Bhawna Jha, M.D.Bhawna Jha, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor and pain management specialist in the Neurosciences Service Line. Dr. Jha received her medical degree at Pt. JLN Medical College in India and trained in psychiatry at Cambridge University in the U.K., earning MRCpsych board certification. She completed her residency in neurology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, followed by an interventional pain fellowship in the Department of Anesthesia. She continued to work in pain management as an Assistant Professor at Penn State for about two years before joining private practice.

Dr. Jha is board-certified in neurology and pain medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Spine Intervention Society. She serves on the editorial board of Pain Physician, one of the leading pain medicine journals in the United States. Dr. Jha also participates in the International Fellowship Teaching Program, a nonprofit program for pain fellows in developing countries.

Dr. Jha also brings expertise in utilization management. She worked at AIM (Anthem Subsidiary) as Associate Medical Director prior to joining UAMS. In her current role, she will be involved in utilization management and review, along with population health management, and will actively participate in facilitating value-based care implementation across the health system.