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Professor and Chairman, Rodney Davis

Rodney Davis, M.D.
Professor and Chair

Rodney Davis, M.D. is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of urologic malignancies.  Shortly after arriving at UAMS, Davis was named the Robert Woods Bass Chair in Genitourinary Oncology, an honor that will assist him in expanding his research and clinical efforts in urologic oncology.

Dr. Davis most recently served as a professor in the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and as chief of Urology at both the Tennessee Valley Veterans Healthcare System and Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

A Malvern, Ark. native, Dr. Davis graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.  He matriculated at UAMS in 1978 and graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1982.  Dr. Davis completed residency in urology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., and later completed a fellowship in urology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

From 1996 to 2007 Dr. Davis was on the faculty of Tulane University’s Section of Urological Oncology, while also serving as chief of Urology at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in New Orleans.  He was recruited to Vanderbilt, Meharry and the VA system in Nashville in 2007.

Dr. Davis has served in numerous active and reserve military posts and medical leadership positions throughout his career and currently holds rank of colonel in the Retired U.S. Army Reserve.  His assignments have included Madigan Army Medical Center, the 47th Combat Support Hospital in the Persian Gulf in 1990-91, and the Task Force 399th Hospital in Al Asad, Iraq, in 2007.  Among many military honors, he received the Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal in 2007.

Dr. Davis specializes in minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopy and robotics in the treatment of urologic malignancies.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) Advisory Committee to the American College of Surgeons, and chairman of the AUA Guideline Panel for Microscopic Hematuria.  He is a director for the African Medical Research Foundation U.S. and has been active in bench and clinical prostate cancer research.

For more information, contact:

General Urology Clinic:  (501) 686-6324
Urology Oncology Clinic:  (501) 686-5655
Administrative Office:  (501) 686-5241

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Urology 
4301 West Markham St., Slot 540
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205