Spine Surgeon Gannon B. Randolph, M.D., Joins UAMS Orthopaedics in Northwest Arkansas

By David Wise

Randolph is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 18 years of experience. His special interests are complex cervical surgery, nerve pain, oncology, surgery to treat spinal degeneration and arthritis, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and peripheral neurological surgery.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Oregon, he graduated magna cum laude from the Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City, followed by fellowship training in comprehensive spinal surgery at the University of California Los Angeles.

Randolph has lived and practiced medicine in Northwest Arkansas for 15 years, previously working at Ozark Orthopaedics and serving as the director of the Mercy Hospital spine program. He is an emeritus president of the Arkansas Orthopaedic Society.

“UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is the most advanced and comprehensive system to treat musculoskeletal problems in Arkansas,” Randolph said. “I am excited to be part of such a prestigious team and know that together we can continue my personal mission of returning patients to their best quality of life and activity.”

Randolph joins Wesley Cox, M.D.; Chad Songy, M.D.; Ramon Ylanan, M.D.; Tyler L. CarlLee, M.D.; Patrick Shea Brannan, M.D.; Navin Kilambi, M.D.; Larry Balle II, M.D.; Lauren Poindexter, M.D., and Bradley Reeves, M.D., at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Northwest Arkansas.

“Dr. Randolph is an excellent addition to our team,” said C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. “Northwest Arkansas is a fast-growing part of our state, and therefore an incredibly important part of our mission to improve the health of all Arkansans.”

“Dr. Randolph brings a wealth of experience in spine surgery to UAMS,” Cox said. “We are lucky to have someone with his experience and fellowship-level training join our orthopaedics and sports medicine team in Northwest Arkansas.”

The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus includes 356 medical, pharmacy, nursing and health professions students, 76 medical and pharmacy residents, and two sports medicine fellows. The campus has 13 clinics including internal and family medicine, a student-led clinic, orthopaedics and sports medicine, behavioral health/psychiatry, geriatrics, genetics counseling, transplant follow-up, and physical, occupational and speech therapy. Faculty conduct research to reduce health disparities.

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. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 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 www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.