Hand Surgeon Lumsden Joins UAMS

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LITTLE ROCK – Robert M. Lumsden, II, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a hand surgeon and professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also will be responsible for developing the Hand Fellowship Training Program at UAMS.


Lumsden, a veteran hand surgeon, has served in medical leadership positions throughout his career.


He most recently was professor and chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas School of Medicine and orthopaedic residency training director at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital in Houston. He has served as surgical director of Surgical Clinics and Ambulatory Care at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Physicians, Centre for Health Care in San Diego.


Lumsden completed a hand surgery fellowship at Blodgett Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a research fellow in the Biomechanics Laboratory and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco.


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 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 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. Visit www.uams.edu.