David Bumpass, M.D., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics Department

By Lee Hogan

He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Bumpass earned his medical degree in 2008 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed his residency in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in orthopaedic surgery. Bumpass completed a fellowship in 2014, also at Washington University, in adult and pediatric spine surgery. He remained at Washington University for an additional year to gain further experience in complex spinal deformity surgery, one of only four surgeons in the United States to complete this training.

Bumpass has received grant funding for multiple projects and has authored several peer-reviewed articles.

“Dr. Bumpass has a lustrous future in orthopaedics and we are glad to have him join our team of surgeons at UAMS,” said C. Lowry Barnes, chair of the UAMS Department of Orthopaedics. “His knowledge and work ethic will be welcomed and appreciated by our staff, students and patients.”

Bumpass is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association and the North American Spine Society.

“UAMS has and continues to amass an incredible group of orthopaedic physicians and it’s a privilege to join this institution,” Bumpass said. “I am excited to work side by side with a team of surgeons, residents and medical students to further improve the best orthopaedics care in Arkansas.”

In his position, Bumpass will split his time between UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.