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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…


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…



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