The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will serve as the medical provider for Razorback Athletics for the next four years.
UAMS has agreed to provide daily, comprehensive medical care for all University of Arkansas student-athletes through 2024. The four-year agreement encompasses Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2024.
As part of this agreement, UAMS will provide primary care physicians and orthopedic physicians who are trained in sports medicine, to the student-athletes. These physicians and medical staff will work in tandem with Razorback Athletics Sport Medicine staff.
The primary care physicians will include Dr. Ramon Ylanan and Dr. Larry Balle, while Dr. Shea Brennan, Dr. Tyler CarlLee, Dr. Wes Cox, Dr. Navin Kilambi, Dr. Rob Martin, Dr. Chad Songy and sports medicine fellow Dr. Ryan Sorrellwill also provide medical services.
“As part of our continued commitment to our student-athletes, we have partnered with UAMS to provide sports medicine trained care for our entire program,” University of Arkansas vice chancellor and director of athletics Hunter Yurachek said in a statement. “We are extremely fortunate that we can access world-class care for our student-athletes both within our state and within the University of Arkansas system. I am appreciative of the commitment of UAMS Orthopaedics Chair Dr. Lowry Barnes and the entire UAMS team in helping us maintain the health and wellbeing of our student-athletes.”
In Northwest Arkansas, UAMS has two Orthopedics & Sports Medicine clinics, which treat student-athletes and general patients.