UAMS’ Jay L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., Named to Forbes’ Physician Honor Roll

By David Robinson

Many individuals on the list have served in the top spots of multiple hospitals and contribute a wealth of clinical research to advance the practice, in addition to serving on community boards and national organizations.

Mehta is a professor of internal medicine and physiology/biophysics in the College of Medicine and holds the Howard and Elsie Stebbins Chair in cardiology. He serves on several major journal editorial boards and is a member of many prestigious academic societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. He is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking research related to blood clotting and heart attacks. His findings in the 1970s on the role of blood platelets helped lead to new anti-clotting drugs.

More recently, his laboratory has been working on a potential gene therapy for atherosclerosis, the disease known for causing arteries to clog.

In 2004, the UAMS Mehta/Stebbins Chair in Cardiovascular Research was established in his honor.

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Forbes’ list features individual profiles of all 27 health care leaders:

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UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,834 students, 822 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.