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Best Doctors in America

UAMS Physicians Among Best Doctors in America

Best Doctors 2015

Once again, for 2015, UAMS has placed the most physicians on the state’s “Best Doctors” list with over 200 of the 361 Arkansas physicians named to the list on staff at UAMS.

UAMS has 207 staff members, or over 50 percent, on Arkansas’ “Best Doctors” list, which is compiled annually by Best Doctors Inc. and published by the weekly newspaper Arkansas Times.

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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 NameSpecialty
Indranil ChakrabortyAnesthesiology
W. Brooks GentryAnesthesiology
Victor MandoffAnesthesiology
Jill M. MhyreAnesthesiology
Charles A. NapolitanoAnesthesiology
James D. MarshCardiovascular Disease
Hakan PaydakCardiovascular Disease
David L. RutlenCardiovascular Disease
Allison M. Shaw-DevineCardiovascular Disease
J. Ralph Broadwater, Jr.Colon and Rectal Surgery
Paula Jean AndersonCritical Care Medicine
John B. ConeCritical Care Medicine
Muhammad JaffarCritical Care Medicine
Victor MandoffCritical Care Medicine
Henry Keung WongDermatology
Donald L. BodennerEndocrinology and Metabolism
Stavros C. ManolagasEndocrinology and Metabolism
Robert S. WeinsteinEndocrinology and Metabolism
Ann T. RiggsGeriatric Medicine
T. Scott SimmonsGeriatric Medicine
Jeanne Y. WeiGeriatric Medicine
Robert W. Bradsher, Jr.Infectious Disease
Michael SaccenteInfectious Disease
Robert T. CheekInternal Medicine
William E. GoldenInternal Medicine
Robert Howard Hopkins, Jr.Internal Medicine
Robert Charles LavenderInternal Medicine
Michael SaccenteInternal Medicine
Sara Ghori TariqInternal Medicine
Peter D. EmanuelMedical Oncology and Hematology
Laura Fulper HutchinsMedical Oncology and Hematology
Isaam MakhoulMedical Oncology and Hematology
Sameh R. Abul-EzzNephrology
Michelle W. KrauseNephrology
John Diaz DayNeurological Surgery
T. Glenn PaitNeurological Surgery
Robert Leroy (Lee) ArcherNeurology
M. Betul GundogduNeurology
Walter Steven MetzerNeurology
Stacy A. RudnickiNeurology
James E. McDonaldNuclear Medicine
Alexander F. BurnettObstetrics and Gynecology
Everett F. MagannObstetrics and Gynecology
Paul J. WendelObstetrics and Gynecology
Christopher T. WestfallOphthalmology
Shahryar AhmadiOrthopaedic Surgery
C. Lowry BarnesOrthopaedic Surgery
Richard W. Nicholas, Jr.Orthopaedic Surgery
Ruth L. ThomasOrthopaedic Surgery
John L. Vander SchildenOrthopaedic Surgery
John L. DornhofferOtolaryngology
Mauricio MorenoOtolaryngology
James Y. SuenOtolaryngology
Murat GokdenPathology
Aubrey Hough, Jr.Pathology
Jennifer HuntPathology
Laura W. LampsPathology
Jill FussellPediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Eldon Gerald SchulzPediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Bryan L. Burke, Jr.Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
R. Whit HallPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Clare C. NesmithPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Billy Ray ThomasPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Richard R. AclinPediatrics/General
Bryan L. Burke, Jr.Pediatrics/General
James C. YuenPlastic Surgery
James A. ClardyPsychiatry
Jeffrey L. ClothierPsychiatry
Pedro L. DelgadoPsychiatry
G. Richard SmithPsychiatry
Zachary N. StowePsychiatry
Paula Jean AndersonPulmonary Medicine
Teresita L. AngtuacoRadiology
Kedar JambhekarRadiology
Hemendra R. ShahRadiology
Seth Mark BerneyRheumatology
Gary W. BaroneSurgery
John B. ConeSurgery
Mauricio MorenoSurgery
Ronald RobertsonSurgery
Emre VuralSurgery
J. Ralph Broadwater, Jr.Surgical Oncology
V. Suzanne KlimbergSurgical Oncology
Kent C. WestbrookSurgical Oncology
H. Gareth ToblerThoracic Surgery
Mohammed M. MoursiVascular Surgery


Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System/ UAMS

Physician NameSpecialty
Jon P. LindemannCardiovascular Disease
Eugene S. Smith IIICardiovascular Disease
David A. LipschitzGeriatric Medicine
Thomas P. MonsonInfectious Disease
Kathy Lynn ThomasNuclear Medicine
Tim A. KimbrellPsychiatry
Jeffrey M. PynePsychiatry
John SpollenPsychiatry


