Spine Specialist Jordan Walters, MD, Joins UAMS Department of Orthopedic Surgery
| LITTLE ROCK – Jordan M. Walters, MD, recently joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
He sees patients at the UAMS Health Orthopedic Clinic at 600 Autumn Road in Little Rock.
A native of Dover, Arkansas, Walters earned his undergraduate degree from Harding University at Searcy in 2012 and his medical degree, with a 4.0 grade point average, from UAMS in 2016.
He then completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at UAMS, where he received the Resident Teaching Award. He recently completed a one-year fellowship in spinal orthopedics and neurosurgery, also at UAMS.
“We are thrilled to add Dr. Walters to our outstanding team of orthopedic spine surgeons,” said C. Lowry Barnes, MD, professor and department chair. “His knowledge and surgical skills will be a great addition to our team of surgeons, non-operative physicians and therapists dedicated to improving spinal health.”
As a specialist in spinal surgery, Walters’ medical interests include degenerative disorders of the spine.
“I am thrilled to join the UAMS spine team because of my affection for this condition and our patients and because I know firsthand the dedication to patient care that will be provided at UAMS,” Walters said.
His research credentials include his participation in the Arkansas IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, his work as a research assistant at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and his participation in the Honors Research Program at UAMS College of Medicine.
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