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Background: Dr. Rodney Davis, a Malvern native, graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. He began medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and went on to graduate in 1982 from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. At Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., Davis completed a residency in urology and later finished a fellowship in urology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Experience: Before joining UAMS, Davis served as a professor in the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was chief of urology at Tennessee Valley Veterans Healthcare System and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Davis is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Urological Association Advisory Committee to the American College of Surgeons and is chairman of the American Urological Association's Guideline Panel for Microscopic Hematuria.
New Position: Davis brings his experience in minimally invasive techniques, including the use of laparoscopy and robotics, in the treatment of urologic cancers to UAMS, where he has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Urology.