A cardiologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first physician in Arkansas to use a new device to remove infectious vegetation from a woman’s heart valve in a 45-minute minimally invasive procedure.
Dr. Franklin John Gray Jr., Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, was inducted as the 2022-2023 President of the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Hospital Medicine during the chapter’s spring meeting. Congratulations and kudos to Dr. Gray for his service to UAMS, hospitalists and their patients across the state.
Results of an international four-year project led by Spyridoula Maraka, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), were published this month in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology medical journal, clarifying an association between maternal thyroid function and a risk of gestational hypertension.
Dr. Al’Aref took an unconventional route to his current faculty position. After completing his residency and fellowship, he left to work at an imaging institute at Cornell in New York instead of taking a procedural position as an attending faculty member. In his time at the imaging institute, he worked on CT imaging, non-invasive imaging, […]
Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Disease Research and from 2005 to 2021 was the Director of the Genetic Models Core which serves UAMS, ACRI, and the CAVHS. Beyond his leadership roles in research, he is also a Professor of Medicine in the UAMS Division of Endocrinology and the […]
Dr. Alexander works as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine and Medicine Pediatrics residencies. She also is involved with the resident clinic at UAMS as well as oversight roles for medical education efforts, both UME and GME. As a liaison between the Dean’s Office and the directors of these various educational programs, Dr. Alexander […]
Since 2009, Dr. Vancil has worked as a Clerkship Director for third-year medical students. He is embedded with them in the educational process and he witnesses firsthand the influence of the hospital’s teaching on future physicians. The value of face-to-face time with the students is substantial. As a clerkship director, Dr. Vancil is able to […]
Earlier this year, Dr. Smyth joined the UAMS family as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Medicine, contributing her years of expertise in cardiology, research, and academic leadership to our mission of education, research, and clinical care. As a product of public education, Dr. Smyth believes strongly in academic medicine and […]
The cardiovascular service line, headed by Dr. Paul Mounsey, has united all of the heart and vascular services at UAMS in one place, with cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiac intensive care, intrathoracic organ failure and transplantation all connected in a cohesive unit. With everything managed under one service line, these spheres of cardiovascular medicine will overlap […]
Dr. Omar Atiq has been involved with the American College of Physicians (ACP) for more than 30 years since his internal medicine residency. Having served as the governor of the Arkansas chapter, the chairman of the Board of Governors, as well as other leadership positions with the Executive Committee of Board of Regents and the […]