Emergency Medicine Physician Greg Bledsoe Joins UAMS

By Ben Boulden

Bledsoe is also an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine and is board certified in emergency medicine.

He came to UAMS from Marshall Medical Center South in Boaz, Alabama, where he was chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Bledsoe completed medical school and residency at UAMS in 2002. He then spent five years on faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completing a two-year fellowship in international emergency medicine and a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His international medical experience includes time in Honduras, Tanzania, Sudan, China, Qatar, Antarctica, and the Arctic, including the North Pole. He was also the personal physician to former President Bill Clinton during Clinton’s tour of Africa in 2002 and has served as an instructor and medical consultant for the U.S. Secret Service.

In addition to his position at UAMS, Bledsoe was chosen by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the surgeon general for the state of Arkansas.


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