Julie Riley, M.D., Joins UAMS Department of Urology

By Linda Satter

Riley also serves as the program director for the college’s urology residency program.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Dr. Riley to our faculty,” said Timothy Langford, M.D., chairman of the Department of Urology. “She is a fellowship-trained endourologist who is becoming a national thought leader in the treatment and prevention of kidney stones. Her expertise and experience have already enabled UAMS to offer the latest minimally invasive techniques and technology to patients with even the most complex stones.”

Langford added that Riley “is a gifted, visionary educator with an altruistic approach to patient care. As director of our residency program, she will provide a comprehensive learning experience in a supportive environment.”

Endourology is a subspecialty of urology in which minimally invasive techniques are used to inspect the urinary tract and perform surgery. Riley’s particular clinical interests are complex kidney stone disease, and surgical and ureteral reconstruction.

She joins UAMS from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, where she was an associate professor in the Division of Urology, the director of endourology and stone disease, the lead renal transplant listing surgeon, chair of the Surgical Services Oversight Committee and executive surgeon over surgical services. Prior to that, she was the director of research for the UNM Division of Urology and medical director of the university’s Urology Clinic.

Riley earned her Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Community Services from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed a residency in urology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, followed by a fellowship in endourology, robotics and laparoscopy at the University of Pittsburgh.

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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