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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
Terry O. HarvilleAllergy and Immunology
Indranil ChakrabortyAnesthesiology
W. Brooks GentryAnesthesiology
Victor MandoffAnesthesiology
Charles A. NapolitanoAnesthesiology
James D. MarshCardiovascular Disease
Hakan PaydakCardiovascular Disease
David L. RutlenCardiovascular Disease
Asif A. SewaniCardiovascular Disease
Allison M. Shaw-DevineCardiovascular Disease
Barry F. UretskyCardiovascular Disease
J. Ralph Broadwater, Jr.Colon and Rectal Surgery
John B. ConeCritical Care Medicine
Henry Keung WongDermatology
Donald L. BodennerEndocrinology and Metabolism
Stavros C. ManolagasEndocrinology and Metabolism
Robert S. WeinsteinEndocrinology and Metabolism
Ann T. RiggsGeriatric Medicine
Jeanne Y. WeiGeriatric Medicine
G. Thomas Frazier, Jr.Hand Surgery
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
Isaam MakhoulMedical Oncology and Hematology
John M. ArthurNephrology
Michelle W. KrauseNephrology
John Diaz DayNeurological Surgery
T. Glenn PaitNeurological Surgery
Robert Leroy (Lee) ArcherNeurology
Rohit DhallNeurology
James E. McDonaldNuclear Medicine
James M. AlexanderObstetrics and Gynecology
Nancy R. Andrews CollinsObstetrics and Gynecology
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
G. Thomas Frazier, Jr.Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard W. Nicholas, Jr.Orthopaedic Surgery
Ruth L. ThomasOrthopaedic Surgery
John L. Vander SchildenOrthopaedic Surgery
John L. DornhofferOtolaryngology
Mauricio MorenoOtolaryngology
James Y. SuenOtolaryngology
Emre VuralOtolaryngology
Murat GokdenPathology
Aubrey Hough, Jr.Pathology
Jennifer HuntPathology
Terry O. HarvillePediatric Rheumatology
Bryan L. Burke, Jr.Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Billy Ray ThomasPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Richard R. AclinPediatrics/General
Bryan L. Burke, Jr.Pediatrics/General
Kevin M. MeansPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jeffrey L. ClothierPsychiatry
Pedro L. DelgadoPsychiatry
G. Richard SmithPsychiatry
Larry G. JohnsonPulmonary Medicine
Edgardo J. Chua AngtuacoRadiology
Teresita L. AngtuacoRadiology
Kedar JambhekarRadiology
Philip J. KenneyRadiology
Hemendra R. ShahRadiology
Seth Mark BerneyRheumatology
Gary W. BaroneSurgery
John B. ConeSurgery
Mauricio MorenoSurgery
Ronald RobertsonSurgery
Emre VuralSurgery
J. Ralph Broadwater, Jr.Surgical Oncology
Ronda S. Henry-TillmanSurgical Oncology
V. Suzanne KlimbergSurgical Oncology
Kent C. WestbrookSurgical Oncology
H. Gareth ToblerThoracic Surgery
Gary W. BaroneVascular Surgery
Mohammed M. MoursiVascular Surgery


Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System/ UAMS

Physician NameSpecialty
Jon P. LindemannCardiovascular Disease
Eugene S. Smith IIICardiovascular Disease
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
Michael L. SchmitzAnesthesiology
Abid Ul GhafoorAnesthesiology
Laura P. JamesClinical Pharmacology
G. Bradley SchaeferMedical Genetics
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
Anna-Maria OniseiPediatric Anesthesiology
Michael L. SchmitzPediatric Anesthesiology
M. Saif SiddiquiPediatric Anesthesiology
Abid Ul GhafoorPediatric Anesthesiology
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
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
Jill FussellPediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Eldon Gerald SchulzPediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
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
Tonya Marie ThompsonPediatric Emergency Medicine
David L. BectonPediatric Hematology-Oncology
Carolyn Suzanne SaccentePediatric Hematology-Oncology
Robert L. Saylors IIIPediatric Hematology-Oncology
Kimo C. StinePediatric Hematology-Oncology
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
Thomas G. WellsPediatric Nephrology
Robert Dale BlasierPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard E. McCarthyPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles Michael BowerPediatric Otolaryngology
Gresham RichterPediatric Otolaryngology
Michael L. SchmitzPediatric Pain Management
Ariel BerlinskiPediatric Pulmonology
John Lee CarrollPediatric Pulmonology
Supriya K. JambhekarPediatric Pulmonology
Charles Albert JamesPediatric Radiology
Jason A. DarePediatric Rheumatology
John Lee CarrollPediatric Sleep Medicine
Elton R. ClevelandPediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Robert W. ArringtonPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
R. Whit HallPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Robert E. LylePediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Ashley S. Ross IIIPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Bonnie J. TaylorPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Donnal C. WalterPediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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
Samuel D. SmithPediatric Surgery
Stephen J. CanonPediatric Urology
Mary E. AitkenPediatrics/General
Shelly L. BaldwinPediatrics/General
Debra D. BectonPediatrics/General
Carrie M. BrownPediatrics/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
Hannah Beene-LowderPediatrics/General
Charles Albert JamesRadiology