Dinesh Edem, M.D., Joins UAMS as Endocrinologist, Director of Weight-Loss Clinic

By Linda Satter

Edem is triple board certified in Obesity Medicine, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He will be directing a weight management program at UAMS that is aimed at diabetic or prediabetes patients who are considered obese. He is seeing patients at the UAMS Neighborhood Clinic at 11300 Financial Centre Parkway in Little Rock. The clinic number is 501-614-2340.

He will also be seeing general endocrinology patients in the UAMS endocrine clinic with special interest in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thyroid disorders and male hypogonadism.

He comes to UAMS from Indiana University Health in Lafayette, Indiana, where he was a clinical assistant professor of medicine and endocrinology from July 2017 until December 2021. He was fellowship-trained in endocrinology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh after completing his residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Earlier, he received his medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in 2009.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 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. 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. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 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 www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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