December 21, 2021

Rising Star in Cardiovascular Research – Subhi J. Al’Aref, M.D.

Subhi J. Al'Aref, M.D.

Dr. Al’Aref took an unconventional route to his current faculty position. After completing his residency and fellowship, he left to work at an imaging institute at Cornell in New York instead of taking a procedural position as an attending faculty member. In his time at the imaging institute, he worked on CT imaging, non-invasive imaging,…


Eminent Mentor and Researcher – Charles A. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Charles A. O'Brien, Ph.D.

  Charles O’Brien, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Disease Research and from 2005 to 2021 was the Director of the Genetic Models Core which serves UAMS, ACRI, and the CAVHS. Beyond his leadership roles in research, he is also a Professor of Medicine in the UAMS Division of Endocrinology and the…


November 23, 2021

A Conversation with the Vice Chair of Education – Alice P. Alexander, M.D.

Alice P. Alexander, M.D.

Dr. Alexander works as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine and Medicine Pediatrics residencies. She also is involved with the resident clinic at UAMS as well as oversight roles for medical education efforts, both UME and GME. As a liaison between the Dean’s Office and the directors of these various educational programs, Dr. Alexander…


A Conversation with the Director of Clerkship – Tobias J. Vancil, M.D.

Tobias J. Vancil, M.D.

Since 2009, Dr. Vancil has worked as a Clerkship Director for third-year medical students. He is embedded with them in the educational process and he witnesses firsthand the influence of the hospital’s teaching on future physicians. The value of face-to-face time with the students is substantial. As a clerkship director, Dr. Vancil is able to…


A Conversation with the Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Medicine – Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D.

Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D.

Earlier this year, Dr. Smyth joined the UAMS family as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Medicine, contributing her years of expertise in cardiology, research, and academic leadership to our mission of education, research, and clinical care. As a product of public education, Dr. Smyth believes strongly in academic medicine and…


October 28, 2021

Dr. Paul Mounsey Introduces the Cardiovascular Service Line

John Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D.

The cardiovascular service line, headed by Dr. Paul Mounsey, has united all of the heart and vascular services at UAMS in one place, with cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiac intensive care, intrathoracic organ failure and transplantation all connected in a cohesive unit. With everything managed under one service line, these spheres of cardiovascular medicine will overlap…


Dr. Omar Atiq Nominated as President-Elect of the American College of Physicians

Omar T. Atiq, M.D.

Dr. Omar Atiq has been involved with the American College of Physicians (ACP) for more than 30 years since his internal medicine residency. Having served as the governor of the Arkansas chapter, the chairman of the Board of Governors, as well as other leadership positions with the Executive Committee of Board of Regents and the…


Dr. Tommy Martin on “Maximizing Your Message”

Tommy Martin, M.D.

During the recent World Health Organization panel and in coordination with Operation Fides, Dr. Tommy Martin of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency delivered a presentation on social media and its benefits in maximizing essential health messages. For the past nine months, Dr. Martin has been involved with Operation Fides, an initiative designed to stop the spread…


Brooke Shaw Appointed To Division Administrator

Brooke Shaw

Brooke began working full-time at UAMS in 2019 and has progressively moved into new administrative roles over the last two years. Moving from Pathology to Internal Medicine, she is now the Division Administrator in charge of Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Hospital Medicine, and General Internal Medicine. She manages the day-to-day operations of those four divisions and works closely with…


Natalie Moore Appointed To Executive Faculty Program Manager And Executive Assistant To Dr. Yeh

Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore started at UAMS in early 2021 and she has quickly become indispensable as a part of Internal Medicine administration. Among other responsibilities, Natalie is the assistant to both the Chair, Dr. Yeh, and the Department Administrator, Kelley Suskie. But she also serves in an official capacity as the Executive Faculty Program Manager. This…


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