Tyler CarlLee, M.D., joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

By Spencer Watson

“Tyler is an excellent addition to our team,” said C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. “Northwest Arkansas is a fast-growing part of our state, and therefore an incredibly important part of our mission to improve the health of all Arkansans.”

CarlLee joins Wes Cox, M.D., Chad Songy, M.D., and Ramon Ylanan, M.D.

“These local physicians with deep ties to the community will help expand the specialty and subspecialty offerings of UAMS in our area so all patients have access to the very best quality of care,” said Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., MBA, vice chancellor for the Northwest Arkansas region.

“I am thrilled to be joining an institution at which my professional mentors and instructors will now be my colleagues,” said CarlLee. “Growing up in Arkansas, it means a lot for me to be able to give back to my home state and to its people.”

CarlLee is a 2014 graduate of UAMS. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and is finishing a sports medicine and shoulder elbow fellowship with OrthoCarolina. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with bachelor’s degrees in biology and finance and of Little Rock Central High School.

The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus includes 250 medical, pharmacy, nursing and health professions students, 50 medical and pharmacy residents, and 1,000 community-based faculty. The campus has nine clinics including a student-led clinic and physical, occupational and speech therapy. Faculty conduct research to reduce health disparities.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; 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 including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five 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, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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