Seupaul Named Chief Clinical Officer for UAMS Medical Center

By News Staff

“Dr. Seupaul has been an exemplary head of our Emergency Medicine program for the past six years,” said Steppe Mette, M.D., senior vice chancellor for UAMS Health and UAMS Medical Center CEO. “This promotion allows us to leverage his medical expertise and leadership skills across our inpatient and outpatient operations. He has served in this new role on an interim basis for the past six months and has already built strong relationships with staff at all levels across the institution.”

As chief clinical officer, Seupaul will oversee all clinical care at UAMS, serving as the medical staff liaison with medical center administration and coordinating activities of the service line medical directors. He will work with other members of the executive leadership team to identify and implement best practices to ensure the safety of all patients and employees. He will also continue to serve as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.

An international emergency medicine authority, Seupaul came to UAMS in 2013 as professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He previously served on the Emergency Medicine faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine and Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago as an honors graduate in 1997. He completed his internship and residency in emergency medicine at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., serving as chief resident during his final year.

Seupaul has been the principal investigator on a number of clinical trials in emergency medicine and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and other publications.

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