Kelsey Besett M.D.

Kelsey Besett

Home Town:  Ramona, OK

Medical School: UAMS

Fav thing about UAMS Internal Medicine Residency? Working with our fabulous interns.

Fav thing about living in Little Rock or Arkansas? Running trails

What you want to do with your life? Critical care versus hospitalist life

What do you do outside of the hospital to relax/have fun? Run, spend time with my husband and new baby

If you weren’t a doctor, what would you be? Wall Street Banker. Not really, I wouldn’t do anything else.

Fav show to binge watch? The Office

Fun fact about yourself that not a lot of people know? I can lick my elbow

Anything else you want the world/future applicants to know about yourself? I really enjoy the work that I do at UAMS and the VA. The patients and hospital systems are very different, but at the end of the day, we are taking care of some special patients.




Thomas, D. J.; Boyd, M.; Crowell, K. M.; Curtwright, A. E.; Foll, M. N.; Kuehl, M. M.; McQueen, V. M.; Middaugh, C. R.; Moore, V. M.; Moreno, M.; Morgan, C.; Powers, M.; Robinson, G.; Schram, M. D.; Ward, K.; Ong, H. C.  A Biological Inventory of Meacham Cave (Independence County, Arkansas). Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 65, p. 126-132 (2011).


Poster and Oral Presentations:

Ward K.R., Diekman A. B. Isolation and Characterization of Galectin-3 Binding Ligands in the Cytoskeleton of the Human Sperm Flagellum. Oral presentation. Arkansas Urologic Society Annual Meeting, Bismark, AR

Ward K.R., Simek B., and Stankunas K. The Effect of the BAF Chromatin Regulator in Heart Valve Maturation of Mus Muscles. Oral presentation at Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Symposium, Eugene, OR

Kuehl M., Boyd M., McQueen V.M., Moreno M., Powers M., Ward K.R., Ong H.C. and Thomas D.J. Photosynthetic Microorganisms from North Central Arkansas Caves.Poster and oral presentations at Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting, Little Rock, AR, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, Morrilton, AR

Thomas D.J., Boyd M., Curtwright A., Foll M., Kuehl M., Middaugh C., Moreno M., Moore V., Morgan C., Powers M., Reeves K.M., Robinson G., Ward K.R.and Ong H.C. Biological Inventory of Meacham Cave (Independence County, AR). Poster presented at Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting, Little Rock, AR