College of Medicine


July 29, 2022

UAMS Designated a da Vinci Case Observation Epicenter, Begins Hosting Colorectal Surgeons From Across the Country

Linda Satter

Keith Goldberg, M.D., right, watches closely as Conan Mustain, M.D., operates the daVinci robot during a colectomy.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Friday began hosting colorectal surgeons to demonstrate robotic surgery in action, as one of 15 designated da Vinci Observation Epicenters nationwide. UAMS is the only hospital in Arkansas designated as an Epicenter. Conan Mustain, M.D., a colorectal surgeon who heads UAMS’ robotics steering committee and is…


July 28, 2022

Family of Former Neurosurgeon Gives $100,000 to Create Award for UAMS Neurosurgery Residents

Andrew Vogler

LITTLE ROCK — The family of the late Surinder Gupta, M.D., donated $100,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to create an award for neurosurgery residents in the College of Medicine. Gupta’s wife, Urmil, made the gift to establish the Dr. Surinder Nath Gupta Legacy Endowed Resident Award. The award will support…


July 27, 2022

Jessica Snowden, M.D., Appointed Vice Dean for Research at UAMS College of Medicine

Linda Satter

Jessica Snowden, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine appointed Jessica Snowden, M.D., vice dean for research, effective July 1. A professor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the college’s Department of Pediatrics, Snowden is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric clinical and translational…


July 25, 2022

Mauricio Garcia, M.D., Returns to UAMS to Lead Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Chris Carmody

Mauricio Garcia Saenz de Sicilia is the new chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UAMS.

LITTLE ROCK — Mauricio Garcia Saenz de Sicilia, M.D., has rejoined the UAMS Department of Internal Medicine as an associate professor and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He served most recently on the faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “We are pleased to recruit Dr. Garcia back to UAMS to…


UAMS Attains Comprehensive Care Center Designation for Outstanding Patient Care for Parkinson’s Disease

Linda Satter

Rohit Dhall, M.D., with Movement Disorders logo

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS Health) has been designated a Comprehensive Care Center by the Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network for providing outstanding care to Parkinson’s disease patients. The designation recognizes medical facilities with specialized teams that provide evidence-based Parkinson’s disease care. It signifies that the UAMS Movement Disorders…


July 22, 2022

UAMS Invests J. Paul Mounsey, BM BCh, Ph.D., in Don and Carolyn Kirkpatrick Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Andrew Vogler

J. Paul Mounsey, Kirkpatrick family, Cam Patterson

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested J. Paul Mounsey, BM BCh, Ph.D., FACC, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and leader of cardiovascular clinical services, in the Don and Carolyn Kirkpatrick Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine during a July 19 ceremony. “The Kirkpatrick family have given…


July 14, 2022

William C. Culp, M.D., Pledges $500,000 to UAMS to Establish Interventional Radiology Professorship

Andrew Vogler

William C. “Bill” Culp, M.D

LITTLE ROCK — William C. “Bill” Culp, M.D., made a $500,000 commitment to establish the Dr. William Culp Endowed Professorship in Interventional Radiology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine’s Department of Radiology. Culp is a retired professor of radiology, surgery and neurology, who served as vice chair for radiology…


June 30, 2022

UAMS SONOcamp 2022 Shows High School Students that “Science Can Be Fun”

Linda Satter

SONOcamp students learn about the mechanics behind EMG tests.

June 30, 2022 | As a standardized patient sat at a table and raised his right arm, the left side of an image of his brain lit up on a laptop screen. It showed that the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences…


June 27, 2022

Baptist Health-UAMS Medical Education Program Celebrates First Round of Graduates

Lillian Adams

Chancellor Cam Patterson takes a photo with graduating residents at the Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock campus.

The Baptist Health-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Education Program on June 17 celebrated its first graduating classes of 24 residents in Family and Internal Medicine at the Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock campus. The growing need for health care in Arkansas and the shortage of primary care physicians are reasons why…


June 21, 2022

Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., Joins UAMS Schmieding Development Center as Pediatric Psychologist

David Wise

Mina Nguyen-Driver

FAYETTEVILLE — Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric psychologist at the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale and as a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Nguyen-Driver’s specialty is providing evaluation and treatment for children with complex developmental and medical concerns, using…



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