October 6, 2020

Residents Present at ASA Annual Meeting

Ashley Bartels

Congratulations to three of our residents who were picked to present research at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. Click on the links to download the research posters.

September 29, 2020

Anesthesiology Resident, Neuroanesthesiology Chief Present Research on Propofol vs. Etomidate for Stroke


A fourth-year anesthesiology resident and neuroanesthesiology professor at UAMS presented a poster on the effects of two popular anesthesiology drugs on stroke patients at the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) virtual annual meeting in September. Resident Stephanie Kierstead, M.D., and Indranil Chakraborty, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Neuroanesthesiology,…

September 8, 2020

Gregory Lawson Smith, M.D., Joins UAMS as Pain Management Specialist

G. Lawson Smith

By Amy Widner G. Lawson Smith, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a fellowship-trained pain management specialist. He sees patients at the UAMS Health Pain Clinic in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, first floor, 501 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock. To make an appointment, call 501-686-8818. For more information, visit UAMSHealth.com/expertise/pain-management….

September 1, 2020

Dr. Sanford Featured in UAMS Health Talk Podcast

Graphic for Health Talk podcast

Dr. Joseph Sanford and Dr. Kevin Sexton discussed advancements in digital health and how those advancements relate to the COVID-19 pandemic on the UAMS Health Talk podcast. Listen to the podcast on the UAMS Health Talk webpage.

June 10, 2020

UAMS Medical Center Named Center of Excellence for Obstetric Anesthesia

Members of the Obstetric Anesthesia group posing outside the hospital

By Amy Widner The Division of Obstetric Anesthesia in the College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). This prestigious status is awarded to institutions that demonstrate the highest standards of obstetric…

November 20, 2019

UAMS Receives Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Program

Two CRNAs pose in an operating room

By Spencer Watson The University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) College of Nursing has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs to educate nurse anesthetists. “Creating a nurse anesthesia program fits within UAMS’s larger strategic goals of embracing innovative programs and new approaches to train tomorrow’s health care workforce…

October 30, 2019

In Severe Pain for 8 Years, Retired Teacher Finds Relief at UAMS

Doctor talks with patient in an exam room

By Katrina Dupins Complex regional pain syndrome is rare, affecting only one in 300,000 people. Yet it is the most painful chronic disease known to humankind, according to the McGill pain index. And some patients live with this disease for years and even decades before ever receiving a diagnosis. Johnathon Goree, M.D., director of the chronic…

October 28, 2019

Congrats to Our ASA Presenters!

Department presenters posing in front of a screen at the ASA conference

A hearty congratulations to all of our ASA presenters this year: Drs. Dougan, Sharawi, Troughton, Yeh, Lide, Singh, Napolitano, Palascak, Chakraborty, D’Souza, Jones, and Gentry. Thank you to the many people who showed up to support our departmental colleagues for each of the presentations. Both the scientific and the clinical programs were outstanding—for anyone  interested…

August 23, 2019

New Faculty

Matthew Williams

Sarah Margaret “Maggie” Coffield, D.O., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Dr. Coffield received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She interned at UAMS in 2014-2015 and completed her anesthesiology residency at UAMS in 2015-2018. Dr. Coffield most recently completed a pediatric anesthesiology…

July 24, 2019

Congrats to Our CA-2 Residents!


100% Amazing Congratulations to our 14 Clinical Anesthesia 2 (CA-2) residents on their 100% pass rate on the American Board of Anesthesiology Basic Exam – and to the many faculty and staff members whose dedication to resident education made this possible. These outstanding residents are Drs. Kevin Barkley, Daniel Bingham, Elizabeth Blankenship, Stephanie Kierstead, Paul…

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