Razorbacks Partner with UAMS to Serve Razorback Student-athletes


FAYETTEVILLE - Razorback Athletics has partnered with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide comprehensive care for 465+ Razorback student-athletes. As part of the medical services agreement, UAMS will provide daily medical coverage to all 19 Razorback sport programs.

The four-year agreement was activated on January 1, 2021 and runs through December 31, 2024. As part of the partnership, UAMS will provide advanced care from sports medicine trained primary care physicians and sports medicine trained orthopedic physicians as well as first-class hospital and surgical services. The UAMS team will work in conjunction with the Razorback Athletics Sports Medicine staff on a daily basis.

UAMS currently has two Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine clinics in northwest Arkansas dedicated to treating athletes and community patients alike.

Dr. Ramon Ylanan and Dr. Larry Balle serve as the primary care physicians as part of the partnership. Dr. Shea Brennan, Dr. Tyler CarlLee, Dr. Wes Cox, Dr. Navin Kilambi, Dr. Rob Martin, Dr. Chad Songy and sports medicine fellow Dr. Ryan Sorrell will also be part of the medical team. Physician Assistant Valerie Whitson will serve Razorback student-athletes in the on-campus clinic.


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