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. UAMS is Arkansas’s only adult level one trauma center with approximately 2500 complex polytrauma cases per year. This coupled with being a large tertiary care center with a full complement of surgical subspecialties that draw medically and surgically challenging cases from both Arkansas and surrounding states, provides our residents with a robust clinical experience that will prepare them for even the most challenging practice opportunities upon graduation.

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 Directors

Kristen Lienhart, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology, UAMS

Donald Crabtree, D.O.
Department of Anesthesiology, UAMS

Program Manager: Mary Beth Gresham, C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator: Ashley Gregory,  B.S.
Residency Program Coordinator: Alex Vandiver


Employment Verifications:
Lisa Bilello at or (501) 686-8066

Residency Training Verifications:
Mary Beth Gresham at or (501) 603-1656