
Paula Grigorian, M.D., has joined the Department of Ophthalmology as an Associate Professor and pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Grigorian received her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila in Bucharest, Romania. She completed her surgical internship and ophthalmic residency in Romania, and an additional ophthalmology residency at UAMS. She went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Her clinical expertise includes adults and kids with strabismus, children with cataracts, genetic eye conditions, neuro-ophthalmology conditions, and retinopathy of prematurity.
Florin Grigorian, M.D., has joined the Department of Ophthalmology as an Assistant Professor and pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Grigorian received his medical degree in Romania. He interned and completed ophthalmology residencies in Europe and at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He also interned in internal medicine for one year. Dr. Grigorian continued his post-residency training with fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology at Northwestern University in Chicago, vitreoretinal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and ophthalmic genetics at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. His expertise includes retinal conditions and ophthalmic genetics.
Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Services Research. Dr. Hayes manages the Psychiatric Research Institute-based AR-IMPACT program, a free weekly interactive continuing education tele-video program to help Arkansas clinicians with opioid-sparing, evidence-based management for their patients with chronic pain. Dr. Hayes was previously a postdoctoral fellow in PRI’s T32 Addiction Research Training Program.
Gitanjali Bajaj, M.D., has joined the Department of Radiology as an Assistant Professor in the Body Imaging Division of the Musculoskeletal/Body MRI Section. Dr. Bajaj received her medical degree from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, India. She continued her training at UAMS, completing a residency in diagnostic radiology in 2017 and a fellowship in Body MRI in 2018.