Tom Roberts to lead sports medicine program at Conway Regional

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Orthopaedic surgeon Tom Roberts has joined Conway Regional Health System as medical director for a new sports medicine program that’s part of the Conway Regional Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Roberts will help oversee six full-time athletic trainers across Faulkner County.

The center opened July 31 in Suite 302 of the Medical Tower of Conway Regional Medical Center. Roberts will starts seeing patients in early August.

“This is another very positive step forward in the partnership that Conway Regional is creating with physicians,” said Matt Troup, president and CEO of Conway Regional Health System. “By partnering with outstanding physicians in our community in the areas of orthopaedics, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology and other specialties, we are working to ensure that patients can find the services they need here in Conway.”

Roberts has been an orthopaedic surgeon in Conway for more than 25 years and teaches orthopaedic surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

“We are pleased to have such a respected surgeon as Dr. Roberts join Conway Regional and partner to create the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine,” said Rebekah Fincher, corporate director of physician relations and business development. “Dr. Roberts is known for outstanding care and for his interest in the wellbeing of young athletes. He also is a highly-respected educator throughout the state.”

Roberts said the new relationship benefits his patients because it “integrates my experience along with the orthopaedic services of Conway Regional. Additionally, as part of this new arrangement in partnership with Conway Regional Health System and other local area community physicians, we will announce the creation of the Conway Regional Comprehensive Sports Outreach Program, that will create a sustainable, physician-led Sports Outreach Program focused on the needs of patients and athletes.”

Roberts completed his orthopaedics residency and internship at UAMS and a fellowship at the LSU Knee and Sports Medicine Clinic. He received a medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport.