Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute


May 18, 2022

UAMS is First in State to Offer Groundbreaking Brain-Mapping Technology

Linda Satter

An example of how the brain-imaging technology looks on a computer screen.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first hospital in Arkansas to offer Omniscient Neurotechnology’s Quicktome, an FDA-cleared platform that allows surgeons to visualize a patient’s unique brain networks before life-changing surgery. A breakthrough in preoperative imaging, Quicktome uses sophisticated algorithms to analyze millions of data points and build…


May 4, 2022

For Second Year, UAMS Designated as a Center of Excellence for Treating Huntington’s Disease

Linda Satter

Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Rohit Dhall, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The Huntington’s Disease Society of America has designated the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease for the second year in a row. “Continued designation as an HDSA Center of Excellence recognizes our multidisciplinary team’s commitment to providing care to people with…


January 20, 2022

UAMS Invests Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, M.D., in Patricia and J. Floyd Kyser, M.D. Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Benjamin Waldrum

Tulunay-Ugur, Smyth, Dornhoffer, Suen, Patterson

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invested Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, M.D., in the Patricia and J. Floyd Kyser, M.D. Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery on Jan. 13. “This is just amazing, and such a huge honor,” said Tulunay-Ugur. “Dr. Kyser was actually one of the first people I met when I came to…


January 14, 2022

Healthgrades Ranks UAMS in Top 10% of Nation for Brain Surgery; Also Applauds Stroke Program

Linda Satter

Pictured with the award, left to right: Erika Petersen, M.D., neurosurgeon; John Day, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery; Viktoras Palys, M.D., neurosurgeon; and Ebonye Green, APRN, Department of Neurosurgery. Not pictured: Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., neurosurgeon.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) ranks among the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for cranial neurosurgery, according to a new analysis by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Healthgrades awarded UAMS a 2022 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award, which recognizes hospitals with superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery,…


December 30, 2021

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Names UAMS a Center for Comprehensive MS Care

Linda Satter

Erika Santos Horta, M.D., a neuro-oncologist and neuro-immunologist

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


December 14, 2021

UAMS Neurosurgeon’s Study on Breakthrough Treatment for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Published in Diabetes Care

Linda Satter

Erika Petersen, M.D., is the director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at UAMS.

Results of a 12-month multicenter randomized clinical trial led by Erika Petersen, M.D., a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), were published online Nov. 29 in Diabetes Care, highlighting the benefits of a breakthrough treatment for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). Petersen, director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery…


December 6, 2021

Hillary Williams, M.D., Movement Disorders Specialist, Joins UAMS Neurology Department

Linda Satter

Hillary Williams, M.D., portrait in white coat

Hillary Williams, M.D., a specialist in movement disorders, has joined the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor. Williams is a native Arkansan who recently completed a two-year fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which Lee…


July 1, 2021

UAMS Neurologist Co-Authors Best Practices Paper for Treating 2 Parkinson’s-related Disorders

Linda Satter

Rohit Dhall, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — A neurologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has co-authored a paper in a leading neurology journal that provides the first best-practices consensus for treating two rare Parkinson’s-related disorders. Rohit Dhall, M.D., a professor of neurology in the College of Medicine and director of neurodegenerative disorders at UAMS, was…


April 27, 2021

Virtual Parkinson’s Symposium Shares Tips, Hope, Treatment

Linda Satter

Tuhin Virmani, M.D., addresses participants in the virtual symposium.

Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers and medical professionals gathered virtually April 11 to learn about ways to keep the disease under control and deal with related psychological, cognitive and intimacy issues. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)’ Sixth Annual Parkinson’s Symposium was watched from about 120 locations, some with multiple viewers present. The 1.5…


February 23, 2021

UAMS Named a HDSA Center of Excellence for the Treatment of Huntington’s Disease

Ben Boulden

Tuhin Virmani, M.D., is co-director of the Huntington Disease clinic at UAMS, which recently was named a Center of Excellence by the Huntington Disease Society of America.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been named a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Huntington’s disease by the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA). “Our multidisciplinary team comprised of neurologists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, nutritionists and geneticists has worked hard to bring the best care…



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