Psychiatrist Todd Brinkley, M.D., Joins UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute

By Tim Taylor

An assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, Brinkley sees patients in the Psychiatric Research Institute’s Walker Family Clinic as well as UAMS’ Student Wellness Program.

A distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, Brinkley spent four years at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, before going to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he received a bachelor of arts in biology.


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