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Medical Center of South Arkansas Adds Four Doctors (Movers & Shakers)

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The Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado added four physicians to its staff.

Dr. Mark Gibbs has joined the staff of the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Gibbs is a board-certified general surgeon and was previously in practice with the Surgical Clinic of Central Arkansas in Little Rock.

He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed his residency at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas and Truman Medical Center at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Kansas City.

Dr. Anthony Abraham is the newest practicing surgeon at MCSA. Abraham earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and completed his residency at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami.

He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society and American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Martha Garrett-Shaver, a primary care physician, joins MCSA. Garrett-Shaver received her medical degree from UAMS and most recently served as the residency director at UAMS South in Magnolia.

Dr. Samuel Vallery is the newest otolaryngology specialist at MCSA.

Vallery has 28 years of experience and is board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia.

Dr. J.D. Fuller has joined the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Fuller specializes in bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopy and health care innovation. He earned his medical degree from UAMS.

Harrison Dean has been promoted to region president of the western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma region of Baptist Health.

Dean has served with Baptist Health for more than 35 years, most recently as senior vice president of regional hospitals. In his new position, he oversees the system’s newly acquired hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren as well as affiliated physician clinics.

Dr. Janell Vinson has joined Baptist Health’s Pediatric Clinic in Conway.

Vinson is a board-certified pediatrician and previously practiced at Merit Health River Region Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She earned her medical degree at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, and completed her residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock through the UAMS Department of Pediatrics.

Mary Caldwell has been named a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification.

A clinical dietitian at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, she graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in dietetics and is a member of the American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition.

Dr. Matthew Totten has been awarded a Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians during the academy’s annual meeting in New Orleans. The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have achieved excellence in service to family medicine, professional development and advancement in health care.

Totten practices medicine at the Washington Regional East Springdale Family Clinic.

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

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