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July 29, 2019

Kevin Wong, D.O., Joins Faculty

Kevin Wong, D.O.

Kevin Wong, D.O., has joined the Department of Radiology as an Assistant Professor in the divisions of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Interventional Radiology. Dr. Wong received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York in 2012. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Michigan State University in 2017 and continued…


June 19, 2019

Arabinda Choudhary, M.D., M.B.A., Appointed Next Chair of Radiology at UAMS

Arabinda Choudhary

Arabinda Choudhary, M.D., M.B.A., FACHE, has been named chair of the Department of Radiology in the UAMS College of Medicine. He will join the faculty on August 1, following the retirement of current chair James McDonald, M.D. “Dr. Choudhary brings extensive experience as a clinical, executive and academic leader at top tier hospitals,” UAMS Executive…


June 17, 2019

New Spinal Surgery Gets Pulaski County Man Back on His Feet

patient and doctor talking in hospital hallway

By Katrina Dupins Six months after a fall left him severely injured, Dewey Raper, 65, was not healing as quickly as he thought he would. “I spent so much time in a wheelchair, a walker and on crutches,” Raper said. “Eventually, I got an MRI. Dr. Radvany viewed it and took the case over.” Martin…


April 16, 2019

Physician Treats Rare Cerebrovascular Disease, Restores Patient’s Vision

Patient covering one eye while looking at a doctor

By Katrina Dupins The first thing Valerie Hutchens noticed when she woke up in the recovery room after surgery was how much clearer the voices around her sounded. “I can hear you!” she said to her surgeon, Martin Radvany, M.D., UAMS interventional neuroradiologist. Among the myriad of symptoms Hutchens experienced with idiopathic intracranial hypertension was a…


January 29, 2019

New Faculty – January 2019

David Strain

Kelli Schmitz, M.D., has joined the Department of Radiology as an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Radiology. She received her medical degree from UAMS in 2000. Dr. Schmitz completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Shands Jacksonville in 2005. She continued her training, completing a fellowship in…


September 25, 2018

UAMS Physician Saves Teen from Effects of Rare Stroke

Dra Bishop shooting a basketball

Sept. 21, 2018 | Early on May 27, UAMS neuroradiologist Martin Radvany, M.D., was working to make sure that a joke about stroke from teenager Dra Bishop was not the last joke Dra made. Bishop’s stroke was not a laughing matter. Dra, 16, a Bentonville High School and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball player, was…


September 12, 2018

Radiology Staff Turns Department’s Newest Residents into “Captive” Audience

Faculty member and resident posing with radiation suit

Sept. 12, 2108 | Those who pursue a medical degree know the endeavor isn’t all fun and games but at times, learning and levity can intersect. Just ask the new UAMS radiology residents who recently found themselves locked in a room, working together to escape the clutches of a fictional crazy physician with hazardous nuclear…


August 31, 2018

New Faculty

Sumera Ali

Sumera Ali, M.D., has joined the Department of Radiology as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Radiology. She received her medical degree from the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2009. Dr. Ali completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at UAMS in 2017, serving as Chief Resident in 2016-2017. She continued her…


August 20, 2018

UAMS Radiology CME & Dinner Event

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CME Program Details:  CME Program Registration:  http://giving.uams.edu/diner


July 25, 2018

Study Finds Mentorship Could Reduce Gender Gap in Radiology

Two researchers with X Ray image

With each new class of medical students, the gender gap gets smaller – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Roopa Ram, M.D., has seen that change translate to radiology as a specialty. A historically male-dominated specialty, radiology nationwide has been slow to change. While medical student classes in general are closer to an even split,…



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