UAMS Names Stephen Mette New Chief Clinical Officer

By Kelly Gardner

“I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues, students and the wonderful people of Arkansas as we work every day to improve the health and lives of the communities we serve,” said Mette.

He replaces Nicholas Lang, M.D., who retired.

Mette comes to UAMS from the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, where he was the chief of the Department of Critical Care for six years and chair of the Critical Care Service Committee. Prior to that, Mette served as president of the institution’s medical staff, director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, medical director for respiratory care and the smoking cessation program and as chairs of the Infection Prevention and Credentials Committees.

Since 2009, Mette has been an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and, prior to that, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Vermont School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York and his undergraduate degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He completed his internship and residency in medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he served as chief resident in 1987-88. He also completed clinical and research fellowships in the cardiovascular-pulmonary division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1989-1995.