UAMS South Central Regional Campus Names Nine New Family Medicine Resident Physicians

By Ben Boulden

The new residents are:

  • Jared Anderson, M.D. – Hometown: Manchester, Tennessee
  • John Johnson, M.D. – Hometown: Nashville, Arkansas
  • Saritha Katta, M.D. – Hometown: Nalgonda, India
  • Shama Khan, M.D. – Hometown: Cypress, Texas
  • Anum Rasheed, M.D., –  Hometown: Pine Bluff
  • Sania Sayani, M.D. –  Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Ainny Shamim, M.D. – Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Riham Wahba, M.D. – Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
  • Amilyn Worlobah, M.D. – Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota

The new physicians are part of the family medicine residency program at UAMS South Central Regional Campus in Pine Bluff. The resident physicians practice at the UAMS Family Medical Center there.

“We only seek out the best and brightest candidates annually to join our residency program,” said Toni Middleton, M.D., director of the residency program. “We are thrilled that these excellent physicians will be joining our ranks to provide quality health care for the people of south central Arkansas.”

Many of the health care providers in south central Arkansas were trained at the UAMS

Family Medical Center in Pine Bluff, which provides primary care to patients of all ages. The center offers pediatric and obstetrical care, as well as treatment of immediate medical needs and ongoing management of chronic conditions. It serves 11 Arkansas counties: Arkansas, Cleveland, Drew, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, Prairie and Saline.

“Our collaboration with health care providers in Pine Bluff is helping us train the next generation of health care leaders for the people of Arkansas,” said Sterling Moore, vice chancellor of UAMS Regional Campuses. “We are extremely proud of these working relationships because of the excellent learning environments they provide. We also know that those who complete their training here are more likely to stay and work here. In fact, UAMS ranks third in the nation for retaining the health care providers we train, making UAMS a good investment for the health of Arkansas.”

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