Fertility Specialist Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Fertility and reproductive endocrinology specialist Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and will see infertility and gynecology patients at offices in the Freeway Medical Tower.

Richard-Davis also is a professor and director of the Division on Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the UAMS College of Medicine. She is board certified in REI and OB/GYN.

She is nationally known for her expertise in women’s health, including infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids, menopause and complex gynecology problems. 

Richard-Davis received her medical degree in 1982 from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and completed a residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., and REI fellowship training in 1994 at Wayne State University in Detroit.

She came to UAMS from Nashville, Tenn., where she was chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associate director for the Center for Women’s Health research, both at Meharry Medical College, and chief of Veterans Affairs women services in Nashville. Before that she was director of fertility programs in New Orleans for the Ochsner Foundation Clinic from 2000-2007 and Tulane University School of Medicine from 1994-1998 while also serving there as clinical assistant professor and assistant dean of student affairs.

 UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health 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 regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.