Dr. Richard Turnage to serve as UAMS Medical Center CEO: 5 notes

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock named Richard Turnage, MD, vice chancellor for clinical programs and CEO of UAMS Medical Center, also in Little Rock.

Here are five notes:

1. Dr. Turnage currently serves as chief service line officer for the Integrated Clinical Enterprise, executive associate dean for clinical services in the UAMS College of Medicine and professor in the college's department of surgery.

2. Prior to joining UAMS, Dr. Turnage was a professor of surgery, professor of physiology and medical director of the physician assistant program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

3. He has completed a surgical residency and a research fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor.

4. He will assume his new roles on Dec. 1.

5. He succeeds Roxane Townsend, MD, who left UAMS.

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