| | LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas Medical School (UAMS) welcomes Michelle W. Krause, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of UAMS Health and Chief Executive Officer of UAMS Medical Center, and Ahmed Abuabdou, MD, Chief Clinical Officer. , has appointed an MBA. of the UAMS Medical Center. Both are in these roles on an interim basis from September 2022.
“Dr. Krause has been with UAMS for over 20 years, leading both COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts, and implementing operational surge plans to care for additional hospitalized COVID patients. ,” said Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, UAMS Chairman. “Her clinical expertise, managerial experience, and her knowledge of the system make her an ideal leader for the statewide healthcare system. She is familiar with the healthcare needs of the entire state of Arkansas.
“We are fortunate to have two established leaders from within UAMS stepping into these roles,” he said. “Their leadership and vision will be especially valuable in our efforts to achieve our strategic goals of making Arkansas a healthier state and enhancing our national reputation for excellence.”
Krause is responsible for UAMS Health’s 535-bed hospital, outpatient clinics in central Arkansas, and digital health services and clinics on eight regional campuses across the state. She chairs the board of directors of the Baptist Health-UAMS Accountable Care Alliance and is a professor at the UAMS College of Medicine.
Krause joined UAMS in 2002 and served in several management positions, including Ambulatory Care Director of Internal Medicine and Vice Chair of Clinical Programs, before being named Director of the Integrative Care Services Line in 2015. In April 2022, she was named Chief Clinical Officer. Prior to her current position, she held this position.
He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina. She completed a fellowship in Nephrology and Research Nephrology from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
As Chief Clinical Officer, Abuabdou facilitates interactions between the medical staff and UAMS Health’s leadership and service lines to ensure effective and efficient delivery of care. He also has executive oversight of the clinical service line and chairs the Clinical Leadership Council.
“Dr. Abu Abdu has been in this new role on an interim basis for the past four months and has developed strong relationships with staff at all levels to ensure that all patients continue to receive excellent patient care. ‘ said Klaus. “As a trusted member of the UAMS Health leadership team, he will play a key role in navigating our clinical operations through the upcoming opportunities.”
Abuabdou joined UAMS in 2012. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at his UAMS and previously served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He also leads the UAMS Physician Advisor Group. He completed his medical school with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the Gulf Medical College, United Arab Emirates. He completed a Internal Medicine residency at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by a Fellowship in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine at UAMS. He holds an MBA from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Nationally, Abuabdou serves as Vice President of Operations for the American College of Physician Advisors.
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