Leadership

The anthrax scare of 2001 created a need for well-grounded leadership in medicine and public health not seen since the AIDS crisis of the 1980’s. The physicians of Pulaski County Medical Society responded with characteristic professional medical and scientific expertise leading statewide efforts to inform the public and educate health care providers.

The Society’s mission has always been to conserve and protect the public health of the community and PCMS physicians are considered experts on matters of community health. They are often contacted by the media to explain complex health care concerns, educate the public about key health matters, e.g., breast cancer, smoking cessation, nutrition and the consequences of terrorist activities.

There is ample opportunity for participation in the Pulaski County Medical Society through committee service. Members volunteer at the local level and advance to state and national roles with the Arkansas Medical Society and American Medical Association.


Board of Directors

Tracy Baltz, MD
Mangaraju Chakka, MD
Joshua Chance, MD- Vice President
Kay Chandler, MD
Monica Hall, MD- Immediate PastPresident
Jim Ingram, MD
W. David King, MD- Treasurer
Kristen Lienhart, MD- President
James Meserow, MD- Secretary
Renee Montgomery, MD
Amir Qureshi, MD- President Elect
Chad Rodgers, MD
Gary Wheeler, MD
Chrystal Lau- UAMS Student Representative