The two finalists, who both will have formal visits to the UAMS campus next week, include:UA System President Donald Bobbitt had previously named two finalists — Dr. A. Wesley Burks, dean of the school of medicine at the University of North Carolina, and Dr. Danny Jacobs, executive vice president of the University of Texas School of Medicine's Galveston branch — but both of them withdrew, Bobbitt announced in August, forcing the search to start anew.
Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., interim chancellor, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Cam Patterson, M.D., M.B.A., senior vice president and chief operating officer at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Gardner was named interim chancellor at UAMS in July, having served as senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost since July 1, 2016. She previously served as associate provost for society and health at UAMS for two years after an 11-year tenure as dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy.
Patterson has served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Weill-Cornell Medical Center since 2014. A cardiologist, Patterson previously held numerous academic and clinical appointments at the University of North Carolina, including as physician-in-chief at the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care and executive director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.