Notable Events and Honors

Dr. Wells and Dr. Jarrett Receive Accolades

Wells Best Doctor 2015Phenomenal
Dr. Tina Wells has been named by the Arkansas Times as one of the Best Doctors of Arkansas for 2015.

Click here to see the entire story.  (You’ll have to scroll to page 41 to see the list of Family Medicine Physicians.)

Congratulations, Dr. Wells, for setting a high standard of performance for all of us.

Dr. Diane Jarrett was named one of the UAMS Phenomenal Women for 2015.

Click here for more details.  Melissa Vandiver of our department also was named a Phenomenal Woman for 2015, and Dr. Leanne Whiteside-Mansell earned the distinction in 2014.

Congratulations to all!


Many of the Best Doctors of Arkansas are the Best Teachers in Our Program

When you examine the list of the physicians named as the best in the state by the Arkansas Times, you will see many who teach our residents on rotations, in workshops, and in noon conferences.  The list below is not comprehensive, but it’s a great start to appreciate the wonderful resources we can draw on here in Little Rock.

Addiction Medicine – Dr. Forrest Miller
Allergy and Immunology – Dr. Eleanor Lipsmeyer
Anesthesiology – Dr. Danny Wilkerson
Cardiovascular Disease – Dr. James Marsh
Colon and Rectal Surgery – Dr. Ralph Broadwater
Critical Care Medicine – Dr. Paula Anderson
Endocrinology and Metabolism – Dr. Donald Bodenner, Dr. Robert Weinstein
Geriatrics – Dr. Priya Mendiratta, Dr. Ann Riggs, Dr. Scott Simmons, Dr. Reed Thompson
Infectious Disease – Dr. Robert Bradsher, Dr. Michael Saccente
Internal Medicine – Dr. Robert Hopkins
Medical Genetics – Dr. Bradley Schaefer
Medical Oncology and Hematology – Dr. Laura Hutchins, Dr. Issam Makhoul
Neurology – Dr. Steven Metzer, Dr. Stacy Rudnicki
Obstetrics and Gynecology – Dr. Karen Kozlowski
Ophthalmology – Dr. Richard Harper
Orthopedic Surgery – Dr. Ruth Thomas, Dr. John VanderSchilden
Otolaryngology – Dr. Brendan Stack
Pediatric Dermatology – Dr. Jay Kincannon
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery – Dr. James Aronson, Dr. Robert Aronson
Peds/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine – Dr. Elton Cleveland, Dr. Brian Hardin
Peds/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – Dr. Bryan Burke, Dr. Whit Hall, Dr. Billy Thomas
Pediatric Urology – Dr. Stephen Canon
Pediatrics – Dr. Eddie Ochoa
Psychiatry – Dr. John Spollen, Dr. Jeffrey Clothier
Radiology – Dr. Kedar Jambhekar
Surgery – Dr. Chris Cate
Surgical Oncology – Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman