November 19, 2019

Recent Faculty Appointments – November 2019

Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Arpit PatelArpit Patel, M.D., has joined the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine as an assistant professor practicing at the Rahling Road Clinic. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in 2011. He completed his residency in family medicine at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, in 2015.

Dr. Patel has practiced in Arkansas for the past four years, serving in rural and underserved areas and as an urgent care physician. He is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Arkansas Medical Society and the American Board of Family Medicine. He is also involved in health care-related community service.


Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. Kristine PattersonKristine Patterson, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Disease. Dr. Patterson received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She continued her training with a fellowship in infectious disease at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, where she went on to serve on the faculty in the Division of Infectious Disease.

While at UNC, Dr. Patterson also served as medical director of the HIV/STD clinics in Wake County Human Services in Raleigh, North Carolina, and as medical director for the Women’s Comprehensive Care Clinic at UNC. She participated in numerous clinical trials and worked on several grants. In 2016, she began serving as a part-time assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at Columbia University Medical Center and as an assistant attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Sacha McBainSacha McBain, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Psychiatry as an assistant professor and associate director in the Psychiatric Research Institute’s Center for Trauma, Prevention, Recovery and Innovation. Dr. McBain will serve as associate director for physical trauma recovery. She will also see patients in the Walker Family Clinic.

Dr. McBain is a former clinical psychology intern in the UAMS Department of Psychiatry and former postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Veterans Affairs South Central (VISN 16) Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). She graduated from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City with a bachelor’s in psychology. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University in California.