Richard Pierson

Vice Chancellor for Clinical Programs

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock

Age: 67

Richard Pierson

Richard Pierson began working at UAMS as hospital director in 1981. He became vice chancellor for clinical programs in 1986. Pierson has been active in the Arkansas and American hospital associations and the American Association of Medical Colleges. He serves on the board of QualChoice of Little Rock and on the Health Care Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The UAMS Medical Center reported $1.32 billion in patient revenue and with net income of $9 million for its 2011 fiscal year. That places it second on the 2012 Arkansas Business list of the state's largest hospitals by revenue.