Leadership

Curtis Lowery, MDDr. Curtis Lowery, MD, is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and the Chairperson for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is viewed as a champion of antenatal and neonatal telemedicine, benefiting the patient and physician alike.  Dr. Lowery facilitated the process by which Arkansas insurance handles telemedicine, increased Medicaid reimbursements, promoted understanding for telemedicine, and brought telehealth access to nearly 400 health care sites in rural Arkansas providing medical consultations combined with provider and patient education.

Dr. Lowery established the ANGELS (antenatal-neonatal guidelines, education and learning system) over 15 years ago. This nationally-recognized program is a Medicaid-funded, cost-effective programmatic solution to assist Arkansas’ high-risk pregnancies.

 

Tina BentonTina Benton, BSN, RN, is the program director of Antenatal & Neonatal Guidelines and Education Learning System (ANGELS) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Oversight Director of the Center for Distance Health.

Tina assisted in the initial and ongoing development of ANGELS from 2003 to present. Prior to 2003, she served in the Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine as the statewide Perinatal Outreach Nurse.

Tina received her BSN in nursing at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and she is a long-standing member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and is a member of Sigma Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.