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Saline Memorial Adds Two to Medical Staff in Benton (Movers & Shakers)

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Dr. Shyam Dang and Dr. Kristin Patton have joined the staff of Saline Memorial Hospital at Benton.

Dang, a gastroenterologist, served as a professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and at Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System in Little Rock since 2013. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology.

Patton, a bariatric surgeon, has also joined the Weight Loss Surgery Center. She completed her general surgery internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, followed by an advanced GI surgery fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Priscilla Needham rejoined CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock last month as vice president of finance. She had spent seven months as the interim chief financial officer at one of the newest members of Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Needham joined CHI St. Vincent in 2007 and served as assistant controller of decision support and cost accounting, controller and executive director of operational finance.


Emily Garza, a physician assistant, has joined Conway Regional Medical Center’s After Hours Clinic. She is also on the staff of Greenbrier Family Medicine. Garza, a native of Lake Village, has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee.


Dr. Fen Xia, a radiation oncologist and scientist, will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on July 1 as chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine. She currently serves as a tenured professor and director of translational research in radiation oncology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.


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

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