Robert W. Bishop Appointed UAMS Vice Chancellor for Institutional Compliance

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Robert W. Bishop has been named vice chancellor for institutional compliance at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Prior to his appointment April 1, Bishop served UAMS as associate general counsel for nine years. 


An attorney specializing in the areas of health care, higher education, employment law and regulatory matters, Bishop’s newly created position centralizes UAMS’ compliance efforts previously in place to monitor institutional compliance with all applicable laws and university policies. 


Bishop will lead UAMS’ continued compliance efforts and oversee physician, hospital and research compliance, including UAMS’ program to safeguard the privacy of patients’ protected health information.  Bishop reports to I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., UAMS chancellor.


“Bob’s appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to providing exceptional leadership at UAMS,” said Wilson. “Compliance is critically important and involves every department at UAMS, every member of our work force and every patient we are committed to serve.”


Bishop also serves as a colonel in the Arkansas Air National Guard as state staff judge advocate. He previously served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force. 


Prior to joining UAMS, Bishop was in private practice as a partner in the law firm of Daily and Woods, P.L.L.C., for 10 years. After graduating from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1980, he served as a law clerk to Justice William H. Billings with the Missouri Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma and the Arkansas Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.


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 about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 9,300 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit