UAMS Opens Satellite Cardiology Clinic in Malvern

By David Robinson

David Rutlen, M.D., is seeing any patients with heart problems by appointment on Mondays from 1-5 p.m. He also will see in-patients at the Hot Spring County Medical Center. Some tests and treatments may be ordered, such as heart catheterization and stress tests, and some tests and treatments may be performed at UAMS with follow-up visits at the Malvern clinic.

Patients may make an appointment or be referred by their primary care physician. To make an appointment, call 501-686-8000 and ask for the Malvern Cardiology Clinic.

Rutlen is chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine.

Rutlen earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency at the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1975. After his residency, he completed a cardiology fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease.

Before joining UAMS in 2008, Rutlen served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Yale University School of Medicine. He was chief of cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia and the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center in Milwaukee. Rutlen also served as vice chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: 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 the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 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. Visit or