Sports Medicine Staff
Courtesy: UALR Sports Information
          Release: 01/15/2009
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Dr. Jack Vander Schilden

Dr. Jack Vander Schilden was inducted into the UALR Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003 for his outstanding contributions to Trojan athletics. He has been involved with UALR since joining the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1985, and has donated countless hours since then to the care of Trojan student-athletes. He currently serves as the Jackson T. Stephens Distinguished Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UAMS.

Dr. Vander Schilden graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where he lettered in football, as an offensive lineman, and wrestling. He was awarded the Fred C. Tucker Memorial Award in 1973, an honor given annually to the outstanding student-athlete at the institution. He then attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, Ill., and earned his M.D. in 1977.

Dr. Vander Schilden was honored in 2007 by the Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association (AATA) at the group’s annual meeting in Little Rock. The AATA presented Dr. Vander Schilden with a Lifetime Honorary Membership Award and renamed one of its scholarships the Dr. Jack Vander Schilden Graduate Student Scholarship.




Dr. Blake McGowan

Dr. Blake McGowan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Political Science in 1994. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and served his residency at Santa Rosa Family Medicine at San Antonio, where he was chief resident. He is board certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Christian Medical/Dental Society and the Pulaski County Medical Society.

Dr. McGowan is single and attends Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock. His hobbies are fly fishing, golf and travel.





Dr. Keith Cooper

Dr. Keith Cooper graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Biology in 1991. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas Medical School and served his residency at UAMS, where he was chief resident. He is board certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Pulaski County Medical Society.  He has been in private practice family medicine at the St. Vincent Family Clinic in Little Rock since 1998.

Dr. Cooper and his wife Tami enjoy family time with their two children.




Dr. Scott Davis

Dr. Scott Davis is an interventional cardiologist from Little Rock. He went to medical school at UAMS and did his cardiology training at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. He and his wife Shannon have four children.





Dr. Robert Jolly

Dr. Robert Jolly graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1986 with a degree in Zoology. He attended Dental School at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis from 1987-1991. Dr. Jolly performed his internship and one year of  residency at Charity Hospital / LSU Medical  Center  and Children's Hospital in New Orleans from 1991-1993. He completed a Maxillofacial Surgery residency at St Francis Medical Center / University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA from 1993-1997. Since 1997, Dr. Jolly has been in private practice at North Little Rock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with clinic partner Dr. Robert Keene.





Dr. R. Lee Hinson Jr.

R. Lee Hinson Jr., DDS, MAGD is an Arkansas native and has practiced general dentistry in Little Rock for over 24 years.  Raised in Little Rock, he attended McClellan High School and was a presidential scholar at the University of Central Arkansas. He was an honor graduate at the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry and is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Hinson has assisted with the sports program at UALR for over 10 years and is married to the former Marsha Ann Kilburn of Dover, AR.  They have two children, Alex, 15, and Katherine Grace, 10. They both attend Pulaski Academy in Little Rock.





Dr. David Evans

David L. Evans, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.  After serving in the United States Air Force for four years, he returned to Arkansas to practice optometry.  Dr. Evans has provided eye and vision care at Evans Vision Center in Little Rock since 1981.  He is a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Evans Vision Center is located across from UALR at 3700 S. University, Suite 19.  Services provided include eye examinations, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and the treatment of eye disease.





Rob Tillman, PT

Dr. Rob Tillman is the president of Ortho Rehab and Specialty Centers. In 1986, he received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Missouri. Rob immediately saw the need to attain a level of clinical competence that would allow him to effectively address the complex needs of his patient population. With this in mind, he enrolled in a post graduate residency training program with the Sorlandets Institute which later became known as the Ola Grimsby Institute.

Dr. Tillman attained the highest level of clinical certification available in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation. Since then, he has received international recognition for his research on the lumbo pelvic system and has written benchmark works on the thoracic and cervical regions, as well. Rob has presented at several national and international conferences on a wide range of healthcare-related topics. He is also a recognized authority in the arena of sports medicine, having been credited with the rehabilitation design and training programs for many professional athletes and organizations including professional baseball, a Super Bowl MVP quarterback, an NBA championship-winning power forward and a four-time golf world long drive champion.















Dr. John Cloud

Dr. John Jutus Cloud was born in Little Rock, AR on May 13, 1957. He is a 1975 graduate of Little Rock Catholic High School and a 1979 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Then he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1983. He served as the President of the Central District Dental Society of Arkansas and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Additional post-graduate training includes Las Vegas Institute, Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, and also training in Cerec restorations.

Dr. Cloud married Valerie Oakley on March 3, 1984. They have two daughters: Lauren, 20 years old and Katherine, 18 years old. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Favorite hobbies include golf and tennis." He too has help us for over 10 years.



Sydney Rephan 

Sydney Rephan is a registered dietitian/health educator with the UAMS Family Medical Center and the UAMS Weight Control Program. Her job involves teaching weekly classes in how to keep weight and health under control, in addition to OB education, smoking cessation and general nutrition. She received her BS from UCA in 1997, graduating summa cum laude. She was named the UCA Outstanding Student in the College of Health and Applied Sciences that year. She received two scholarships from the UCA Honor’s College while a student there, and was a member of Phi Omicron Upsilon Honor Society.

She has worked at UAMS as a dietitian in the recuperative care unit and the bone marrow transplant unit and has worked with the UAMS internship coordinator. Sydney is a member of the American Dietetics Association, the Arkansas Dietetics Association and is licensed by the state of Arkansas. Sydney has taught fitness classes for seniors at War Memorial Fitness Center, and used to be a pastry chef and may be the only pastry-chef-turned-dietitian you’ll ever meet.

When not working, Sydney has participated in community events including volunteering at Camp Anytown (sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews) and other NCCJ programs: “Conversations of Race, Culture and Ethnicity” and “Undoing Racism.” She was asked by the UCA Residence Hall Advisors to develop and present a class on dealing with people of diverse backgrounds after holding a six-week series of interactive seminars on understanding others. Sydney is married and has one daughter.

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