Moursi Named Chief of Vascular Surgery at UAMS

By Liz Caldwell

He joined UAMS in 1995 and also serves as a professor of surgery. He was previously interim director of the division.

Moursi completed his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 1987. He also was a resident there from 1988 to 1993, serving as chief resident his last year. Moursi went on to complete three fellowships in research, surgical critical care and vascular surgery all at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

He is board-certified in general and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Moursi is a member of the American Association for Vascular Surgery (distinguished fellow), American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery and Southwestern Surgical Congress.

Moursi has been named as the Outstanding Teaching Attending by UAMS medical students and surgical residents multiple times and has been honored for several different papers he presented at national conferences. He has served as the principal investigator on numerous research efforts ranging from aneurysm treatment to stent graft systems to coronary bypass surgery methods.

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 or