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Little Rock Brain Doctors

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Neuroscience Center of Excellence

Arkansas Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Way

Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

Phone: (501) 364-1100 or TDD (501) 364-1184

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital treats traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries in children. Numerous fine specialists are affiliated with the hospital; many are on the faculty of the University Of Arkansas School Of Medicine. Please call for more information.

Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute-Little Rock

9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7

Little Rock, AR 72205-7299

Phone: (501) 202-7000

BH Rehab has many specialists in traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. For a referral to an individual physician call: 501-227-8478 or 1-888-BAPTIST (227-8478). Baptist Health Care also has outpatient physical therapy centers throughout the state; please call for details.

Dr. Elizabeth Speck-Kern

Dr. Speck-Kern is a neurologist.

Arkansas Neuropsychology Associates

1405 North Pierce Street, Suite 211

Little Rock, AR 72207

Phone/Fax: (501) 664-1050

Jennifer S. Kleiner, PhD

Dr. Kleiner is a neuropsychologist specializing in diagnostic testing for brain disorders. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry Program for Adults at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 2004, she earned her doctorate in Psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She completed a clinical internship approved at the New Orleans VA Medical Center with a subspecialty in Neuropsychology. She completed her neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at the New Orleans Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Tulane Cancer Center, at Tulane University.

For an appointment with Dr. Kleiner please contact:

UAMS Department of Psychiatry

4301 W. Markham #554

Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: (501) 526-8100

Fax: (501) 526-8199

Jennifer L. Gess, PhD, ABBPP/CN

Dr. Gess is a neuropsychologist specializing in traumatic brain injury. She is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Center. She interned in neuropsychology at the University Arizona College of Medicine and continued her studies in neuropsychology during a fellowship at Emory University in 2003. She is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.

For an appointment with Dr. Gess please contact:

UAMS Department of Psychiatry

4301 W. Markham #554

Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: (501) 526-8100

Fax: (501) 526-8199

Hazem Ahmed, MD

Dr. Ahmed is a neurosurgeon at the Stephens Spine Institute.

4301 West Markham

Little Rock, AR 72205

For an appointment, please call (866) UAMSDOC or (501) 686-8000.

Richard A. Rowe, MD

Dr. Rowe is a neurosurgeon at the Stephens Spine Institute and an associate professor at the University of Arkansas. He earned his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in 1987 and did his residency and a fellowship in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

4301 West Markham

Little Rock, AR 72205

M. Gazi Yasargil, MD

Dr. Yasargil is a distinguished neurosurgeon at the Stephens Spine Institute. He has earned his medical degree at the University of Basel, Switzerland in 1950. He is a professor at the University of Arkansas and Professor and Chairman Emeritus at University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has received the Marcel Benoit Prize, Swiss Federal Govt.; Medal of Honor, Univ. of Naples, Italy; Gold Medal, World Federation of Neurological Societies.

4301 West Markham

Little Rock, AR 72205

For an appointment, please call (866) UAMSDOC or (501) 686-8000.

Vikki Stefans, MD

Dr. Stefans is board certified in pediatrics and in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She treats spinal cord injuries and brain injuries in children. She earned her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1979 and did her residency in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Columbus Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Stefans also holds a M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas.

800 Marshall St.

Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

For an appointment, please call (866) UAMSDOC or (501) 686-8000.

Thomas S. Kiser, MD, M.P.H.

Dr. Kiser is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He specializes in treating spinal cord injuries and brain injuries at the Stephens Spine Institute. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and served his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas.

4301 West Markham

Little Rock, AR 72205

For an appointment, please call (866) UAMSDOC or (501) 686-8000.

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