National Doctors Group Names UAMS’ Hopkins Local Governor

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LITTLE ROCK – Robert H. Hopkins Jr., M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, recently became governor for the Arkansas chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization of internal medicine specialists.


Hopkins, who is a fellow in the ACP as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, began a four-year term as governor during the ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in April at San Diego after serving one year as governor-elect. Governors are elected by local ACP members to supervise chapter activities, appoint members to local committees and preside at regional meetings. They also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.


Hopkins is program director for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at UAMS and director of the Internal Medicine Primary Care Elective for fourth-year medical students. A native of Batesville, Hopkins joined the UAMS faculty in 1993 as an instructor in pediatrics after he completed his medical residency at UAMS.


The American College of Physicians ( is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States, with 120,000 members.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit