Dr. Susan Emmett to Lead New UAMS Center (Movers & Shakers)


Dr. Susan Emmett to Lead New UAMS Center (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Susan Emmett (UAMS)

Dr. Susan D. Emmett will be the director of the new Center for Hearing Health Equity at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Emmett is an otolaryngologist and associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, where the new center is being established. Emmett, who has four grants from the National Institutes of Health for her research, earned her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine.


Dr. Scott Ferguson has been re-elected to the board of trustees of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization. Ferguson, who was first elected in 2018, practices radiology in West Memphis.


Marissa Plata has joined the Conway Regional Gastroenterology Center as a new advanced practice registered nurse. Plata has a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.


Dr. Rudhir Tandon has joined the Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith. Tandon earned his medical degree from Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and his fellowship training in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the University of Iowa.


Sedley Tomlinson is the new director of operational support at Pafford Medical Services of Hope. Tomlinson will join Pafford’s executive team. Most recently, Tomlinson worked for the Arkansas Department of Health as an operation section chief directing the agency’s quarantine facility throughout the pandemic.