Chelsea Sullivan Mathews, M.D., Joins UAMS as Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

By News Staff

Mathews sees patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedic Clinic at 2 Shackleford W Blvd., Little Rock. To make an appointment, call 501-526-1046.

She is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Mathews earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at UAMS and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the University of Washington.

While at medical school and at UAMS for residency, she was involved in education, leadership and student interest groups, winning the Resident Teaching Award from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS. She conducted research and gave numerous scientific presentations while working together with UAMS faculty.

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 recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six 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 Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.