Dr. Timothy Langford has been appointed chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective Oct. 3.
He comes to UAMS from Arkansas Urology, which he joined in 1993 after graduating in 1988 from the UAMS College of Medicine. UAMS is also where he did his general surgery internship, residency training in general surgery and his urology residency, serving as chief resident.
Langford was president of Arkansas Urology, the state’s largest urology practice, from 2011 until January 2021. At UAMS, he succeeds Dr. Rodney Davis, who is retiring from the post he’s held since 2012.
"Dr. Langford brings superb experience in urologic surgery and clinical leadership to UAMS," Dr. Susan Smyth, UAMS’ executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine, said in a news release. "In fact, he has already begun the process of recruiting outstanding urologic surgeons for UAMS, including Julie Riley, M.D., of the University of New Mexico, who will also join UAMS in October as the director of the Urology Residency Program."
Smyth said UAMS looks forward to enjoying a collegial relationship with the surgeons at Arkansas Urology.
Arkansas Urology CEO E. Scot Davis said "the name Tim Langford is synonymous with excellence and integrity in the Arkansas medical community."
"We look forward to working hand in hand with UAMS and Dr. Langford in his new role to further advancements in urological care in the state and region," Davis said.
In a news release, Langford said the change to lead the program where be started his career is "inspiring and invigorating."
"I will always cherish my time at Arkansas Urology, and I look forward to collaborating with them and our UAMS partners across the state to expand the urological workforce and provide access to quality care for all Arkansans," he said. "I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to return to UAMS and help train the future leaders in urology."
The Searcy native received his bachelor’s degree in zoology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is secretary of the ASU System’s board of trustees.
Langford is certified by the American Board of Urology and is active in national and regional professional organizations including the American Urological Association, the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the Arkansas Urological Society.