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 year we match 13 PGY1 residents and one CA1 resident, giving our program a total of 55 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.


Program Director

Charles Napolitano, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, UAMS

Associate Program Directors

Jill Ramsey, M.D.                                                                                                                  Associate Program Director: Wellness, Clinical Ops/ Scheduling

Shannon Dare, M.D.                                                                                                             Associate Program Director: Academic Development

Riley Lide, M.D.                                                                                                                    Associate Program Director: Clinical Development

Program Manager: Mary Beth Gresham, C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator: Veronica Ussery, BBA
Residency Program Coordinator: Alex Vandiver

Pain Fellowship Coordinator: Angela Warr


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

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