LITTLE ROCK – Pat O’Donnell, M.D., a native Arkansan and
O’Donnell is a 1972 graduate of UAMS and former chief of urology at the
“It’s a wonderful homecoming and I’m privileged to return to the place that launched my career,” O’Donnell said. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing the tradition of clinical and academic excellence in the Department of Urology at UAMS.”
O’Donnell is a specialist in female incontinence and is the editor of two books and has had several articles and book chapters published on incontinence in women, voiding dysfunction in people of all ages and other research topics. He has led numerous National Institute on Aging (NIA) and VA Merit Review research efforts, and has served as a member of study sections for the NIA, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive Diseases and Kidney Diseases, and the VA Research and Development Program.
O’Donnell was appointed professor of surgery and director of the
O’Donnell replaces Nabil K. Bissada, M.D., who was serving as interim chairman of the Department of Urology.
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