UAMS announces new residents for NWA facilities

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced Thursday (March 26) 10 new family medicine resident physicians and one new sports medicine fellow.

The family medicine residents are:

  • Jovan Baker, M.D. – Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
  • Kris De Nagel, M.D. – Hometown: Viera, Fla.
  • Renee Frederick, M.D. – Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Marvin Go, M.D. – Hometown: Whitestone, N.Y.
  • Ijanae Holman-Allgood, M.D. – Hometown, Niceville, Fla.
  • Joshua Johnson, M.D. – Hometown: Olathe, Kan.
  • Rachel Mauldin, M.D. – Hometown: Springdale
  • Jason Oum, M.D. – Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Jacqueline Thorpy, M.D. – Hometown: Springdale
  • J. Zeto, M.D. – Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.

Dr. Ryan Sorell from Concordia, Kan., is the new sports medicine fellow and he will begin work on July 1.

The new residents will split their time between the UAMS family medicine clinics in Fayetteville and Springdale as well as Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville and Northwest Health System in Springdale.

“Our partnerships with Washington Regional and Northwest Health are helping us train the next generation of healthcare leaders for the people of Arkansas,” said Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., vice chancellor of the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville. “Especially now, as we are dealing with a global pandemic, these new physicians are needed more than ever. They will be on the front lines and will be able to make an impact in health care that is unprecedented in our lifetime. We are proud that they are joining our team.”

Dr. Ron Brimberry is the director of the residency program and welcomes the new doctors to help with providing quality healthcare for the people of Northwest Arkansas.

UAMS said 75% of the healthcare providers in Northwest Arkansas were trained at UAMS, and almost 280 family medicine physicians have completed a residency through the program, which began in 1975.

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