Department of Anesthesiology
James “Reggi” Burch, M.D.
James “Reggi” Burch, M.D., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Associate Professor. Dr. Burch received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed a surgery internship at the Medical College of Ohio and an internal medicine internship at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Dr. Burch completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
Dr. Burch joined Medical Center Anesthesia in Memphis as an anesthesiologist partner and then joined Medical Anesthesia Group, also in Memphis, as an anesthesiologist partner. He served as a voluntary faculty member at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Burch brings more than 30 years of experience in private practice to UAMS.
Department of Surgery
John Streitman, M.D.
John Streitman, M.D., has joined the Department of Surgery as an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Streitman received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He completed a general surgery residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital at the Texas A&M Health Science Center in Temple, Texas. Dr. Streitman completed a thoracic and cardiovascular surgery residency at the University of Florida Health in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Streitman came to UAMS from Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Memphis. He was recruited to Le Bonheur in 2022 to stabilize and grow a cardiac surgery program as its Medical Director. Previously, he was Chief Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, part of HCA Healthcare, for which he also directed its West Florida Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and its Structural Heart Program.
Earlier appointments included Co-Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida, Chief Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery for Baptist Health System in San Antonio, Texas, and working as a cardiovascular surgeon in Dothan, Alabama, and Pinehurst, North Carolina.