CARTI Adds Specialists to Care Area (Movers & Shakers)


Clockwise from top left: Dr. Andrew Briggler, Dr. Brent Cameron, Dr. Shivang Desai, Dr. Matthew Katz and Dr. Appalanaidu Sasapu.
Clockwise from top left: Dr. Andrew Briggler, Dr. Brent Cameron, Dr. Shivang Desai, Dr. Matthew Katz and Dr. Appalanaidu Sasapu.

Dr. Andrew M. Briggler, Dr. Brent Cameron, Dr. Shivang Desai, Dr. Matthew Katz and Dr. Appalanaidu Sasapu have joined CARTI, the statewide cancer care provider.

Briggler is a medical oncologist who will treat patients in Little Rock and Russellville. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where he completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology.

Cameron, a radiation oncologist, earned his medical degree and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and completed his residency in radiation oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He will treat patients in Little Rock and in Pine Bluff, where a permanent facility will open in January.

Desai, a diagnostic radiologist, earned his medical degree from Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College in India. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at UAMS and will treat patients in Little Rock.

Katz, a urologic surgical oncologist, earned his medical degree at UAMS and completed additional training at the University of New Mexico for Health Sciences in Albuquerque and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Katz will see patients in Little Rock.

Sasapu, a medical oncologist, earned his medical degree from Andhra Medical College in India. He completed residencies at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and a fellowship at UAMS. He will treat patients in Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Crossett.


Dr. Mahesh Anantha of White River Health Center Cardiology in Batesville.
Dr. Mahesh Anantha of White River Health Center Cardiology in Batesville.

Dr. Mahesh Anantha, an interventional cardiologist, has joined White River Health Center Cardiology in Batesville.

Anantha obtained his medical degree from Madras Medical College in India and completed a residency at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed additional training at the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Yale University and the University of Arizona. He is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology and echocardiography.


Nabil Cameron of the Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Clinic in Fayetteville.
Nabil Cameron of the Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Clinic in Fayetteville.

Nabil Cameron, an advanced practice registered nurse, recently joined Washington Regional’s Walker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Clinic in Fayetteville.

Cameron was previously a clinical instructor for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas and most recently worked as a registered nurse at the Cardiac & Vascular Clinic at the University of Colorado.


Dr. Upton Siddons, a family medicine practitioner, recently joined Baptist Health Family Clinic-Greenwood.

Born in Tulsa, Siddons earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Hendrix College at Conway and a master’s in agronomy from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and recently completed his residency in family medicine at UAMS West in Fort Smith.


UAMS

Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch and Dr. Patrick Fraley of UAMS
Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch and Dr. Patrick Fraley of UAMS

Dr. Jeffrey P. Kirsch and Dr. Patrick L. Fraley, who formerly practiced as partners at the Ear, Nose & Throat Center of Conway, have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will continue practicing in Conway at the UAMS Health Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic.

They have also assumed positions as associate professors in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Kirsch received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He undertook preliminary internship/residency training in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center Program in Dallas, and then returned to complete his residency at Tulane. Fraley obtained his medical degree from UAMS. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis.


Dr. Ashlyn Abbot of Walnut Ridge and Dr. Stephanie Dayer of Conway and five other Arkansans are among 11 new internal medicine resident physicians employed by UAMS and now seeing patients at hospitals and clinics in northwest Arkansas.

The other new internal medicine residents from Arkansas are Dr. Christina Chapman and Dr. Mohammed Soliman, both of Fayetteville; Dr. Daniel Conde of Siloam Springs; and Dr. Joseph Koon and Dr. Robert Mann, both of Little Rock.


Dr. Jake Martin of Alma and Dr. Danee Norris of Waldron and three other Arkansans are among UAMS’ 10 new family medicine residents now seeing patients in northwest Arkansas.

The other new family medicine residents from Arkansas are Dr. Riley George and Dr. Matt Turner, both of Greenwood, and Josh Spore of Mountain Home.


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