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,…


April 25, 2018

Patients, Caregivers, Doctors Unite at Parkinson’s Forum

Dr. Rohit Dhall speaking at a podium

Nearly 200 people came together at UAMS for the fourth annual Parkinson’s Forum to give the disease a one-two punch. One: Arm yourself with the latest information about the treatment of Parkinson’s. Two: Surround yourself with a community of fellow patients, caregivers and supporters. Knockout! This year, the punching was more than just a metaphor….


April 18, 2018

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Earns Highest Accreditation Level

Bashir Shihabuddin, M.D.

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been accredited with the highest designation available from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. The Level 4 accreditation means that UAMS is capable of performing the most complex surgeries for the treatment of epilepsy. The accreditation is valid through December 2019….


UAMS Fights Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

Picture showing pills over a US map

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is attacking the nationwide opioid epidemic on multiple fronts that have produced new research and treatment options for patients and health care providers across Arkansas and beyond. “As the state’s only health sciences university, UAMS is uniquely positioned to address this issue head on for the betterment…


February 20, 2018

Gundogdu Joins UAMS as Neuromuscular Disorder Specialist

Betul Gundogdu, M.D.

Feb. 20, 2018 | Betul Gundogdu, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular disorders. She sees patients in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute’s Neurology Clinic. She provides electromyography, which measures nerve and muscle function using electrical activity and is used in diagnosing a…


February 12, 2018

Stroke Survivor Beats the Odds with Help from AR SAVES Network

Larry Guthrie with wife and daughter

Time seemed to have run out for Larry Guthrie, 49, on April 27, 2017. But the statewide tele-stroke network and quick-responding emergency medical professionals in Bald Knob and Searcy all saved him precious time in stroke treatment and ensured that the saved time meant a saved life. The tele-stroke network, the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through…


January 29, 2018

Dale M. Carter, M.D., Joins UAMS as Headache Specialist

Dale Carter, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Dale M. Carter, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a neurologist specializing in headaches. She sees patients in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute’s Neurology Clinic. She also serves an educational role as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of…


October 16, 2017

Nidhi Kapoor, M.D., Joins Neurology Department as UAMS’ First Neurohospitalist

Nidhi Kapoor, M.D.

Nidhi Kapoor, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as its first neurohospitalist, combining advanced training in neurology with a specialized understanding of caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Neurohopsitalists have advanced training in both hospital medicine and treating neurological conditions that can result in hospitalization, including intractable…


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