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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…


July 29, 2019

Welcome New Faculty

Kristen Shealy

Lakshmi Menon, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology. She received her medical degree from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in 2013. Dr. Menon came to UAMS for her residency in internal medicine in 2014-2017, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, which she completed…


June 19, 2019

J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., to Lead Cardiovascular Medicine at UAMS

J Paul Mounsey

J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, a nationally recognized leader in electrophysiology, will join UAMS on Oct. 1 as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and director of the cardiovascular program at UAMS. “Dr. Mounsey brings extensive expertise and leadership experience to our clinical,…


May 14, 2019

UAMS Event Series Explores End-of-Life Issues, Features National Expert

BJ Miller speaking while sitting on stage

“For the first time, we hosted this series of events to stimulate conversation in our community around the vitally important topics of living, dying and advance care planning,” said Sarah E. Harrington, M.D., director the Division of Palliative Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.


April 3, 2019

Study: CPAP Aids Weight Loss in Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Mao at a computer

By Amy Widner Use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine in conjunction with dietary changes can aid in weight loss in specific patients, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) found in a study that is being highlighted by an international professional society for endocrinology. Yuanjie Mao, M.D., Ph.D., is…


January 8, 2019

Robert H. Hopkins Jr., M.D., Honored for Promoting Immunizations

Robert Hopkins

By Linda Haymes Jan. 8, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK — Robert Hopkins, M.D., a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received the 2018 Outstanding Adult Immunization Champion award for exceptional dedication to protecting adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. The award was given by ImmunizeAR, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving vaccination rates…


September 19, 2018

Stephan Dehmel, M.D., Joins UAMS as Gastroenterologist

Stephan Dehmel, M.D.

Sept. 18, 2018 | Stephan Dehmel, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a gastroenterologist and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Dehmel comes to UAMS with 20 years of experience as a physician and educator in the United Kingdom and Germany. His special interest is…


August 31, 2018

Rashmi Verma, M.D., Joins Faculty as Medical Oncologist

Rashmi Verma, M.D.

Rashmi Verma, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Verma is a graduate of the University College of Medical Sciences and Associated Hospitals in New Delhi, India. She served her residency in internal medicine at the University of South Dakota and Sioux Falls…


May 3, 2018

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., Named Chair-elect of the Board of Governors of National Doctors Group

Omar Atiq, M.D.

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., has been named chair-elect of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.  His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans from April 19-21. Atiq is a professor in the Medical Oncology division in the…


April 23, 2018

KidneyCon 2018 Spotlights Advances, Careers in Nephrology

Two doctors using ultrasound on a standardized patient

‘Learn one, do one and teach one’ has been a longstanding idea in medical education, and attendees at the third annual UAMS KidneyCon held April 6-8 each got chances at one or more of those experiences. About 100 nephrologists, nephrology fellows and internal medicine residents from 26 states attended the conference sponsored by the UAMS…



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