Vince Xayasane has been hired as the new chief financial officer for the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. He took an interest in MCSA because of what he described as the company’s friendly and positive culture and its vision of “destination health care.”
Xayasane has been in the health care industry for more than 21 years. He was most recently the assistant CFO at a Community Health Systems affiliate, Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso, Indiana. He is originally from Dumas, Texas.
Xayasane earned a bachelor’s in business administration in accounting and finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Dr. Aswanth Reddy has joined Mercy Clinic Oncology in Fort Smith, and Dr. Megan Minnear-Corrons has been hired as a primary care physician at Mercy Clinic Primary Care in Clarksville.
Reddy received his doctorate from Chengalpattu Medical College in India and completed his residency in internal medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology from the University of Connecticut Health, which involved working at three different hospital systems in the greater Hartford area. He played a key role on the thoracic oncology team at the UCONN Health cancer center.
Corrons graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville.
Dr. Miles Ritter has joined Radiology Associates PA of Little Rock as a radiologist. Ritter earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He completed his residency and a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. He will be serving Radiology Associates’ central Arkansas locations.
Ana Eastman has been promoted to director of cardiology at Washington Regional in Fayetteville. Eastman joined Washington Regional in 2018 and was previously a cardiac educator and, most recently, a cardiology nurse manager. She earned her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of South Carolina Upstate and is pursuing a master’s in nursing from Maryville University of Saint Louis with expected completion in May 2021.
Dr. Joshua Dickinson has joined Conway Regional Health System as a general surgeon. Dickinson graduated with a doctor of osteopathy degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed his general surgery residency at Charleston Area Medical Center-West Virginia University.
Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit has been hired as a surgeon at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock. Prasertvit previously served as general surgeon and breast surgeon at Nashville Surgical Associates in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where she also completed her residency in general surgery.
Dr. Michael K. Gann and Dr. Amber Norris have joined UAMS Health Family Services in Little Rock as family medicine specialists. Gann and Norris are both assistant professors in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.
Gann earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in St. George, Grenada, and completed a residency in family medicine at UAMS.
Norris earned her medical degree from UAMS and completed her residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Alan Tackett, associate director of basic research for the Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, was recently named a member of the National Institutes of Health Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics-1 Study Section, one of the major review boards for evaluation of cancer research by the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Tackett, the recipient of multiple NIH grants, is also a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
Dr. Whitfield Knapple, a gastroenterologist who practices in North Little Rock has joined the Little Rock regional board of directors for Centennial Bank of Conway.
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