UAMS Appoints Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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LITTLE ROCK – David Rutlen, M.D., has been appointed chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


Rutlen was previously chief of cardiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and director of Froedtert and Medical College Cardiovascular Center in Milwaukee. Rutlen served as vice chair in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease. 


Rutlen earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1975.  


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