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  • The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) ranks among the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for cranial neurosurgery, according to a new analysis by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Healthgrades awarded UAMS a 2022 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award, which recognizes hospitals with superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery,…

  • The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • Results of a 12-month multicenter randomized clinical trial led by Erika Petersen, M.D., a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), were published online Nov. 29 in Diabetes Care, highlighting the benefits of a breakthrough treatment for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). Petersen, director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery…

  • Hillary Williams, M.D., a specialist in movement disorders, has joined the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor. Williams is a native Arkansan who recently completed a two-year fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which Lee…

  • LITTLE ROCK — A neurologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has co-authored a paper in a leading neurology journal that provides the first best-practices consensus for treating two rare Parkinson’s-related disorders. Rohit Dhall, M.D., a professor of neurology in the College of Medicine and director of neurodegenerative disorders at UAMS, was…

  • Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers and medical professionals gathered virtually April 11 to learn about ways to keep the disease under control and deal with related psychological, cognitive and intimacy issues. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)’ Sixth Annual Parkinson’s Symposium was watched from about 120 locations, some with multiple viewers present. The 1.5…

  • LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been named a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Huntington’s disease by the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA). “Our multidisciplinary team comprised of neurologists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, nutritionists and geneticists has worked hard to bring the best care…

  • Jarna Shah, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a fellowship-trained pain management specialist with expertise in neuromodulation and obstetric-related chronic pain. She sees patients at the UAMS Health Pain Clinic in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, first floor, 501 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock. To make…

  • Erika Petersen, M.D., didn’t set out to become the first female neurosurgeon to be promoted to the rank of full professor in Arkansas. “If you had asked me to predict a few things in my life, that wouldn’t have been one of them. I would not have predicted being in Arkansas for 10 years. I…

  • Erika Horta, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a fellowship-trained neuro-immunologist and neuro-oncologist specializing in multiple sclerosis and brain and spine tumors. She sees multiple sclerosis patients at the UAMS Health Epilepsy and Neurology Clinic in Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 605, 5800 W. 10th St., just off Interstate 630…