The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named a new chair for its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Nirvana Manning, M.D. has been appointed to head up the department. She completed her residency in the UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served as an associate professor in the department in 2013.
“Dr. Manning has strived to provide the very best for our patients, students and trainees since joining our faculty in 2007, and in her current role as director and medical director of women’s health services,” Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., executive vice chancellor of UAMS and dean of the College of Medicine, said in a statement “She will bring her expertise, energy and strong commitment to providing the highest quality of care and exemplary education to her role as chair.”
Since 2015, Manning has served as the medical director of women’s health services and as director of women’s health services since 2017. She has previously directed the Freeway Medical Women’s Clinic and the West Little Rock Women’s Clinic from 2011-2015 and directed the University Women’s Clinic from 2012-2015.
During her tenure at UAMS, Manning has played a role in multiple women’s health projects, including the recently opened UAMS Health Women’s Center, bringing Mamava private lactation spaces to the UAMS campus, implementing the Centering Pregnancy group prenatal program and obtaining Center of Excellence status from the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and perinatology.