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MS Researcher and Clinician, UAMS

A legacy in patient care.
In the MS community, Dr. Lee Archer is a household name as the top provider for MS care in the state of Arkansas.

Dr. Archer first went to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on a track scholarship. He then graduated with a B.S. degree in Natural Sciences and then graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine, followed by an internship and Neurology Residency at UAMS. He immediately joined the faculty and celebrated 30 years of being at UAMS in 2017. Dr. Archer achieved the rank of Associate Professor in 1992 and Professor in 2008. He became the inaugural recipient of the Major and Ruth Nodini Endowed Chair in Neurology for Multiple Sclerosis and Associated Disorders in June 2007. He has received numerous teaching awards from students and humanitarian awards from both students and colleagues. He currently serves as Chairman of the University Hospital Ethics Committee, and interim Chairman of the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Archer’s service to the community includes organizing international medical mission trips to Honduras through his church, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. He currently serves on the Boards of ARORA, and the Arkansas Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Association. Dr. Archer is a past president of the Pulaski County Medical Society and will be President of the Arkansas Medical Society in 2018.

He developed an interest in multiple sclerosis early in his career after a visit from local representatives of the National MS Society and that has been the primary focus of his clinical practice.