Neurosurgeon Richard Rowe Joins Faculty at UAMS

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Richard Rowe, M.D., recently joined the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery.


Rowe is a board-certified neurosurgeon who received his medical degree in 1987 from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He previously served as a staff neurosurgeon at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.


Rowe, who has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), has research interests that include the use of virtual reality technology in surgical simulations. He is working to develop surgical simulators for neurosurgical training.


He is a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve assigned to a support unit of the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. He has worked as a staff neurosurgeon at the naval hospital in Okinawa, Japan, and as the group surgeon for the Third Force Service Support Group of the U.S. Marines.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has more than 2,230 students and 690 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.