May 21, 2020

Recent Faculty Appointments

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

 

Department of Anesthesiology

 

Geoffrey Muller, M.D.Geoffrey Muller, M.D., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Muller received his medical degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine at Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia in the U.K. Dr. Muller has served as a Clinical Instructor in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor since 2014.

 

Oksana Redko, M.D.Oksana Redko, M.D., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor. She received her medical degree from Kiev State Medical University, Ukraine, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at UAMS. Since 2004, she has worked in private practice in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She also taught Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) students at Arkansas State University (ASU) and students of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ASU campus.

 

 

 

Department of Internal Medicine

 

Subhi Al'Aref, M.D.Subhi J. Al’Aref, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Al’Aref received his medical degree from the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. His residency, fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and fellowship in interventional cardiology were completed at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical Center in New York City, where he went on to serve as an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Al’Aref specializes in non-invasive cardiology at UAMS.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Lu Huang, Ph.D.Lu Huang, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Huang received his doctorate and completed postdoctoral training at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His research focuses on the innate immunity in tuberculosis and macrophages, the most abundant host cells at the site of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, which have been implicated in both disease control and progression. The goal of Dr. Huang’s laboratory is to define the protective immunity against Mtb, to inform the development of vaccines and novel therapeutic interventions for tuberculosis as well as expand the understanding of other pulmonary diseases.

 

 

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Larry Balle, M.D., M.P.H.Larry Balle II, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a primary care sports medicine specialist with the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team in Fayetteville. Dr. Balle graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2014 with dual degrees, a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health with a focus in epidemiology and substance abuse. He completed his residency in family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center in Houston, where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Balle continued his training in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus under the mentorship of Dr. Ramon Ylanan. He went on to serve as Associate program Director of the fellowship while also working in private practice and as a team physician for University of Arkansas Razorback athletics. Dr. Balle specializes in comprehensive sports medicine care, including regenerative medicine and office-based ultrasound procedures that can heal certain injuries without surgery.

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Navin Kilambi, M.D.Navin Kilambi, M.D., has joined the Department of Orthpaedic Surgery as an Assistant Professor with the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team in Fayetteville. Dr. Kilambi received his medical degree at UAMS in 1991. He interned in general surgery and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where he went on to serve as an attending/teaching staff surgeon. He continued his training with a fellowship at the Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center.

Dr. Kilambi brings to UAMS over two decades experience as an orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist treating athletes in all levels of organized sports. From 2002-2016 he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Louisville Medical School. He practiced with Orthopaedic Associates in Louisville in 2002-2008 and with KentuckyOne Health (now UofL Health) from 2008-2016. He practiced at Tulsa Bone and Joint Associates in Owasso, Oklahoma, from 2016 until his recruitment to UAMS.

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