We maintain inpatient and consult services at the UAMS Medical Center and at the physically connected John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital. We also maintain a separate Stroke and Neurointensive Care Service staffed by fellowship-trained neurointensivists and vascular neurologists at UAMS. We provide 24/365 access to stroke physicians through the Arkansas SAVES telestroke network, and UAMS has round-the-clock interventional radiology and neurosurgical services.
Our Epilepsy Service includes fellowship trained, board certified epilepsy specialists who direct a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive services including outpatient EEG and inpatient Video-EEG monitoring, active basic and clinical research programs and epilepsy surgery for medically refractory patients. The Arkansas Epilepsy Center at UAMS is the only Adult Level 4 comprehensive epilepsy center in the state of Arkansas certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The UAMS Epilepsy Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation for patients with seizures and epilepsy. It includes outpatient clinics, EEG laboratory, and an inpatient epilepsy-monitoring unit (EMU), and surgical services. Our multidisciplinary team includes experienced fellowship-trained faculty and support personnel from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Social Work services.
The Neuromuscular Disorders Service Dr. Neil Masangkay provides EMG and clinical services, including our Muscular Dystrophy Association-affiliated multidisciplinary ALS Clinic and MDA Clinic. The ALS program’s clinical and basic research efforts are bolstered by the J. Thomas May Center for ALS Research and other philanthropic support.
Our Multiple Sclerosis Service, directed by Dr. Robert Lee Archer, with assistance from Dr. Carolyn Mehaffey and Laura Barganier, APRN, provides state-of-the-art care for patients with MS, including access to the latest disease-modifying therapies.
The UAMS NeuroOncology Service is a collaboration between the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology, and other support services.
The Movement Disorders Program provides advanced care for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, remors, gait disturbances and other problems. Dr. Tuhin Virmani directs our movement disorders program in collaboration with Dr. Erika Petersen from the Department of Neurosurgery. We offer state-of-the-art treatments including Deep Brain Stimulation electrode implantation and subsequent programming for medically refractory patients. We also perform Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, hemifacial spasm and other conditions.
Our Headache Program is directed by Dr. Sarkis Nazarian, who uses a multi-discipline approach to treat a varierty of benign headach and head pain disorders. While we generally direct patients with chronic pain syndromes to the UAMS Pain Clinic, where multidisciplinary approaches are often effective, other complex neurological problems are seen by our attending faculty in the context of the Neurology Resident Clinic.