January 25, 2019

Recent Faculty Appointments – January 2019

 

Department of Anesthesiology


Dr. David KelleyDavid Kelley, D.O., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care medicine-anesthesiology, both at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Kelley has over 10 years of experience from various clinical institutions.


Dr. Trina KleiverTrina Kleiver, M.D., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. She completed her internship in family medicine at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and her residency in anesthesiology at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Kleiver has over seven years of experience from various clinical institutions.

 

Department of Neurology

Dr. Sisira YadalaSisira Yadala, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Yadala graduated from Osmania Medical College in Koti, Hyderabad, India, in 2007. She completed a preliminary internal medicine residency at West Lake Hospital/Resurrection Health Systems in Melrose Park, Illinois, followed by a neurology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She continued her training with a clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy fellowship at New York University.

Dr. Yadala holds numerous honors and awards. While a student at Osmania Medical College, she was recognized for distinction in physiology in 2002, distinction in pharmacology in 2004, distinction in forensic medicine in 2005 and distinction in gynecology and obstetrics in 2006. During her residency at Temple University, Dr. Yadala received the Mrs. Jerry Goldstein Award for Outstanding Research in Cerebrovascular Disease in 2010 and the Matthew T. Moore Award for Outstanding Research in Neurology in 2013.

Dr. Yadala is board certified by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a sub-certification in Epilepsy. She cares for patients with epilepsy in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute’s Neurology Clinic.

 

Department of Radiology

Dr. Kelli SchmitzKelli Schmitz, M.D., has joined the Department of Radiology as an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Radiology. She received her medical degree from UAMS in 2000. Dr. Schmitz completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Shands Jacksonville in 2005. She continued her training, completing a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2006.

Prior to joining UAMS, Dr. Schmitz practiced for 12 years at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where she served as a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Radiology and Pediatrics and as Director of Pediatric Ultrasound.


Dr. David StrainDavid Strain, M.D., has joined the Department of Radiology as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Interventional Radiology. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 2009. Dr. Strain completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 2014. He continued his training, completing a fellowship in interventional radiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 2015.