Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute


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…


Cornea Specialist Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D., Joins UAMS Jones Eye Institute

Karmen Robinson

Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D., has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a cornea specialist. Ghaffarieh is currently accepting new patients and will serve as an assistant professor and director of ophthalmic pathology services in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of…


July 23, 2021

Grateful Patient Honors UAMS Opthalmologist with $162,000 Gift to Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Karen Burks

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $162,000 commitment from Karen and Roy Burks in honor of John Shock, M.D., to support research at the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “Patient care from Dr. John Shock as well as other faculty at the Jones Eye Institute has…


April 29, 2021

UAMS Restores Vision and Hope for 21 Marshallese Patients

Karmen Robinson

Libos Gold, 60, has her left eye examined by Carina Sanvicente, M.D., the day after her cataract surgery.

Libos Gold suffered from cataracts so severe that she couldn’t see her loved ones or even the food on her plate, but after undergoing cataract surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), she says her vision is now “very clear.” The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS hosted “The Gift…


January 25, 2021

Patient’s Need to Read Leads Him to Jones Eye Low Vision Clinic

Spencer Watson

Patient Jeremy Thornton poses with Mary Price, O.D., after an appointment in the low vision clinic at the UAMS Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute.

As a minister for the Highway 77 Church of Christ in Marion, Jeremy Thornton needs to be able to read from his Bible. So when damage to his optic nerve made the Word harder for him to read, he was devastated. “When I heard that this was a permanent problem and there wasn’t really anything…


January 11, 2021

Glaucoma Specialist Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D., Joins UAMS Jones Eye Institute

Spencer Watson

Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D.

Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D., has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a glaucoma specialist. “We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Sanvicente join us to contribute fellowship-trained expertise in treating our glaucoma patients,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., director of the Jones Eye Institute…



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