Arkansas Children’s Hospital/ UAMS

Physician NameSpecialty
Stacie M. JonesAllergy and Immunology
Amy M. ScurlockAllergy and Immunology
Abid Ul GhafoorAnesthesiology
Michael L. SchmitzAnesthesiology
Laura P. JamesClinical Pharmacology
G. Bradley SchaeferMedical Genetics
J. Michael KeyOtolaryngology
Gresham RichterOtolaryngology
Stacie M. JonesPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Tamara T. PerryPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Amy M. ScurlockPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Jesus (JoJo) ApuyaPediatric Anesthesiology
James Grady CroslandPediatric Anesthesiology
Jayant K. DeshpandePediatric Anesthesiology
Timothy W. MartinPediatric Anesthesiology
Anna-Maria OniseiPediatric Anesthesiology
Michael L. SchmitzPediatric Anesthesiology
M. Saif SiddiquiPediatric Anesthesiology
Abid Ul GhafoorPediatric Anesthesiology
J. Michael VollersPediatric Anesthesiology
Michiaki ImamuraPediatric Cardiac Surgery
Thomas H. BestPediatric Cardiology
Renee Adams BornemeierPediatric Cardiology
Brian K. EblePediatric Cardiology
Eudice E. FontenotPediatric Cardiology
Elizabeth A. FrazierPediatric Cardiology
M. Michele MossPediatric Cardiology
Paul Michael SeibPediatric Cardiology
Stephen G. KahlerPediatric Clinical Genetics
Richard Thomas FiserPediatric Critical Care
Xiomara Garcia-CasalPediatric Critical Care
Mark J. HeulittPediatric Critical Care
M. Michele MossPediatric Critical Care
Parthak ProdhanPediatric Critical Care
Ronald C. Sanders, Jr.Pediatric Critical Care
Stephen M. SchexnayderPediatric Critical Care
Jay M. KincannonPediatric Dermatology
Rhonda M. DickPediatric Emergency Medicine
Mary HuckabeePediatric Emergency Medicine
Laura P. JamesPediatric Emergency Medicine
Rebecca LatchPediatric Emergency Medicine
Rebecca A. SchexnayderPediatric Emergency Medicine
Steven W. ShirmPediatric Emergency Medicine
Kendall Lane StanfordPediatric Emergency Medicine
Elizabeth Anne StormPediatric Emergency Medicine
Tonya Marie ThompsonPediatric Emergency Medicine
Juliana FremPediatric Gastroenterology
George J. Fuchs IIIPediatric Gastroenterology
David L. BectonPediatric Hematology-Oncology
Amir R. MianPediatric Hematology-Oncology
Carolyn Suzanne SaccentePediatric Hematology-Oncology
Robert L. Saylors IIIPediatric Hematology-Oncology
Kimo C. StinePediatric Hematology-Oncology
Jin-Young HanPediatric Infectious Disease
Nada S. HarikPediatric Infectious Disease
W. Matthew LinamPediatric Infectious Disease
Jose R. RomeroPediatric Infectious Disease
Charles Albert JamesPediatric Interventional Radiology
Stephen G. KahlerPediatric Medical Genetics
G. Bradley SchaeferPediatric Medical Genetics
Laura P. JamesPediatric Medical Toxicology
Richard T. BlaszakPediatric Nephrology
Eileen N. EllisPediatric Nephrology
Karen M. RedwinePediatric Nephrology
Thomas G. WellsPediatric Nephrology
James AronsonPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Robert Dale BlasierPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard E. McCarthyPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles Michael BowerPediatric Otolaryngology
Gresham RichterPediatric Otolaryngology
Michael L. SchmitzPediatric Pain Management
Vikki A. StefansPediatric Physical Medicine and Rehab
Ariel BerlinskiPediatric Pulmonology
John Lee CarrollPediatric Pulmonology
Gulnur ComPediatric Pulmonology
Supriya K. JambhekarPediatric Pulmonology
Dennis SchellhasePediatric Pulmonology
Charles Albert JamesPediatric Radiology
Jason A. DarePediatric Rheumatology
John Lee CarrollPediatric Sleep Medicine
Elton R. ClevelandPediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Brian H. HardinPediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
J. Darrell NesmithPediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Robert W. ArringtonPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Robert E. LylePediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Ashley S. Ross IIIPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Joanne S. SzaboPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Bonnie J. TaylorPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Bernadette M. LangePediatric Specialist/Neurology, General
Gregory B. SharpPediatric Specialist/Neurology, General
Stephen G. KahlerPediatric Specialist/Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
M. Sidney DassingerPediatric Surgery
Richard J. JacksonPediatric Surgery
R. Todd MaxsonPediatric Surgery
Stephen J. CanonPediatric Urology
Mary E. AitkenPediatrics/General
Ronald L. BaldwinPediatrics/General
Shelly L. BaldwinPediatrics/General
Lanessa D. BassPediatrics/General
Debra D. BectonPediatrics/General
Hannah Beene-LowderPediatrics/General
Carrie M. BrownPediatrics/General
Dale W. Dildy, Jr.Pediatrics/General
Rosana DioknoPediatrics/General
Joseph M. ElserPediatrics/General
Charles Robert FeildPediatrics/General
James S. MageePediatrics/General
Laura R. McLeanePediatrics/General
Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr.Pediatrics/General
A. Larry SimmonsPediatrics/General
Christopher E. SmithPediatrics/General
Charles Albert JamesRadiology
John Lee CarrollSleep Medicine