Ryan James M.D

Ryan James

Hometown: Benton, Arkansas

Medical school: UAMS

Fav thing about UAMS Internal Medicine Residency? The autonomy. The patients you see will be YOUR patients. We have great attendings who give you plenty of space and freedom to make decisions but are always nearby to help redirect if needed.

Fav thing about living in Little Rock or Arkansas? Traffic. We don’t have it.

What you want to do with your life?  Pulmonary/Critical Care. Like most everyone who starts out in PCCM I am hoping to focus my practice with a mix of critical care and pulmonary clinic with more time in the ICU early on in my career then phasing more towards clinic later.

What do you do outside of the hospital to relax/have fun? Right now, it’s making pizza. Quarantine introduced me, and apparently everyone else, to making your own doughs and breads. We started making homemade pizza and realized how complicated bread is, so I bought this book “Flour Water Salt Yeast” and am trying to learn how to make a perfect pizza crust. If you didn’t know it, yeast is way harder to find than toilet paper now. Thanks COVID. Also, I would say golf, but I suck so it ends up becoming more frustrating than relaxing.

Fun fact about yourself that not a lot of people know? I started shaving in the 6th grade. I had just moved to town and this one girl didn’t know my name and referred to me as “the mustache man”. Not mustache “boy” even though I was 11, mustache “MAN”.

Anything else you want the world/future applicants to know about yourself? Any of you are always welcome to stop by for Pizza Night and to play with my dog Pepper. She is legit the best dog. Still trying to figure out how to keep her in the workroom without anybody knowing.


Poster Presentations:

James, R.K, Hensley, L.. (April, 2013). The Effects of Ajulemic Acid on VEGF Production: Relevance to angiogenic potential in Ewing’s Sarcoma Poster presented at: American Chemical Society; New Orleans, LA, USA.

James, R.K.. (April, 2020). Sweet Tooth: A case report of opportunistic infection in an immunocompromised host Poster presented at: UAMS Annual Research Symposium; Little Rock, AR, USA.

James, R.K., Krishnan, G.K.. (April, 2020). Can’t See, Can’t Pee, Can’t Climb a Tree: Interesting case of polyarthritis and rash in a young adult male Poster presented at: UAMS Annual Research Symposium; Little Rock, AR, USA.

James, R.K., Smeds, M.R.. (April, 2016). Willingness to consider smoking cessation in patients participating in an aortic aneurysm screening Poster presented at: UAMS Student Research Day; Little Rock, AR, USA.

Peer Reviewed Online Publications:

Nienaber, T.A., James, R.K., Burke, B.L., Beavers, J.B.. (2017, February 01). Can Neonates Get the Munchies?. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/metrics/10.1177/0009922817694460

Palagiri, R. & Xie, J. & James, R. & Venkata, A.. (2020, May 01). Expect the Unexpected: A Case of Unusual Misplacement of a Femoral Dialysis Catheter. https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_MeetingAbstracts.A7074