Sheldon Riklon, M.D. Family Medicine Physician
- Area of Expertise
- Primary Care
- Patient Type
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Primary Appointment Location
Family Medical Center — Fayetteville
1125 N. College Ave.
- Appointment Phone Number
- (479) 521-8260
About Dr. Riklon
Dr. Riklon is the Peter O. Kohler, M.D., Endowed Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He is one of only two Marshallese physicians to complete medical school and residency training from U.S.-accredited programs. Riklon trains residents in the Family Medicine Center on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus and sees patients at the Community Clinic in Springdale, offering culturally appropriate care to the clinic’s Marshallese patients. Riklon earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He joined UAMS in 2016 from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, where he was an assistant professor and the family medicine clerkship director in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
Dr. Riklon's Academic Background
Dr. Sheldon Riklon joined the UAMS Northwest faculty in August, 2016. He splits his time between the Family Medicine Residency Program, the UAMS Office of Research and Community Health, and Community Clinic in Springdale. Dr. Riklon is one of only two Marshallese doctors practicing in the U.S.
He came to UAMS from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, where he served as family medicine clerkship director and as a faculty member in the UH Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a 2001 graduate of that residency program and a 1998 graduate of the Burns A. School of Medicine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
He is the inaugural holder of the Peter O. Kohler M.D. Endowed Chair in Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Fayetteville.
- Family and Preventive Medicine
- Associate Professor
- Medical School
- John A. Burns School of Medicine
Dr. Riklon's Research
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