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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 NameSpecialty
Shahryar AhmadiOrthopaedic Surgery
Nancy R. Andrews CollinsObstetrics and Gynecology
Edgardo J. Chua AngtuacoRadiology
Teresita L. AngtuacoRadiology
Robert Leroy (Lee) ArcherNeurology
John M. ArthurNephrology
C. Lowry BarnesOrthopaedic Surgery
Gary W. BaroneSurgery, Vascular Surgery
Seth Mark BerneyRheumatology
Donald L. BodennerEndocrinology and Metabolism
Robert W. Bradsher, Jr.Infectious Disease
J. Ralph Broadwater, Jr.Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Bryan L. Burke, Jr.Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics/General
Alexander F. BurnettObstetrics and Gynecology
Indranil ChakrabortyAnesthesiology
Robert T. CheekInternal Medicine
Jeffrey L. ClothierPsychiatry
John B. ConeCritical Care Medicine, Surgery
John Diaz DayNeurological Surgery
Pedro L. DelgadoPsychiatry
Rohit DhallNeurology
John L. DornhofferOtolaryngology
Peter D. EmanuelMedical Oncology and Hematology
G. Thomas Frazier, Jr.Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
W. Brooks GentryAnesthesiology
Murat GokdenPathology
William E. GoldenInternal Medicine
Terry O. HarvilleAllergy and Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
Ronda S. Henry-TillmanSurgical Oncology
Robert Howard Hopkins, Jr.Internal Medicine
Aubrey Hough, Jr.Pathology
Jennifer HuntPathology
Kedar JambhekarRadiology
Larry G. JohnsonPulmonary Medicine
Stacy JonesAnesthesiology
Philip J. KenneyRadiology
Michelle W. KrauseNephrology
Robert Charles LavenderInternal Medicine
Everett F. MagannObstetrics and Gynecology
Isaam MakhoulMedical Oncology and Hematology
Victor MandoffAnesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine
Stavros C. ManolagasEndocrinology and Metabolism
James D. MarshCardiovascular Disease
James E. McDonaldNuclear Medicine
Kevin M. MeansPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mauricio MorenoOtolaryngology,Surgery
Mohammed M. MoursiVascular Surgery
Charles A. NapolitanoAnesthesiology
Richard W. Nicholas, Jr.Orthopaedic Surgery
T. Glenn PaitNeurological Surgery
Hakan PaydakCardiovascular Disease
Ann T. RiggsGeriatric Medicine
Ronald RobertsonSurgery
David L. RutlenCardiovascular Disease
Michael SaccenteInfectious Disease. Internal Medicine
Hemendra R. ShahRadiology
Allison M. Shaw-DevineCardiovascular Disease
G. Richard SmithPsychiatry
James Y. SuenOtolaryngology
Sara Ghori TariqInternal Medicine
Billy Ray ThomasPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
H. Gareth ToblerThoracic Surgery
Barry F. UretskyCardiovascular Disease
John L. Vander SchildenOrthopaedic Surgery
Emre VuralOtolaryngology. Surgery
Jeanne Y. WeiGeriatric Medicine
Robert S. WeinsteinEndocrinology and Metabolism
Paul J. WendelObstetrics and Gynecology
Kent C. WestbrookSurgical Oncology
Christopher T. WestfallOphthalmology
Henry Keung WongDermatology

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System/ UAMS

Physician NameSpecialty
Tim A. KimbrellPsychiatry
Jon P. LindemannCardiovascular Disease
Thomas P. MonsonInfectious Disease
Jeffrey M. PynePsychiatry
Eugene S. Smith IIICardiovascular Disease
John SpollenPsychiatry

Arkansas Children’s Hospital/ UAMS

Physician's NameSpecialty
Mary E. AitkenPediatrics/General
Jesus (JoJo) ApuyaPediatric Anesthesiology
Robert W. ArringtonPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Shelly L. BaldwinPediatrics/General
David L. BectonPediatric Hematology-Oncology
Debra D. BectonPediatrics/General
Hannah Beene-LowderPediatrics/General
Ariel BerlinskiPediatric Pulmonology
Thomas H. BestPediatric Cardiology
Robert Dale BlasierPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard T. BlaszakPediatric Nephrology
Renee Adams BornemeierPediatric Cardiology
Charles Michael BowerPediatric Otolaryngology
Carrie M. BrownPediatrics/General
Stephen J. CanonPediatric Urology
John Lee CarrollPediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Elton R. ClevelandPediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
James Grady CroslandPediatric Anesthesiology
Jason A. DarePediatric Rheumatology
M. Sidney DassingerPediatric Surgery
Jayant K. DeshpandePediatric Anesthesiology
Rhonda M. DickPediatric Emergency Medicine
Rosana DioknoPediatrics/General
Brian K. EblePediatric Cardiology
Eileen N. EllisPediatric Nephrology
Eudice E. FontenotPediatric Cardiology
Elizabeth A. FrazierPediatric Cardiology
Jill FussellPediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Xiomara Garcia-CasalPediatric Critical Care
Glenn GourleyPediatric Gastroenterology
R. Whit HallPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Mary HuckabeePediatric Emergency Medicine
Richard J. JacksonPediatric Surgery
Supriya K. JambhekarPediatric Pulmonology
Laura P. JamesClinical Pharmacology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medical Toxicology
Charles Albert JamesPediatric Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Stacie M. JonesAllergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Stephen G. KahlerPediatric Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Medical Genetics, Pediatric Specialist/Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
Jay M. KincannonPediatric Dermatology
Rebecca LatchPediatric Emergency Medicine
Robert E. LylePediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
James S. MageePediatrics/General
R. Todd MaxsonPediatric Surgery
Richard E. McCarthyPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Laura R. McLeanePediatrics/General
M. Michele MossPediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr.Pediatrics/General
Anna-Maria OniseiPediatric Anesthesiology
Tamara T. PerryPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Parthak ProdhanPediatric Critical Care
Gresham RichterOtolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Jose R. RomeroPediatric Infectious Disease
Ashley S. Ross IIIPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Carolyn Suzanne SaccentePediatric Hematology-Oncology
Ronald C. Sanders, Jr.Pediatric Critical Care
Robert L. Saylors IIIPediatric Hematology-Oncology
G. Bradley SchaeferMedical Genetics, Pediatric Medical Genetics
Stephen M. SchexnayderPediatric Critical Care
Rebecca A. SchexnayderPediatric Emergency Medicine
Michael L. SchmitzAnesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Management
Eldon Gerald SchulzPediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Amy M. ScurlockAllergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Paul Michael SeibPediatric Cardiology
Gregory B. SharpPediatric Specialist/Neurology, General
Steven W. ShirmPediatric Emergency Medicine
M. Saif SiddiquiPediatric Anesthesiology
A. Larry SimmonsPediatrics/General
Samuel D. SmithPediatric Surgery
Kendall Lane StanfordPediatric Emergency Medicine
Kimo C. StinePediatric Hematology-Oncology
Tonya Marie ThompsonPediatric Emergency Medicine
Donnal C. WalterPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Thomas G. WellsPediatric Nephrology