Matt Kern, M.D., Andrea McMahon, M.D. Join UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute-Northwest

By Tim Taylor

Both are assistant professors in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

PRI – Northwest provides outpatient mental health services to adults 18 years and up. The clinic is also home to UAMS Health AR ConnectNow, which provides virtual behavioral health care, and the Employee Assistance Program, which contracts with local businesses to offer a variety of mental-health and social services.

Kern, who also will be seeing patients at the University of Arkansas’ Pat Walker Student Health Clinic, is a native of Fort Smith. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2011 and from UAMS’ College of Medicine in 2015. He completed a residency in psychiatry at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 2019, serving as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry in 2020 and went on to join the faculty of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Department of Psychiatry as an assistant professor later that year.

McMahon is a 2019 graduate of the UAMS College of Medicine and recently completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was chief resident. She will also be seeing patients at the University of Arkansas’ Pat Walker Health Center and the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Wellness Program.

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