Department News

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…

December 20, 2018

Dr. Indranil Charkraborty Uses Facetime During Open Brain Surgery

Indranil Charkraborty in operating room

The use of FaceTime during brain surgery became a reality recently at UAMS. UAMS Neuroanesthesiologist Doctor Indranil Charkraborty pitched the idea to an awake craniotomy patient before he went under the knife. He used the FaceTime as a way to calm Chris Stephenson as surgeons attempted to removed the orange sized tumor pressing on his…

November 19, 2018

Two Residents Present at National Conference

Patrick Page presenting at a podium

Two UAMS Anesthesiology residents presented at The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Fall 2018 Conference: Patrick Page on the chronic treatment of Genitofemoral Neuralgia and Lawson Smith on a challenging case of discitis after an injection of allograft umbilical stem cells.

October 31, 2018

Dr. Saeedah Asaf’s New App

Saeeda Asaf

Dr. Saeedah Asaf, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, invested her own money and worked with programmers to develop a low-cost technology solution for capturing Lancet Commission for Global Surgery goals for surgical volume and outcomes. Her “Anesthesia log app” can be downloaded for free from the Android Play Store. This month, she won third place…

September 7, 2018

Residents Teach in Simulation Labs

Loren Guzman teaches medical students in the anesthesiology lab

Simulation labs provide valuable hands-on learning opportunities for our students. This week Anesthesiology residents Tolga Suvar, M.D., Matt Williams, M.D., and Loren Guzman, M.D., taught third-year medical students during anesthesia simulations. Click on the pictures below to see them in a larger size.

July 23, 2018

UAMS College of Medicine Names Arundathi Reddy, M.D., M.B.A., Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia


Arundathi Reddy, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed chief of pediatric anesthesia in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She will begin serving at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in November. Dr. Reddy is currently professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at the University of Kentucky…

April 10, 2018

Pennsylvania Woman Finds Better Life Through UAMS Pain Clinic

Patient posing for camera in clinic

Carye Beavers is always in pain. The 45-year-old has a degenerative bone disease that was made worse by a car accident in 2011. Before she discovered relief from the UAMS pain management clinic, Beavers says her days usually ended around noon because it hurt too much to function regularly beyond that. “On a scale of…

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