Robert H. Hopkins Jr., M.D., Named UAMS Internal Medicine Division Director

By Ben Boulden

Since 2010, he has been and will continue to be a professor in the UAMS departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Hopkins has served as director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program since 2006. A 1989 graduate of Medical College of Georgia, he completed his residency in internal medicine/pediatrics at UAMS in 1993.

Starting as an instructor in the UAMS Department of Pediatrics in 1993 and the Department of Internal Medicine in 1994, Hopkins has held positions as an assistant professor in pediatrics and associate professor in both departments. He was associate director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program from 1995-2006.

Hopkins is a member of numerous professional and medical associations, including the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians. Since 2003, he has served on the Executive Committee of the National Influenza Vaccine Summit, which is cosponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association.

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 790 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