Jarna Shah, M.D., Joins UAMS as Pain Management Specialist

By Amy Widner

She sees patients at the UAMS Health Pain Clinic in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, first floor, 501 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock.

To make an appointment, call 501-686-8818. For more information, visit UAMSHealth.com/expertise/pain-management.

The Pain Clinic team treats back pain, arthritis, cancer, complex regional pain syndrome and other forms of chronic pain and offers the latest treatments and technologies. The multidisciplinary team combines the skills of pain management physicians, physical therapists, physiatrists (physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation), neuroradiologists, neurologists, psychologists and neurosurgeons.

Shah received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed her anesthesiology residency at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Services, where she served as chief recruitment resident. She completed her fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

She is an assistant professor in the Chronic Pain Division in the Department of Anesthesiology in the UAMS College of Medicine.


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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