July 17, 2019

Top Quality

Ronald Robertson, M.D.

The UAMS Trauma Team, led by Dr. Ron Robertson, Professor and Chair of Surgery, continues to draw national recognition through the Trauma Quality Improvement Project (TQIP). The American College of Surgeons has invited Dr. Robertson to share UAMS’ experiences and best outcomes at the “TQIP Academy” session of the Annual TQIP Conference in Dallas in…


July 12, 2019

Dr. Mizell Featured on Doctors Unbound Podcast

Jason Mizell, M.D.

Most physicians have never taken a financial course. As a result, many make mistakes with money early in their career. Jason Mizell, M.D., of the Department of Surgery, realized this was a huge issue in the medical community and developed a Business and Medicine course from scratch. Perhaps one of the first of its kind,…


June 7, 2019

Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman Honored with Changemaker Award

Ronda Henry-Tillman

Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman received the 2019 Changemaker Alumni Award on June 1 at UC San Diego. The Changemaker Award is given to alumni who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to make positive change happen and whose work has had a significant impact. Congratulations, Dr. Henry-Tillman!


June 6, 2019

Faculty Red Sash Winners 2019

Picture of Honors Convocation programs

The College of Medicine Class of 2019 honored the following Surgery faculty for their teaching: Avi Bhavaraju, M.D. Janina Bonwich, M.D. Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D. Jason Mizell, M.D. Kevin Sexton, M.D. J.R. (John) Taylor, M.D. Congratulations to these stellar surgeons and educators!


May 22, 2019

Farewell to Dr. Bentley

Rick Bentley, M.D.

Frederick “Rick” Bentley, M.D., has served as chair of the Department of Surgery since 2015. He retires this month. We gathered some farewell messages from around the department.  Thank you Dr. Bentley for your service and leadership! Residents:   Dr. Bentley: You have been a great mentor through my residency. Appreciate all you have done…


Thoracic Surgeon Steliga Honored by UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary

Matthew Steliga, M.D., is joined by UAMS Cancer Institute Interim Director Laura Hutchins, M.D.

By Susan Van Dusen When Matthew Steliga, M.D., arrived at UAMS 10 years ago, he faced an uphill battle. Lung cancer rates in the state were skyrocketing, with an estimated 2,160 Arkansans losing their lives to the disease in 2009 alone. As UAMS’ only surgeon dedicated to the treatment of lung cancer, Steliga jumped in…


April 26, 2019

Dr. Henry-Tillman Honored as Healthcare Heroes Physician of the Year

UAMS Faculty on stage

By Tim Taylor UAMS Medical Center, four UAMS physicians and a UAMS researcher were honored April 24 as Healthcare Heroes at a luncheon to recognize individuals, companies and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas. It was the fourth year for the event, sponsored by the Arkansas Business Publishing…


April 17, 2019

Ronald Robertson, M.D., Named Chair of Surgery

Ronald Robertson, M.D.

By Amy Widner Ronald Robertson, M.D, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Robertson will assume the role in May upon the retirement of Frederick “Rick” Bentley, M.D., who has served as chair of the Department of Surgery since 2015. “Dr. Robertson is a…


January 29, 2019

Dr. Taylor featured in KATV Report About Scooter Safety

John Taylor, M.D.

If you’ve been downtown recently, you may have seen people zipping around on an electric scooter. The scooters have been in Little Rock for just about a month, and no injuries have been reported yet. But one UAMS doctor is speaking out about the dangers. Watch the story featuring Dr. Taylor on the KATV website.  


January 17, 2019

UAMS Colorectal Surgeon: Know the Symptoms and Your Surgeon

Doctor speaking with patient

By Katrina Dupins Most colorectal cancers occur in the colon, the abdominal portion of the large intestine, but up to a third of cases arise in the last 6-8 inches of the bowel, known as the rectum. While more challenging to treat than colon cancer, rectal cancers often display symptoms at an earlier stage, causing…


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