//Best Doctors in America
Best Doctors in America 2017-05-25T18:23:41+00:00

Best Doctors in America

UAMS Physicians Among Best Doctors in America

Best Doctors 2015

At UAMS, we are honored that more than half — almost 200 of 308 — of the Best Doctors in Arkansas are UAMS College of Medicine physicians who practice at the UAMS Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare System.

This list is compiled by Best Doctors Inc. and published by the weekly newspaper Arkansas Times.

Best Doctors’ team of researchers conducts a biennial poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients.

Using a polling method and balloting software that Gallup® has audited and certified, they gather the
insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming
their credentials and specific areas of expertise.

The result is the Best Doctors in America List, which includes the nation’s most respected specialists and
outstanding primary care physicians in the nation. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as
the best in their fields. They cannot pay a fee and are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote
for themselves. It is a list which is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients
alike as the source of top quality medical information.”

Gallup has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion The Best
Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes.
These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 database, which includes close
to 40,000 U.S. doctors in more than 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties. The Best Doctors in
America® database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc.

“Best Doctors,” “The Best Doctors in America” and the Best Doctors logo are registered trademarks of Best Doctors Inc. and are used under license.

Physicians shown at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System are faculty physicians in the UAMS College of Medicine and their primary practice is at one of these hospitals.


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Physician Name Specialty
Terry O. Harville Allergy and Immunology
Indranil Chakraborty Anesthesiology
W. Brooks Gentry Anesthesiology
Victor Mandoff Anesthesiology
Charles A. Napolitano Anesthesiology
James D. Marsh Cardiovascular Disease
Hakan Paydak Cardiovascular Disease
David L. Rutlen Cardiovascular Disease
Asif A. Sewani Cardiovascular Disease
Allison M. Shaw-Devine Cardiovascular Disease
Barry F. Uretsky Cardiovascular Disease
J. Ralph Broadwater, Jr. Colon and Rectal Surgery
John B. Cone Critical Care Medicine
Henry Keung Wong Dermatology
Donald L. Bodenner Endocrinology and Metabolism
Stavros C. Manolagas Endocrinology and Metabolism
Robert S. Weinstein Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ann T. Riggs Geriatric Medicine
Jeanne Y. Wei Geriatric Medicine
G. Thomas Frazier, Jr. Hand Surgery
Robert W. Bradsher, Jr. Infectious Disease
Michael Saccente Infectious Disease
Robert T. Cheek Internal Medicine
William E. Golden Internal Medicine
Robert Howard Hopkins, Jr. Internal Medicine
Robert Charles Lavender Internal Medicine
Michael Saccente Internal Medicine
Sara Ghori Tariq Internal Medicine
Peter D. Emanuel Medical Oncology and Hematology
Isaam Makhoul Medical Oncology and Hematology
John M. Arthur Nephrology
Michelle W. Krause Nephrology
John Diaz Day Neurological Surgery
T. Glenn Pait Neurological Surgery
Robert Leroy (Lee) Archer Neurology
Rohit Dhall Neurology
James E. McDonald Nuclear Medicine
James M. Alexander Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nancy R. Andrews Collins Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alexander F. Burnett Obstetrics and Gynecology
Everett F. Magann Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paul J. Wendel Obstetrics and Gynecology
Christopher T. Westfall Ophthalmology
Shahryar Ahmadi Orthopaedic Surgery
C. Lowry Barnes Orthopaedic Surgery
G. Thomas Frazier, Jr. Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard W. Nicholas, Jr. Orthopaedic Surgery
Ruth L. Thomas Orthopaedic Surgery
John L. Vander Schilden Orthopaedic Surgery
John L. Dornhoffer Otolaryngology
Mauricio Moreno Otolaryngology
James Y. Suen Otolaryngology
Emre Vural Otolaryngology
Murat Gokden Pathology
Aubrey Hough, Jr. Pathology
Jennifer Hunt Pathology
Terry O. Harville Pediatric Rheumatology
Bryan L. Burke, Jr. Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Billy Ray Thomas Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Richard R. Aclin Pediatrics/General
Bryan L. Burke, Jr. Pediatrics/General
Kevin M. Means Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jeffrey L. Clothier Psychiatry
Pedro L. Delgado Psychiatry
G. Richard Smith Psychiatry
Larry G. Johnson Pulmonary Medicine
Edgardo J. Chua Angtuaco Radiology
Teresita L. Angtuaco Radiology
Kedar Jambhekar Radiology
Philip J. Kenney Radiology
Hemendra R. Shah Radiology
Seth Mark Berney Rheumatology
Gary W. Barone Surgery
John B. Cone Surgery
Mauricio Moreno Surgery
Ronald Robertson Surgery
Emre Vural Surgery
J. Ralph Broadwater, Jr. Surgical Oncology
Ronda S. Henry-Tillman Surgical Oncology
V. Suzanne Klimberg Surgical Oncology
Kent C. Westbrook Surgical Oncology
H. Gareth Tobler Thoracic Surgery
Gary W. Barone Vascular Surgery
Mohammed M. Moursi Vascular Surgery


Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System/ UAMS

Physician Name Specialty
Jon P. Lindemann Cardiovascular Disease
Eugene S. Smith III Cardiovascular Disease
Thomas P. Monson Infectious Disease
Kathy Lynn Thomas Nuclear Medicine
Tim A. Kimbrell Psychiatry
Jeffrey M. Pyne Psychiatry
John Spollen Psychiatry


Arkansas Children’s Hospital/ UAMS

Physician Name Specialty
Stacie M. Jones Allergy and Immunology
Amy M. Scurlock Allergy and Immunology
Michael L. Schmitz Anesthesiology
Abid Ul Ghafoor Anesthesiology
Laura P. James Clinical Pharmacology
G. Bradley Schaefer Medical Genetics
Gresham Richter Otolaryngology
Stacie M. Jones Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Tamara T. Perry Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Amy M. Scurlock Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Jesus (JoJo) Apuya Pediatric Anesthesiology
James Grady Crosland Pediatric Anesthesiology
Jayant K. Deshpande Pediatric Anesthesiology
Anna-Maria Onisei Pediatric Anesthesiology
Michael L. Schmitz Pediatric Anesthesiology
M. Saif Siddiqui Pediatric Anesthesiology
Abid Ul Ghafoor Pediatric Anesthesiology
Thomas H. Best Pediatric Cardiology
Renee Adams Bornemeier Pediatric Cardiology
Brian K. Eble Pediatric Cardiology
Eudice E. Fontenot Pediatric Cardiology
Elizabeth A. Frazier Pediatric Cardiology
M. Michele Moss Pediatric Cardiology
Paul Michael Seib Pediatric Cardiology
Stephen G. Kahler Pediatric Clinical Genetics
Richard Thomas Fiser Pediatric Critical Care
Xiomara Garcia-Casal Pediatric Critical Care
M. Michele Moss Pediatric Critical Care
Parthak Prodhan Pediatric Critical Care
Ronald C. Sanders, Jr. Pediatric Critical Care
Stephen M. Schexnayder Pediatric Critical Care
Jay M. Kincannon Pediatric Dermatology
Jill Fussell Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Eldon Gerald Schulz Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Rhonda M. Dick Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mary Huckabee Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Laura P. James Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rebecca Latch Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rebecca A. Schexnayder Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Steven W. Shirm Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Kendall Lane Stanford Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Tonya Marie Thompson Pediatric Emergency Medicine
David L. Becton Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Carolyn Suzanne Saccente Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Robert L. Saylors III Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Kimo C. Stine Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
W. Matthew Linam Pediatric Infectious Disease
Jose R. Romero Pediatric Infectious Disease
Charles Albert James Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Stephen G. Kahler Pediatric Medical Genetics
G. Bradley Schaefer Pediatric Medical Genetics
Laura P. James Pediatric Medical Toxicology
Richard T. Blaszak Pediatric Nephrology
Eileen N. Ellis Pediatric Nephrology
Thomas G. Wells Pediatric Nephrology
Robert Dale Blasier Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard E. McCarthy Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles Michael Bower Pediatric Otolaryngology
Gresham Richter Pediatric Otolaryngology
Michael L. Schmitz Pediatric Pain Management
Ariel Berlinski Pediatric Pulmonology
John Lee Carroll Pediatric Pulmonology
Supriya K. Jambhekar Pediatric Pulmonology
Charles Albert James Pediatric Radiology
Jason A. Dare Pediatric Rheumatology
John Lee Carroll Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Elton R. Cleveland Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Robert W. Arrington Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
R. Whit Hall Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Robert E. Lyle Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Ashley S. Ross III Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Bonnie J. Taylor Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Donnal C. Walter Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gregory B. Sharp Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, General
Stephen G. Kahler Pediatric Specialist/Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
M. Sidney Dassinger Pediatric Surgery
Richard J. Jackson Pediatric Surgery
R. Todd Maxson Pediatric Surgery
Samuel D. Smith Pediatric Surgery
Stephen J. Canon Pediatric Urology
Mary E. Aitken Pediatrics/General
Shelly L. Baldwin Pediatrics/General
Debra D. Becton Pediatrics/General
Carrie M. Brown Pediatrics/General
Rosana Diokno Pediatrics/General
Joseph M. Elser Pediatrics/General
Charles Robert Feild Pediatrics/General
James S. Magee Pediatrics/General
Laura R. McLeane Pediatrics/General
Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr. Pediatrics/General
A. Larry Simmons Pediatrics/General
Hannah Beene-Lowder Pediatrics/General
Charles Albert James Radiology