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CHI St. Vincent Selects Cara Petrus as Arkansas Neuroscience Institute Director (Movers & Shakers)

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Cara Petrus has been named director of CHI St. Vincent’s new Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, which is scheduled to open in Sherwood on June 14.

Petrus most recently served as the operational project manager for ANI’s transition to the CHI St. Vincent North campus.

Dr. Harry Kourlis and Dr. Jay Bhama have joined Baptist Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic in Little Rock.

Kourlis, who has practiced medicine for more than 20 years, received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and specializes in mitral valve repair and valvular surgery, among other practicing concerns.

Bhama, who has also joined Baptist Health Heart Failure & Transplant Institute in Little Rock, has practiced medicine for 15 years. He received his medical education from the Baylor College of Medicine, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Pooja Motwani, a medical oncologist and hematologist with 12 years of experience, has joined the staff of CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock.

Motwani earned her medical degree from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India, before completing a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, Massachusetts, and a residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Robert Lai, board-certified urologist with Urology Center of Hot Springs, has been designated as Arkansas’ first UroLift Center of Excellence by the developers of the UroLift System for treatment of enlarged prostate.

Dr. Anthanasios Stoyioglou joined the staff of Arkansas Heart Hospital’s El Dorado Clinic in April.

Stoyioglou previously worked as an interventional cardiologist at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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