Retired PB doctor inducted into Hall of Fame

John Redman, M.D., of Pine Bluff, was inducted into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Hall of Fame April 15.

A former longtime chairman of the Department of Urology at UAMS, Redman was a leading international authority on applied anatomy of the genitourinary system and is known worldwide for numerous surgical innovations in pediatric urology.

The 1963 UAMS graduate established the state’s first pediatric urology program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

When Redman assumed leadership of the Division of Urology at UAMS in 1973, he was the youngest urology section head in the United States and served as chairman for 23 years. He continued on the faculty as a professor for 11 years before retiring as a professor emeritus at the end of 2009. He held a number of other leadership posts at UAMS, including assistant dean for clinical affairs in 1974-1976.

Redman was honored at the College of Medicine’s annual Dean’s Honor Day, which highlights achievements and contributions of faculty, staff and alumni.

Redman has lived in Pine Bluff since 1989.