Four Physicians Join UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute

By Tim Taylor

Ming Hwei Yek, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist, is an assistant professor in the UAMS Department of Psychiatry. Yek received a master’s in Clinical Psychology from McGill University of Montreal and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University. She recently completed a fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Florida at Gainesville. She sees patients in the Walker Family Clinic as well as seeing pre- and post-transplant patients for evaluation and treatment.

James Scott Steele, M.D., Ph.D., is a graduate of the UAMS College of Medicine and received his doctorate in Clinical and Translational Science at UAMS. A former trainee in the Addiction Research Training Program at UAMS, he completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. An assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Steele sees patients in the Walker Family Clinic and will be conducting research in the Brain Imaging Research Center.

Toby Belknap, M.D., and San Bui, M.D., both assistant professors, are graduates of the UAMS College of Medicine and former residents in the UAMS Department of Psychiatry.

Belknap is seeing patients in the Child Diagnostic Unit along with providing consults to Arkansas Children’s Hospital patients. He recently completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UAMS.

Bui is working in the Walker Family Clinic as well as the consult liaison service.




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