March 19, 2020

Recent Faculty Appointments

Join us in welcoming these recent additions to the UAMS College of Medicine faculty.


Department of Family and Preventive Medicine


Jarrett Lea, M.D.Jarrett Lea, M.D., has joined the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Lea earned his medical degree at UAMS in 1999 and completed his residency in family practice at St. Louis University in 2002 while also serving in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Lea served at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and Little Rock Air Force Base as a physician through 2006, including a deployment to Iraq. After his military service, Dr. Lea practiced family medicine in Conway, Arkansas. He has practiced in developmental medicine and traditional family practice. While in Conway, he treated patients in both hospital and outpatient settings.



Department of Internal Medicine


Manuel Gonzalez, M.D.Manuel E. Gonzalez, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Gonzalez received his medical degree from the Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador School of Medicine. He completed his internship at the Zacamil National Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador. His residency, fellowship in nephrology and fellowship in transplant nephrology were completed at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. Dr. Gonzalez will practice in UAMS’ growing nephrology transplant program.