Timothy Langford, M.D., to Join UAMS as Chair of the Department of Urology

By Linda Satter

Langford is slated to begin Oct. 3. He comes to UAMS from Arkansas Urology, P.A., which he joined in 1993 after graduating in 1988 from the UAMS College of Medicine, where he also did his general surgery internship, residency training in general surgery and his urology residency, serving as chief resident.

During his 28 years at Arkansas Urology, the state’s largest urology practice, Langford served as president from 2011 until January 2021.

Langford succeeds Rodney Davis, M.D., who is retiring after holding the post since 2012.

“Dr. Langford brings superb experience in urologic surgery and clinical leadership to UAMS,” said Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS’ executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine. “In fact, he has already begun the process of recruiting outstanding urologic surgeons for UAMS, including Julie Riley, M.D., of the University of New Mexico, who will also join UAMS in October as the director of the Urology Residency Program.”

Smyth said UAMS looks forward to enjoying a collegial relationship with the surgeons at Arkansas Urology, whose chief executive officer, E. Scot Davis, said, “The name Tim Langford is synonymous with excellence and integrity in the Arkansas medical community and beyond. We look forward to working hand in hand with UAMS and Dr. Langford in his new role to further advancements in urological care in the state and region.”

“I’m thrilled to bring nearly 30 years of urological expertise and innovations pioneered at Arkansas Urology back to my alma mater,” Langford said. “The opportunity to lead a program in which I started my career and where I will teach and train the next generation of urologists is inspiring and invigorating.”

“I want to thank the entire Arkansas Urology family for providing me with the practice of my dreams for 28 years,” Langford said. “I will always cherish my time at Arkansas Urology, and I look forward to collaborating with them and our UAMS partners across the state to expand the urological workforce and provide access to quality care for all Arkansans. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to return to UAMS and help train the future leaders in urology.”

The Searcy native received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is active in national and regional professional organizations including the American Urological Association, for which he has held leadership roles, the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the Arkansas Urological Society, for which he served as president in 2002.

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