Michelle W. Krause Is the New Leader of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Health

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Michelle W. Krause to the post of senior vice chancellor for UAMS Health and chief executive officer for the UAMS Medical Center.

In this role, Dr. Krause will be responsible for UAMS Health’s 535-bed hospital, outpatient clinics in central Arkansas, digital health services and clinics at eight regional campuses across the state. She serves as chair of the board of directors of the Baptist Health-UAMS Accountable Care Alliance and is also a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Krause joined UAMS in 2002 and served in several administrative roles including ambulatory medical director and vice chair for clinical programs of the department of internal medicine before being named director of the Integrated Medicine Service Line in 2015. In April 2022, she was named chief clinical officer.

“Dr. Krause has been at UAMS for more than 20 years and led both our COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts and helped lead the implementation of our operational surge plans for caring for additional hospitalized COVID patients,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson. “Her clinical expertise, administrative experience, and institutional knowledge make her the ideal leader for our statewide health system. She is well versed on the health care needs across Arkansas.

Dr. Krause received a bachelor’s degree and a medical doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her internal medicine residency and fellowships in nephrology and research nephrology at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Karuase also holds a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

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