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September 23, 2020

UAMS Endocrinology Fellows Selected for American Thyroid Association Committees

Endo Fellows

The two seniors in the UAMS Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship program have been selected to serve on committees of the American Thyroid Association. Hooman Motahari, M.D., will serve on the Internet and Social Media Communications Committee. Soumya Thumma, M.D., will serve on the Trainee and Career Advancement Committee. Spyridoula Maraka, M.D., director of the Endocrinology…


September 16, 2020

Endocrinology Fellows Selected for National Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Endo Fellows

Both seniors in the UAMS Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship program have been selected to serve on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the national Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (APDEM). Hooman Motahari, M.D., earned a medical degree at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Iran and completed residency at…


September 14, 2020

Heart Researchers Uncover Simple Tool to Quickly Diagnose Normal vs. Abnormal Rapid Heartbeat

Cardiology fellow Swathi Kovelamudi, M.D., left, and Professor Hakan Paydak, M.D.

By Amy Widner A team of heart researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has determined a new way to diagnose a dangerous heart rhythm issue using easily understandable graphs. Their findings were published as a case study in JAMA Internal Medicine, and they are working on follow-up research to further explore their findings….


August 25, 2020

UAMS Study Shows Palliative Care for Seriously Ill Surgical Patients Reduces Hospital Length of Stay

Faculty members involved in study

By Susan Van Dusen A new study by doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) shows that seriously ill surgical patients are discharged from the hospital sooner if they receive palliative care, which includes pain management. The study, titled “Impact of Palliative Care Utilization for Surgical Patients Receiving Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: National…


August 20, 2020

Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D., Named Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine

Edward T. H. Yeh, M.D.

By Amy Widner Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D., FACC, has been named chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Nolan Family Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Yeh joins UAMS on Nov. 1, succeeding James Marsh, M.D., who will serve as a senior cardiologist on…


April 27, 2020

UAMS’ James Fletcher, M.D., Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

James Fletcher

James Fletcher, M.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The status of Fellow is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a physician member of the AAHPM.


December 11, 2019

Infectious Disease Specialist Kristine Patterson, M.D., Joins UAMS

Kristine Patterson, M.D.

By Amy Widner Kristine Patterson, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and well-known expert on HIV in women, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Patterson is an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UAMS College of Medicine. She sees patients through UAMS’ Infectious Diseases Clinic. She…


November 20, 2019

Joseph Henske, M.D., Joins UAMS to Direct Diabetes Program

Joe Henske, M.D.

By Amy Widner Joseph Henske, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an endocrinologist and director of the Diabetes Program. He sees patients in the Diabetes Clinic in the Outpatient Center on the UAMS main campus. Henske is also an associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department…


September 24, 2019

J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Two professors posing with award

By Amy Widner Cardiologist J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Mehta is a distinguished professor of medicine and physiology and biophysics and holds the Stebbins Chair in Cardiology in the UAMS College of Medicine. He received the award Sept. 14 in…


August 27, 2019

New Faculty Appointments

Angel Lopez-Candales

Angel López-Candales, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as a Professor and non-invasive cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology. Dr. López-Candales received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Rio Piedras Campus, in 1986. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San…



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