October 8, 2008

Head and Neck Surgeon Richter Joins UAMS


LITTLE ROCK – Gresham T. Richter, M.D., who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology and common head and neck disorders in children, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.


Richter, an assistant professor, is based full time at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, whose doctors are employed by UAMS. His particular clinical and research interests include pediatric airway anomalies, chronic ear disease, hearing loss, hemangiomas and vascular malformations.


Richter completed a two-year fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology in Ohio. He also completed an internship at UAMS’ General Surgery Department and residency at UAMS’ Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He has received numerous awards for his service and research.


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 2,652 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 10,000 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.