Dr. Matthew Nix was recently named president of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Nix is an associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Medicine and medical director for the UAMS Family Medical Center in Texarkana, Arkansas.
He is also associate program director for the UAMS Family Medicine Residency Program at the UAMS Southwest Regional Campus in Texarkana.
Nix is a fellow of the AAFP and a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine.
He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1999, and a doctorate in medicine from UAMS in 2003. He completed his residency training at the UAMS Southwest Regional Campus in 2006.
The Arkansas Chapter of the AAFP has more than 1,400 members and is the state's largest medical specialty organization. Its mission is to advance the specialty of family medicine to improve the health of patients, families and communities in Arkansas.