OBGYN Janet Cathey Joins UAMS

By Spencer Watson

Cathey is also an assistant professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“I’m delighted that I have made my way back to UAMS,” said Cathey, a UAMS College of Medicine graduate who also was a UAMS surgery patient as a child. Indeed, it was the female cardiologist she saw who inspired her to become a physician. She had wanted to become a nurse, she said, but didn’t realize that women could become doctors until being treated at UAMS.

A zoology major at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Cathey earned her medical degree and completed her residency at UAMS. She spent more than two decades in private practice in obstetrics and gynecology in North Little Rock and Little Rock.

She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of both the American Medical Association and the Arkansas State Medical Society.


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