Curtis L. Lowery Jr., M.D.

The Chairperson for UAMS' Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Curtis Lowery is viewed as a champion of antenatal and neonatal telemedicine benefitting patients and doctors alike. Dr. Lowery has served as the Director of Obstetrics at UAMS since 1992. In that time, he facilitated the process in which Arkansas insurance handles telemedicine, increased Medicaid reimbursements and promoted understanding for telemedicine, and brought telehealth access to more than 60 hospitals and community clinics in rural Arkansas providing medical consultations combined with provider and patient education.

Dr. Lowery has established a Medicaid-funded, cost-effective programmatic solution to assist Arkansas' high-risk pregnancies, ANGELS. He founded this effort that reaches throughout Arkansas to those in need of subspecialty Maternal-Fetal Medicine support.

In his latest effort, Dr. Lowery founded the UAMS Center for Distance Health, a technology-based partnership of the College of Medicine and Regional Programs. This Center directly offers telemedicine, continuing medical and health education, public health education and evaluation research through interactive video throughout Arkansas. The Center for Distance Health represents the culmination of Arkansas' telemedicine and distance health technology expertise, with directors and stakeholders who have been instrumental in developing telehealth initiatives in Arkansas.

He was recently recognized by the UAMS College of Medicine through the 2007 Educational Innovation Award, and ANGELS was announced by Harvard University Ash Institute as one of the nation's most innovative governmental collaborations. Dr. Lowery also received the 2007 Hugo Gernsback Award for Clinical Innovation in Telemedicine by the AT&T Center for Telehealth Research & Policy.


Best Doctors in America


Cambridge Who’s Who Registry Among Executives and Professionals


Rural Telecommunications Congress, 11th Annual Conference, People’s Choice: Biggest Impact Award for ANGELS Program


Chancellor’s Faculty Teaching Award, 2006-07 Distinguished Recipient


AT&T Center for Telehealth Research & Policy’s Hugo Gernsback Award for Clinical Innovation in Telemedicine


UAMS College of Medicine Education Innovation Award


Arkansas Commission for Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Initiative, appointed by Governor Mike Beebe

2007 - Present

Dale Bumpers AHEC Leadership Award recognizing exemplary leadership resulting in outstanding achievement of AHEC Program goals


Harvard University Ash Institute of Government, advanced to the Top 18 Semifinalist level in Innovations in American Government Award competition for the ANGELS Program


American Telemedicine Association: Innovation Award for the ANGELS Program


Advanced to the Top 50 Semifinalist level in the 2006 Innovations in American Government Award competition, Harvard University, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation


UAMS Five-Star Spirit Award Nomination that recognizes exemplary service to UAMS


Innovations Awards Program Regional Finalist, The Council of State Government, ANGELS Program


“Red Sash Teaching Award”, awarded by the Class of 1997, UAMS


Professional Certifications and Education

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1988
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1991
  • University: M.D. DEGREE: University of Alabama, 1981
  • Residency: OB/GYN, University of West Virginia, 1985
  • Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 1987


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Maternal - Fetal Medicine

Conditions/Diseases Treated

UAMS doctors treat a broad range of conditions some of which may not be listed below.

  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Fetal Complications
  • Hypertension

Tests/Procedures Performed

The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this doctor.

  • Pap smear
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Clinic Location

Type of Doctor

  • For Adults

Academic Appointment

  • Chairman and Professor; Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Department: Obstetrics And Gynecology

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4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


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