Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute


August 8, 2022

Mohammad Pakravan, M.D., MBA, Joins UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Mohammad Pakravan

Mohammad Pakravan, M.D., MBA, has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pakravan’s medical interests include neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, cataracts, and diseases of the cornea and anterior segment. “Dr. Pakravan is an internationally renowned expert in neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., Jones Eye Institute…


August 3, 2022

ASRS Annual Meeting Sees Multiple Presentations from Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

asrs 2022

The UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute made an impact at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, held July 13-16 in New York, with residents and faculty making 14 separate presentations. “We are proud to have a prolific research team that is internationally recognized,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., Jones…


July 22, 2022

UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Welcomes New Ophthalmology Residents

Benjamin Waldrum

Azhari Chacko Karimaghaei Kwok

The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed four new ophthalmology residents who are now seeing patients in central Arkansas. The new ophthalmology residents are: Jamal Azhari, M.D. J. Anthony “Tony” Chacko, M.D. Alex Kwok, M.D., MPH Sam Karimaghaei, M.D. Azhari received his medical degree in…


July 15, 2022

Jones Eye Institute Residents Dominate ASCRS Conference with 10 Presentations

Benjamin Waldrum

JEI Residents and Sallam

The UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute was a significant presence at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, held April 22-26 in Washington, D.C., with nine residents and others presenting 10 projects. Held each year, the annual ASCRS meeting focuses on therapeutic, surgical and administrative topics through a series…


July 1, 2022

Jones Eye Institute’s Jabbehdari First Female Resident Finalist for ASCRS Award

Benjamin Waldrum

Sayena Jabbehdari, M.D., MPH, (center) was the first female resident to be a finalist in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Winning Pitch contest. She is an ophthalmology resident at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute.

Sayena Jabbehdari, M.D., MPH, an ophthalmology resident at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, was named runner-up in a national ‘Shark Tank’-style competition held at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) annual conference.


May 20, 2022

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., Honored at Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Investiture Ceremony

Andrew Vogler

Ahmed A. Sallam with guests.

May 20, 2022 | In a May 17 ceremony honoring recent investitures in the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., was recognized as the holder of the John W. Nutt Chair in Ophthalmology. A renowned eye inflammation and retinal specialist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Sallam…


UAMS Invests Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology

Andrew Vogler

Paul H. Phillips with wife

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology during a ceremony on May 17. “I am thankful for the honor of the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology, which supports the mission of education, research and clinical care…


UAMS Invests John David Pemberton, D.O., MBA, in Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson Chair in Ophthalmology

Andrew Vogler

John David Pemberton with guests

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested John David Pemberton, D.O., MBA, in the Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, M.D. Chair in Ophthalmology during a ceremony on May 17. “It’s a great honor to be named the new Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, M.D. Chair in Ophthalmology,”…


April 22, 2022

Marshallese Patients Receive “Gift of Sight” Thanks to Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Gift of Sight group photo

The morning of Saturday, April 9 was sunny, and Barmej Tibies had to wear special dark sunglasses to shield her healing eyes. But she felt like a movie star. Tibies and five other Marshallese patients from Northwest Arkansas received cataract surgeries April 8 as part of the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute’s second…


August 31, 2021

UAMS Wins AAMC Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

David Wise

Staff and residents of the UAMS North Street Clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas, hold up thank you signs.

FAYETTEVILLE – The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently bestowed its top honor for community engagement to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement is presented annually to an AAMC-member medical school or teaching hospital with a long-standing, major institutional commitment to partnering with the…



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