LITTLE ROCK — C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon, professor and department chair at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been inducted into The Hip Society, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the hip joint. Its members are recognized thought leaders in the field of hip surgery.

Barnes was recognized as a new member in March in New Orleans at the 2018 Winter Meeting of The Hip Society.

Barnes is chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. He also holds the Carl L. Nelson, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. Barnes is the only Arkansas member of The Hip Society since the death of Nelson, the former chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for whom the distinguished chair is named.

Barnes graduated with honors from the College of Medicine in 1986 and completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at UAMS. He completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery and arthritis surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Barnes is one of Arkansas’ and the region’s foremost joint replacement experts. He is also a member of the prestigious Knee Society, an exclusive organization of the world’s experts in orthopaedic surgery, where he is also the only Arkansas member.

Barnes is president of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association and a past president of the Arkansas Orthopaedic Society, the Southern Orthopaedic Association and the Society of Arthritic Joint Surgery. He has served as treasurer and is currently president-elect of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Barnes has published extensively and is on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Barnes is known nationally for his expertise in health care quality and efficiency.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,834 students, 822 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.