April 4, 2019

New Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients Improves Drug’s Effectiveness

Doctor and APRN showing pump to patient

By Katrina Dupins He no longer feels comfortable climbing ladders, but Mark Avra says there is plenty of work to be done on the ground. Avra is a builder and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008. “I had two houses going at once and had to have extra help to finish them,” Avra said. “I…

April 3, 2019

Physician Living with Parkinson’s: No One Should Go Through It Alone

Doctor and patient sitting in a library

By Katrina Dupins Every year in America, health care professionals diagnose 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, Glenn Davis, M.D., was one of those patients, though he’d experienced symptoms a few years prior. He says he’s slower than he used to be and has to be careful sometimes carrying things. The…

January 29, 2019

Sisira Yadala, M.D., Joins Faculty

Sisira Yadala, M.D.

Sisira Yadala, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Yadala graduated from Osmania Medical College in Koti, Hyderabad, India, in 2007. She completed a preliminary internal medicine residency at West Lake Hospital/Resurrection Health Systems in Melrose Park, Illinois, followed by a neurology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She…

January 17, 2019

Dr. Archer Honored by Pulaski County Medical Society

Dr. Archer and friends at Pulaski County Medical Society meeting

By Amy Widner Robert L. “Lee” Archer, M.D., chairman of the College of Medicine Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Pulaski County Medical Society. Society President Amir Qureshi, M.D., presented Archer with the President’s Award for a Lifetime of Outstanding Contributions to Medicine during…

October 16, 2018

Family Finds Faith an Anchor During Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury

Joshua Moody and his parents, Gwen and David, standing in a hallway

Watch the KATV video about this story on their website. By Katrina Dupins On the afternoon of November 10, 2017, the temperature hovered just below 60 degrees. A few clouds passed through the sky as a light breeze moved through leaves rich with fall foliage. Joshua Moody, 22, and his father, David, decided they would…

October 15, 2018

THV11 Features UAMS Telemedicine Program for Faster Stroke Treatment

Sanjeeva Onteddu, M.D. on THV11

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in Arkansas. A pilot program that launched at UAMS allows doctors to begin evaluating some of the state’s stroke patients before they reach the emergency room. Sanjeeva Onteddu, M.D., and C. Renee Joiner, R.N., B.S.N., are featured. Watch the story on the THV11 website.  

July 31, 2018

Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D., Joins UAMS as Stroke Specialist

Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D.

Kelly-Ann Patrice, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a neurologist specializing in stroke care. Patrice treats emergency stroke patients in the UAMS Medical Center and provides post-stroke recovery care in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute’s Neurology Clinic. Patrice also treats patients with cerebral blood vessel abnormalities…

July 13, 2018

UAMS Medical Center Certified as First and Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Arkansas

UAMS Stroke Team

UAMS Medical Center has become the first and only health care provider in Arkansas to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. “Achieving the standard of care…

June 26, 2018

Dr. Archer Inducted as Arkansas Medical Society President

Journal cover featuring Dr. Archer

Department Chair Robert Lee Archer, M.D., was inducted as the president of the Arkansas Medical Society for 2018-2019 during their 142nd annual meeting in May. Read more in the Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society:

May 23, 2018

UAMS Adds Huntington’s Clinic to Movement Disorders Care

Portrait of two doctors

The Movement Disorders Clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is offering a monthly clinic for Huntington’s disease, featuring a multidisciplinary approach to care that aims to be a one-stop shop for patients. The clinic’s multidisciplinary team includes movement disorder neurologists, nurses and nurse practitioners with expertise in Huntington disease, social workers,…

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