2020-21

Kevin Barnett
Kevin Barnett, M.D.
Home Town: Pocahontas, AR
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: Growth and Development. From conception to adulthood, the way our various organ systems change and develop has always fascinated me.
Things that make me unique are: My wife and I had two children during medical school and lived to tell about it. But really, it’s been such a fun ride to this point and I couldn’t have done without my wife and children. I definitely view medical school and residency and a team sport and my family makes me a better person and doctor every day.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: I’m a sports information fanatic. I love the Razorbacks and Cardinals but I love knowing any statistic, background information or fact about whatever game I’m watching.
To get myself motivated I think of: My wife, Paige, and my two boys, Owen and Luke. I learn so much from them every day and without their love and support I wouldn’t be able to do what I do each day.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: I’m not a huge reader, but when I am it’s usually a sports biography or something regarding the history of WWII.
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: Independence Day. I know, I know. But I’m a sucker for any type of worldwide disaster movie.
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): Any Razorback sporting event (Go Hogs). Or St Louis Cardinals game. My wife and also really like This Is Us, Designated Survivor and The Walking Dead.
On my iPod, iTouch, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: Just whatever is on the radio. I’m not super picky when it comes to my music choices.
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: Food is a big part of all of our family get-togethers so which restaurant we are going to is always the primary discussion.
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: The people are amazing and so much fun to work with. I just couldn’t imagine being a resident anywhere but ACH and you just can’t beat home!
Kristin Mitchell
Kristin Mitchell, M.D.
Home Town: North Little Rock, AR
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: disease processes. I really enjoy developmental pediatrics, preventative medicine and social determinants of health, too, and I really want to learn more about breastfeeding medicine to help support and empower moms.
Things that make me unique are: that my husband is also pursuing medicine, and we have two beautiful little girls. I also can’t bend my left arm all the way, grew up at my parent’s veterinary clinic, and have won a lot of contests. My weirdest prize was tickets to a monster truck show where I got to race other kids in big wheels on the course for a half-time show.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: spend time with my family and friends. I love getting exercise, spending time outdoors, reading, cooking, trying new restaurants, and traveling when given the chance, as well.
To get myself motivated I think of: Colossians 3:23-24, what Jesus has done, how fortunate I am, and my family. Getting home to my husband and girls is good motivation to get work done.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: something non-medical. I tend to be reading several books at once, and there are too many on my “to-read” list. I’m currently rotating between a parenting book and a financial book and listening to “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: likely a Disney or Pixar movie. I love a good action, drama, or romantic comedy, too. I’m not too picky when it comes to flicks.
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): nothing really. I’m not a big TV watcher. I enjoy the occasional Sherlock or Person of Interest with my husband and my all-time favs are The Andy Griffith Show and Monk. I’m an old soul.
On my iPod, iTouch, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: a little of everything depending on my mood. The regular Pandora stations include Ben Rector, Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Shane and Shane, Lecrae, 90’s country, and John Williams. Of course, there are also regular Toddler Radio dance parties in our home.
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: one of the many good restaurants in town, Le Pops, the River Trail, one of our parks, or the River Market.
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: the residents are genuine and happy, the attendings are approachable and enjoy teaching, the ancillary staff are amazing, and you get exposed to a large volume of patients with a wide variety of pathologies. Though I want to do primary care, I wanted to be at an institution that I would get exposed to all fields and learn from the experts in those field.
Preston Pugh
Preston Pugh, M.D.
Home Town: Marion, AR
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: How the body works and the different disease processes that challenge the pediatric population. I also like how medicine is a field that is constantly changing as we discover new and exciting developments through medical research.
Things that make me unique are: I enjoy visiting new places and trying new foods. I am a certified open water scuba diver and I know how to juggle. I enjoy playing sports, fishing, and camping.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: Spend my free time at the gym or outdoors. I also enjoy gardening in the spring. I am up for trying any activity with friends and family.
To get myself motivated I think of: how far we have come in our medical education and how much of a privilege and the opportunity we have to make a lasting impact in a child’s life.
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: Will always have to say Harry Potter! But most likely some type of fiction novel.
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: Action movies or a Comedy.
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): I will usually just binge on Netflix some of my favorites have been Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Lost.
On my iPod, iTouch, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: I will listen to just about any genre of music. It usually depends on what activity I am doing such as listening to country music if I am camping to listening to classic rock at the gym.
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: Pinnacle Mountain state park and the River Trail.
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and…: I have grown to love the area of Little Rock and the people at ACH. I am very excited for the opportunity to train at such an amazing place.