Dr. Liem is the Jackson T. Stephens
Professor and Vice Chairman of the Donald W.
Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
He also serves as the Associate Chief of Staff for
Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Central
Arkansas Veteran Health System.
Born in Hue, Vietnam and graduated with top
honor from Quoc Hoc High School in 1966, Dr. Liem
earned his Medical degree from the University of
Saigon Medical School in 1973 where he was the top
graduate of the 20th Medical Corp. Dr. Liem
entered the US in 1974 for fly surgeon training in
San Antonio, Texas; he later served as a Resident
in Family Medicine at UAMS and became the Chief
Resident in 1979-1980. Dr. Liem was a Fellow in
Geriatric Medicine at UAMS from 1980 to 1982 when
he began his study in Dementia, Alzheimer's
disease and the effects of nootropic and
psychotropic agents in the elderly.
Dr. Liem is highly regarded a geriatrician,
teacher and administrator. He was honored with the
Red Sash Teaching Award 12 times by the UAMS,
College of Medicine graduating seniors. He was
chosen by his peers to be listed in Best Doctors
in America twice (1996 and 1998) and has been
included in Castle and Connolly's America Top
Doctors 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004 editions.
Dr. Liem is a member of the American Geriatric
Society; he is also a member of the Gerontological
Society of America. He has lectured and published
extensively on the subjects of Dementia and
Geriatric Health Care.
The Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
at UAMS is currently ranked 8th by the US News and
World Report, Best Graduate Education issue; its
clinical program is included in the Best Hospital
issue of the same magazine.