2021 ANNUAL ASSEMBLY


Speaker Bios

Dr. Kaci Boehmer

Kaci Boehmer graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2014. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care and Academia. She is an Assistant Professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, practices in the UAMS Family Medical Center, and currently serves as the Residency Program Director for the UAMS COP PGY2 in ambulatory care.

Dr. Jasen Chi

Dr. Jasen Chi is a Rheumatology Specialist with Chi Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates in Little Rock. He graduated with honors from University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Chi did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee followed by a Rheumatology Fellowship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. Elton Cleveland

Kaci Boehmer graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2014. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care and Academia. She is an Assistant Professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, practices in the UAMS Family Medical Center, and currently serves as the Residency Program Director for the UAMS COP PGY2 in ambulatory care.

Stephen Dickens

Dr. Jasen Chi is a Rheumatology Specialist with Chi Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates in Little Rock. He graduated with honors from University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Chi did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee followed by a Rheumatology Fellowship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. Scott Dinehart

Dr. Scott Dinehart is a graduate of Baylor University, received his medical degree with highest honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and completed a dermatology residency at Galveston and was an overseas observer at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, England. He then accepted a Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Following his fellowship, Dr. Dinehart began treating skin cancer patients at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center. He is now in private practice at Arkansas Dermatology.

Dr. Angela Driskill

Dr. Angela Driskill is a graduate of University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UAMS Area Health Education Center in Pine Bluff where she was Chief Resident and where she became faculty following her training. She then worked in emergency medicine and in 2005 trained in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. She is medical director of the largest wound healing clinic in Arkansas at Baptist Health North Little Rock and teaches in the family medicine residency. She is a AAFP Fellow, board certified in Family Medicine and is also certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Underseas and Hyperbaric Medicine and is designated as a Physician Certified in Wound Healing.

Dr. John Evans

John M. Evans, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He then graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama before completing a dermatology residency at the prestigious Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York, where he served as a chief resident. He is in private practice at Arkansas Dermatology.

Dr. Joel Fankhauser

Dr. Joel Fankhauser attended Ouachita Baptist University, received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at UAMS. He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Fankhauser is in private practice at Direct Care Clinic of Northwest Arkansas in Bentonville.

Dr. Nicholas Gowen

Dr. Nicholas Gowen also attended UAMS for medical school and a med/peds residency, then stayed on as a chief resident in internal medicine. As an assistant professor of medicine, associate program director, and VA site director of the internal medicine residency, he has received multiple teaching awards. Early in the pandemic Nick was instrumental in educating dozens of VA APRNS who were drafted into covid ward service.

Dr. Franklin Gray

 Dr. Franklin Gray Jr attended UAMS for medical school and then Family Medicine residency in Jonesboro before going on to practice as a hospitalist for 8 years including 2 years as associate chief of staff for Baptist Conway. He then returned to UAMS as an assistant professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine. As part of the UAMs COVID response team, he has logged over 2,300 covid ward patient encounters in the last year. He is an AAFP Fellow and board certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Robert Hopkins

Dr. Robert Hopkins, Jr. received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is professor of internal medicine and pediatrics and director of the division of General Internal Medicine at UAMS. He is also the associate program director of the UAMS internal medicine-pediatrics residency and Chief of Adult Medicine at Arkansas Childrens’ Hospital.

Dr. Gary LeRoy

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Gary LeRoy, Board Chair of the American Academy. He is a Family physician in Dayton, Ohio, board certified by the ABFM and is an AAFP Fellow. He is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admission and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. A lifelong Daytonian, he cares for the underserved, and the community through Dayton Public Schools and Saint Vincent’s Homeless Shelter. LeRoy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Wright State University. He earned his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed residency training at the Miami Valley Hospital Family Practice Residency. LeRoy also completed a Michigan State University Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship.

Dr. Michael Mancino

Dr. Michael Mancino graduated medical school from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He completed his training at UAMS in psychiatry in 2004. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a professor at the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute and currently the Program Director for the Center for Addiction Services and Treatment. He focuses his clinical practice on medications for opioid use disorders.

Dr. Leslie Miller

Dr. Leslie Miller is an Associate Professor in Emory University’s Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Miller is the Medical Director of the Grady Liver Clinic, a primary care-based hepatitis C clinic that provides care for the underserved patients with hepatitis C at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She also treats patients with HIV/HCV coinfection at Grady’s Ponce de Leon Center. Dr Miller leads nationally recognized HCV screening and linkage to care programs and lectures broadly on hepatitis C screening, treatment, and alternative models of care.

Dr. Dan Moore

Dr. Dan Moore graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed his Family Medicine Residency in Texarkana. He returned to his hometown of Augusta, Arkansas practicing primary and HIV care with ARcare. Dr. Moore serves as Chief Medical Information Officer for ARcare and serves on the Physicians Leadership Group, faculty staff and Family Medicine Residency Program at Unity Hospital and Medical Director for Summit Hospice in Searcy.

Dr. Julia Roulier

Dr. Julia Roulier attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville where she also completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Virginia Family Medicine Department. She has been practicing Family Medicine for 30 years in multiple settings including HMO, private practice, public health clinics and currently as faculty at UAMS-North Central Family Medicine Residency Program in Batesville.  She is board certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Larry Simmons

Dr. Larry Simmons attended Mississippi College, the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and completed an internship-residency in pediatrics at UAMS/Arkansas Childrens’ Hospital. He was in private general pediatric practice in Jackson MS for 13 years before becoming faculty in general pediatrics at the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS/ACH in 1993. Dr. Simmons has been a member of the Asthma Collaborative at ACH since 1994.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith received her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and a BSN at Arkansas State University. She is an attorney with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings in Rogers specializing in healthcare law. Before joining the firm, Jennifer spent eight years as an attorney at the state’s only academic health sciences university.

Dr. Shane Speights

Dr. Shane Speights received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency training at UAMS Jonesboro. Dr. Speights also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. He is site dean for NYIT College of Medicine at Arkansas State University and previously served as associate dean of clinical education there. He is an AAFP Fellow and board certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Lydia Trauth

Dr. Lydia Trauth is a 2008 graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed her residency at UAMS Northeast. She is board certified in Family Medicine, an AAFP Fellow and is currently a private practice physician in Morrilton, Arkansas.  Dr. Trauth is the chief of staff at St. Vincent Infirmary in Morrilton, a clinical assistant professor to the NYIT College of Medicine at Arkansas State University, and a clinical preceptor for the UAMS summer preceptorship program.