The residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) at Little Rock provides a strong educational and clinical experience for residents in anesthesiology. Our program is an ACGME-accredited, four-year program (PGY1-PGY4). Each post graduate year has 14 available slots, giving our program a total of 56 residents.

During your residency you will rotate through UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, CHI St. Vincent Medical Center, and Baptist Medical Center. Since UAMS is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and due to the complexity of the medical conditions inherent in our participating sites’ patient population, our residents graduate with the clinical skills needed to navigate challenging cases.

Our rotation sites administer over 33,000 anesthetics per year in 43 operating and delivery rooms. We have recently named an associate program director for education and expanded our didactic teaching program, partnering with the Stanford AIM Lab. You will have ample opportunity to participate in research as we continue to expand our programs.


Program Director

Charles Napolitano, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, UAMS

Associate Program Director
Kristen Lienhart, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology, UAMS

Instructional Development Specialist: Mary Beth Gresham, C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator: Kathy Graham
Education Coordinator: Anna S. Moses, M.Ed.