Department News


May 16, 2018

BioVentures fastPace Course Helps Researchers Grasp Business Basics

Researcher presenting in front of a screen

Even a classroom full of experienced researchers with Ph.D. and medical degrees still found useful things to learn about business during the fastPace course organized by BioVentures. “We enrolled in the class because we thought we had a good idea, but we didn’t really know how to take it to the next step,” said Marie…


April 13, 2018

John Pagteilan, M.D., Elected Resident of the Year

John Pagteilan, M.D.

The 2018 graduating class of the UAMS College of Medicine has elected John Pagteilan, M.D., a second-year resident in the Department of Surgery, as Resident of the Year. The students vote for this designation out of all the residents from each College of Medicine department. The presentation of the award will be made during the college’s Honors…


April 5, 2018

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS College of Medicine Host Investiture Ceremony for Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Reemtsen and UAMS and Children’s officials

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine celebrated the investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D., professor in the Department of Surgery and Director of the Heart Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, as the recipient and steward of the Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Endowed Chair in Pediatric…


April 4, 2018

Life-Saving Skills Taught at Stop the Bleed Event

Doctors demonstrate tourniquet technique

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. It only takes four to seven minutes to bleed to death from a serious injury — a short timeframe that often doesn’t give first responders enough time to get to the scene, much less get the injured person to a hospital. Q: So…


March 28, 2018

Dr. Ron Robertson Awarded Arkansas Business Physician of the Year

Ron Robertson, M.D.

Ron Robertson, M.D., has received the Arkansas Business Physician of the Year award. Read more at the Arkansas Business website.


March 27, 2018

Dr. Kent Westbrook Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.

Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at UAMS, has received the Arkansas Business Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award. Get more information in the article on the Arkansas Business website.


March 22, 2018

Investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D.

Brian Reemtsen, M.D.

You are cordially invited to attend the formal investiture of Brian Reemtsen, M.D. as the recipient and steward of the Log a Load for Kids of Arkansas Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery a program of Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:00…


March 20, 2018

Invasive Colon Cancer Caught Following Primary Care Visit

Blake Pond and family outside in snow gear

In the summer of 2016, Stuttgart native Blake Pond, 36, moved back to his home state after living in Dallas for 16 years. He, his wife, Ann, with their infant daughter, Caroline, wanted to be closer to family. So Pond accepted a position as chief of staff at the UAMS Myeloma Institute. On Oct. 5,…


March 19, 2018

Stop the Bleed Awareness Day

Stop the Bleeding E-invite graphic

Bleeding Emergency? Know what to do? Up to 20% of trauma deaths could be prevented each year with effective bleeding control. Learn how to save a life by attending the UAMS Stop the Bleed Awareness Day Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hands on demonstrations Information on Stop the Bleed Certification Tourniquet…


March 16, 2018

New General Surgery Residents

Tamara Osborn

Congratulations to our 2018 General Surgery Resident Match Class! Categorical Preliminary



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