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Meet the new Arkansas Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Arkansas Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Keyur Vyas, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Vyas will serve as the official representative of the College for the Arkansas Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Vyas will be working closely with Dr. Zimmerman (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Keyur Vyas, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Post-Doctoral Training: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Certification: Internal Medicine (certified 2006, recertified 2017); Infectious Diseases (certified 2008, recertified 2018)

Present Position: Professor of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Co-Chair, Scientific Meeting Program Planning Committee 2015-2019; Member, Governor’s Council since 2010; Presentation Mentor/Moderator, Scientific Meeting Associates since 2009

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2010; Member, Immunization Technical Advisory Committee 2014-2018

Other Appointments/Activities: Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UAMS since 2018; Medical Director for Infection Prevention, UAMS since 2015; Reducing the Spread Subcommittee, Arkansas Governor’s Winter COVID Task Force since 2020; Resources Subcommittee, Arkansas Governor’s Winter COVID Task Force since 2020; Chair, Working Group to Frame COVID-19 Triage and Transfer Guidelines for Hospitals, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) 2020; Hospital Acquired Infections Advisory Committee, ADH since 2019; Chair, Hospital Acquired Infections Advisory Committee, ADH since 2020; Vaccine Medical Advisory Committee, ADH since 2018; Flu Prevention Work Group, ADH since 2015

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Internal Medicine Education; Infection Prevention; Immunization