Prominent Little Rock surgeon Timothy Langford, M.D., has been appointed chair of the department of urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the school announced Monday.
Langford will begin his new duties on October 3. He moves to UAMS from Arkansas Urology, P.A., which he joined in 1993 after graduating in 1988 from the UAMS College of Medicine. He also did his general surgery internship, residency training in general surgery and his urology residency (serving as chief resident) at UAMS.
During his 28 years at Arkansas Urology, the state’s largest urology practice, Langford served as president from 2011 until January 2021. He succeeds Rodney Davis, M.D., who is retiring after holding the post since 2012.
“Dr. Langford brings superb experience in urologic surgery and clinical leadership to UAMS,” said Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS’ executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine, in a statement.
Smyth added that Langford already begun the process of recruiting urologic surgeons to UAMS including Julie Riley, M.D., of the University of New Mexico. Riley is expected to join the staff as the director of the urology residency program in October.
Arkansas Urology CEO Scot Davis said Langford’s name is synonymous with excellence and integrity in the medical community and beyond. “We look forward to working hand in hand with UAMS and Dr. Langford in his new role to further advancements in urological care in the state and region.”
Langford said he was excited to return to his alma mater.
“The opportunity to lead a program in which I started my career and where I will teach and train the next generation of urologists is inspiring and invigorating,” he said. “I want to thank the entire Arkansas Urology family for providing me with the practice of my dreams for 28 years. I will always cherish my time at Arkansas Urology, and I look forward to collaborating with them and our UAMS partners across the state to expand the urological workforce and provide access to quality care for all Arkansans. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to return to UAMS and help train the future leaders in urology.”
The Searcy native received his undergraduate bachelor of science degree in zoology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is active in national and regional professional organizations including the American Urological Association, for which he has held leadership roles, the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the Arkansas Urological Society, for which he served as president in 2002.