College of Medicine


January 19, 2021

UAMS Myeloma Center Social Work Manager Appointed to National Board

Linda Haymes

Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C

LITTLE ROCK — The Board of Oncology Social Work Certification (BOSWC) recently chose Harold Dean, LCSW, OCW-C, clinical social work program manager for the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to serve on its board. Dean will serve for three years. The BOSWC, established in 2003, promotes excellence in psychosocial…


January 5, 2021

Benjamin Stronach, M.D., Becomes UAMS’ Fourth Total Joint Replacement Surgeon

Linda Satter

Benjamin Stronach, M.D.

Benjamin Stronach, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthroplasty, a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to restore function to a joint. Stronach will be seeing patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedic Clinic at 2 Shackleford W Blvd. in Little Rock. He…


January 4, 2021

UAMS College of Medicine Honors 1968 Graduate Jack Blackshear, M.D., as 2020 Distinguished Alumnus

News Staff

1968 UAMS College of Medicine graduate Jack Blackshear, M.D., is the college’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnus.

Jack Blackshear, M.D., has always had a soft spot in his heart for his medical school alma mater and the aspiring physicians who have followed in his footsteps since his 1968 graduation from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine. The Paragould native and retired internal medicine/gastroenterology specialist’s dedication to UAMS and…


December 22, 2020

Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., Named Chair of Department of Pathology

Linda Satter

Jennifer Laudadio, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Pathology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine. Laudadio, a professor of pathology, had been interim chair since Aug. 1. “Dr. Laudadio has earned praise for her commitment to quality and safety, and her work in…


December 14, 2020

Sports Medicine physician Kathryn Nance Joins UAMS Orthopaedics

Linda Haymes

Kathryn L. Nance, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Kathryn L. Nance, M.D., a board-certified family medicine doctor who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and is seeing patients at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic at 10815 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. She is a member of the…


December 9, 2020

Myeloma Survivor Grateful for Time with Grandchildren

Linda Haymes

“Growing old with my husband, watching my grandchildren grow up and spending time with my family and friends were some of the things I thought I might miss,” Linda Cancienne of Alabaster, Alabama, said, recalling being diagnosed with myeloma in 2001 when she was 59.

Linda Cancienne of Alabaster, Alabama, and her husband, Mike, recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by gathering with family around a backyard fire pit, socially distancing and wearing masks. “We went to our daughter’s house and enjoyed being together and recalling good memories,” Cancienne said. “I sure do miss hugging, though.” There was a time…


Radiation Oncologist Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Richard L. Crownover, M.D.

Radiation oncologist Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center and specializes in the treatment of gynecological cancers, breast cancer and sarcoma.


December 7, 2020

UAMS Physician Establishes Second International Guidelines for Treating Castleman Disease

Linda Haymes

“Castleman disease is rare so people don’t know how to treat it and until recently there has not been any systematic approach to unicentric Castleman disease,” said Frits van Rhee M.D., Ph.D., an international expert on Castleman disease. “These guidelines are meant to give treating physicians a framework for the diagnosis and treatment of UCD.”

LITTLE ROCK — Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was lead author on a recently published paper that establishes consensus diagnosis and treatment guidelines for a form of Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues. The recommendations…


November 30, 2020

Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist Michail Mavros, M.D., Joins UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Michail Mavros, M.D.

Michail Mavros, M.D., a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


Chancellor’s Circle Spotlight: Graduate Medical Education

Benjamin Waldrum

Chancellor Patterson presents Molly Gathright, M.D. with the $30,000 grant for the UAMS College of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education. UAMS has set a goal to increase residency positions in Arkansas by 200 slots over the next 10 years, with at least 50% of those spots in primary care.

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) in the UAMS College of Medicine has an important task: educating and training hundreds of residents and fellows so they can take up needed positions across the state as physicians and specialists. As the state continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that quality physicians are…



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