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…

April 8, 2019

Anesthesia Departmental Tennis Tournament

Tennis ball next to a stethoscope on a court

Join us for the Anesthesia Department Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 11, starting at 8:00 AM at the Rebsamen Tennis Center in Midtown on 12th Street. Highlights: All UAMS, ACH & VA Anesthesia departmental employees and immediate family can participate. Entries can be in the following categories: Men’s Singles Men’s Doubles Women’s Singles Women’s Doubles…

February 12, 2019

Dr. Goree featured on Fox 16

Dr. Goree on Fox 16 set

People with chronic painful diabetic neuropathy are being enrolled in a research study of a spinal cord stimulation device designed to reduce the pain. Dr. Jonathan Goree of the Department of Anesthesiology explains the device on Fox 16 Good Day.  Watch the video on the Fox 16 website.

January 29, 2019

New Faculty – January 2019

David Kelley

David Kelley, D.O., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care medicine-anesthesiology, both at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Kelley has over 10 years of…

January 22, 2019

UAMS Anesthesia at North American Neuromodulation Society Conference

Choi and Suvar and Maranto posing in front of research poster

On January 18th and 19th, the North American Neuromodulation Society met to discuss advances in the fields of spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and deep brain stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain and other chronic diseases.  Lauren Byers, APRN, won the nurse practitioner travel award for her presentation of dorsal root ganglion stimulation for persistent…

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