News to Know: Updates from UAMS

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Thomas Kim, M.D.Kim Joins Radiation Oncology Center

Radiation oncologist Thomas Kim, M.D., has joined the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center.

Kim’s medical and research interests include breast, gynecologic and gastrointestinal malignancies.

He completed his internship at Boston Medical Center and radiation oncology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

To make a referral, call 501-526-6155.


Lawrence O’Malley, M.D.,O’Malley Joins Sports Medicine Team

Lawrence O’Malley, M.D., a sports medicine specialist, has joined the UAMS Orthopaedics Clinic at Autumn Road in Little Rock.

He completed his internship and residency at Greenville Health System’s Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville, South Carolina. O’Malley completed an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Tulane University.

To make a referral, call 501-526-1046.


Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.Rodriguez Joins Department of Neurosurgery

Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Department of Neurosurgery and sees patients in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Her specialties include primary and secondary brain tumors, endoscopy, radiosurgery, laser thermal ablation and spinal tumors.

Rodriguez completed her general surgery internship at the University of Pittsburgh and neurosurgery residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C.

Rodriguez served as an instructor in neurosurgical oncology at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif.

To make a referral, call 501-686-5270.

Jason Muesse, M.D.Thoracic Surgeon Muesse Joins Cancer Institute

Fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., has joined the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Muesse specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases involving the chest, including the lungs, esophagus and chest wall. Muesse’s clinical interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal diseases, including achalasia and paraesophageal hernias, chest wall resection and reconstruction, hyperhidrosis, and mediastinal tumors.

He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital. He completed his fellowship training in thoracic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He also completed the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation Surgical Robotics Fellowship in 2017.

To make a referral, call 501-296-1200.

Krishna Nalleballe, M.D.Nalleballe Joins as Stroke Neurologist

Krishna Nalleballe, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as a stroke neurologist.

Nalleballe sees emergency stroke patients at UAMS Medical Center and works with recovering patients at the Stroke Services Clinic. Also, Nalleballe serves as

a consulting neurologist with the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) network, hosted at UAMS. AR SAVES assists doctors treating emergency stroke patients across the state via two-way video.

Nalleballe comes to UAMS from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York, where he was a neurologist and director of neurological research, and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, where he was an assistant professor.

To make a referral, call 501-526-1000.

Antonio T. Howard, M.D.Howard Added to Sports Medicine Team

Antonio T. Howard, M.D., has joined the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as a board-certified physical medicine and rehab physician specializing in non-operative orthopaedics in sports medicine.

Howard completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Centre in the Bronx, New York, and his fellowship at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.

He specializes in non-operative orthopaedics, electrodiagnostics (EMG), sports-related injuries and concussions, ultrasound-guided injections and musculoskeletal medicine.

To make a referral, call 501-221-1311.


orthopeadics - colonel glenn road clinicOrthopaedics Opens Clinic on Colonel Glenn Road

UAMS Orthopaedics has opened a clinic at 10815 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock offering orthopaedics, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Orthopaedic trauma patients will continue to be seen at the main UAMS campus. UAMS’ other orthopaedics locations – 600 Autumn Road and 2 Shackleford W. Blvd. in Little Rock – will remain open. Some physicians have changed locations, but the referral process remains the same.

To make a referral, call 501-526-1046.


Academic Appointments

Brian Reemtsen, M.D.

Nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen, M.D., has been named director of the Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He will also serve as professor of surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. Previously he was with Mattel Children’s Hospitaland the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.

New Physicians

Cardiology – Moses Kelley, M.D.; Aristotelis Papayannis, M.D.

Nephrology Aparna Sharma, M.D.

Neurology – Megan Alcauskas, M.D.; Dale M. Carter, M.D.

Neurophysiology – Romina Shirka, D.O.

Orthopaedics Kristin Garner, M.D.; Jeffrey Stambough, M.D.

Transplant Nephrology Lyle Burdine, M.D.

Vascular Surgery – Kyla Shelton, M.D.



The UAMS Physician Recruitment & Provider Placement Program has a team of placement specialists dedicated to serving the recruitment needs of our partner communities, UAMS Regional Campuses and UAMS Faculty. Physician/provider opportunities are available in all specialties throughout Arkansas.


Internal Medicine Transition Director: UAMS is seeking a transition director to facilitate patient care, develop educational materials and refine the tools and practices in which young adults in general/adolescent pediatric and pediatric specialty care are transitioned to the adult-focused health care system.

Pediatric Opportunities: Private practice and academic opportunities available in central, north central and south central Arkansas

Geriatric Opportunities: Private practice opportunity in northeast Arkansas and opportunities at UAMS campuses in Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Springdale

Orthopaedic Opportunities: Orthopaedic spine physician opportunities in Batesville, Jonesboro and Pine Bluff

Recruitment services contacts:

Carla Alexander: 501-686-7934 or Wendy Sheridan: 501-686-7831 or

For a complete listing of job descriptions and opportunities, visit: