Department News


February 12, 2018

UAMS Trauma Center Featured on Local Television News

Trauma doctors working on a patient in the ER

Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the curtain at Arkansas’s only Level 1 Trauma Center? THV11 reporter Laura Monteverdi and photojournalist Bre Conyers spent more than 20 hours inside UAMS’ emergency room. The story features Ron Robertson, M.D., of the Trauma and Acute Care Division in the Department of Surgery.  Watch their three-part series….


February 6, 2018

Dr. Westbrook Receives Visionary Award

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.

The UAMS Foundation Fund Board recognized four honorees Feb. 1 at UAMS’ annual All Boards Luncheon with lifetime achievement awards in gratitude for their decades of service and philanthropy to UAMS. Kent Westbrook, M.D., distinguished professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, was named by the Foundation Fund Board as…


January 25, 2018

UAMS Trauma System Saves Lives and Taxpayers’ Money

Ronald Robertson, M.D.

Arkansas Medical News featured the UAMS Trauma System and Ronald Robertson, M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery. Read the article for more information.


November 30, 2017

Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named to Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology

Rhonda Henry-Tillman receives chair

UAMS Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named to Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology


October 24, 2017

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named Chief of Breast Oncology at UAMS

Ronda Henry-Tillman

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named Chief of Breast Oncology at UAMS


September 15, 2017

Doctor Credits His Life to the Trauma System He Helped Create

Dr. Maxson in hospital bed

He still has a long road to recovery, but Professor of Surgery Todd Maxson, M.D.,  said he likely wouldn’t be alive or in as good of shape is he’s in now if it weren’t for the state’s trauma system he helped establish. Read the full story on KATV’s website: http://katv.com/news/local/doctor-credits-his-life-to-trauma-system-he-helped-create  


September 6, 2017

UAMS Scientists Believe Enzyme Could Help Avoid Transplant Rejection

Burdine research

UAMS Scientists Believe Enzyme Could Help Avoid Transplant Rejection


July 24, 2017

A New Champion for Children

Brian Reemtsen, M.D.

Brian Reemtsen, M.D., to Lead Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s and UAMS July 24, 2017 | There’s a new Champion for Children in Arkansas. Nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen, M.D., of Mattel Children’s Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, has been named director of the Heart Institute at Arkansas Children’s…


May 8, 2017

New Plastic Surgery Division Chief

Chris Shewmake

Shewmake Joins UAMS as Division Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  


April 20, 2017

Arkansas’ only ACS-Verified Trauma Center

Dr. Robertson

UAMS Only Medical Center in Arkansas Recognized by American College of Surgeons as Adult Level 1 Trauma Center



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