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Razorbacks Partner With UAMS to Serve Student-Athletes

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Razorback Athletics has partnered with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to provide comprehensive care for more than 465 Razorback student-athletes.

As part of a four-year agreement, which started Jan. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2024, UAMS will provide daily medical coverage to all 19 Razorbacks sport programs.

UAMS will provide advanced care from sports medicine-trained primary care physicians and sports medicine-trained orthopedic physicians as well as first-class hospital and surgical services, according to a news release. The UAMS team will also work in conjunction with the Razorback Athletics Sports Medicine staff on a daily basis.

“We are extremely fortunate that we can access world-class care for our student-athletes both within our state and within the University of Arkansas system,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said in the release. “I am appreciative of the commitment of UAMS Orthopaedics Chair Dr. Lowry Barnes and the entire UAMS team in helping us maintain the health and wellbeing of our student-athletes.”

UAMS currently has two orthopaedics and sports medicine clinics in northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Ramon Ylanan and Dr. Larry Balle will serve as primary care physicians as part of the partnership. Dr. Shea Brennan, Dr. Tyler CarlLee, Dr. Wes Cox, Dr. Navin Kilambi, Dr. Rob Martin, Dr. Chad Songy and sports medicine fellow Dr. Ryan Sorrell will also be part of the medical team.

Physician Assistant Valerie Whitson will serve Razorback student-athletes at the on-campus clinic.

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