C. Lowry Barnes Set To Chair UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 12:00 am  

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes will continue to see patients at his orthopedic practices in Little Rock. | (Photo by Michael Pirnique)

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He previously worked at UAMS as a professor of orthopedics and maintains a private practice. He will start in his new position Aug. 1 and will continue to see patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, both in Little Rock.

Barnes has a long history with UAMS, graduating with honors from the UAMS College of Medicine in 1986. He interned and later had his residency in orthopedic surgery at UAMS. Barnes was a fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, both in Boston. He became a founding managing partner at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics in 1998, serving as president for more than 10 years. In addition, Barnes served on the board of directors at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center and was president of the St. Vincent Infirmary Physician Hospital Organization of Little Rock.

He served as president of the Arkansas Orthopaedic Society of Little Rock, the Southern Orthopaedic Association of Towson, Maryland, and the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery. Barnes is treasurer of the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, based in Rosemont, Illinois. His hip and knee research has been published in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. Barnes is editor of the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. He holds four patents for orthopedic surgery devices and has designed hip and knee implant options.



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