The mission of the UAMS Anesthesiology Residency Program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of the individual resident who has chosen a career in anesthesiology, by tailoring a clinical and educational experience that will prepare the resident for the career they have envisioned.

We are a medium-sized residency program located in Little Rock, Arkansas. UAMS is Arkansas’s only Adult, Level 1 Trauma Center, and a large tertiary care referral center in Arkansas.  UAMS is a comprehensive stroke center and provides care for Arkansas’s and the surrounding state’s most critically ill patients, providing our residents with a robust clinical experience that will prepare them to chart their future.  Upon program completion, our graduates match into the most competitive fellowships, obtain academic appointments, or enter into private practice.

Our program is an ACGME-accredited, four-year program (PGY1-PGY4). Each year we match 13 PGY1 residents in the categorical match and one CA1 physician only position, giving our program 55 residents. We recruit locally, nationally, and internationally giving us a diverse resident population.


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

Contact Us

Residency Training Verification and Questions:
Mary Beth Gresham at or (501) 603-1656

Veronica Ussery at or (501) 686-8703

Alex Vandiver at or (501) 686-7565

Pain Fellowship Information
Angela Warr at or (501) 526-1090 X1600