UAMS Names Shahryar Ahmadi, M.D., Director of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Center

By Nate Hinkel

Ahmadi, also an assistant professor of orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine, specializes in complex shoulder and elbow surgeries. He is one of a few surgeons in Arkansas who performs outpatient minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures.

He earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. Ahmadi did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto.

Ahmadi also completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Ahmadi holds patents in both the United States and Canada for devices used in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).

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 hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven 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, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or