Department News


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

Reddy

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…


Dr. Jill Mhyre to Chair Anesthesiology

Jill Mhyre, M.D.

Jill Mhyre, M.D., Director of Obstetric Anesthesia and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, has been appointed to serve as Chair of Anesthesiology effective July 1. Dr. Mhyre will succeed W. Brooks Gentry, M.D., who has decided to step down in order to focus more of his time on research and academic…