Head and Neck Surgeon Chelsey Smith, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Chelsey Smith, M.D.

Smith is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Her specialties include vascular anomalies, facial pain, sinus disease, throat disorders,  allergies, head/neck cancer, and sleep disorders.

She completed her undergraduate at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she played volleyball for the Lady Razorbacks. After earning her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine, Smith completed her residency and served as assistant attending physician of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and has served on its national committees for plastic and reconstructive surgery and media and public relations.

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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