Fellowship-Trained Palliative Care Physician Clark L. Smith, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Clark Smith, M.D.

Clark Smith, M.D.

Smith earned his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine and completed his residency in family and preventive medicine at UAMS. He was fellowship trained in the UAMS Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care. Smith previously served as medical director at Arkansas Hospice.

He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a certificate of added qualification in hospice and palliative care

Palliative medicine focuses on improving quality of life and relieving pain and other symptoms in seriously ill patients. It can be provided to patients who continue to receive treatments to cure or control their disease, regardless of the stage of their illness.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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