Kellen DawsonUndergraduate: Millsaps College in Jackson, MS

Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans


Pathology: Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal pathology

Personal: I am the youngest of four girls, and I enjoy spending time with my family and numerous nieces and nephews. I love trying new restaurants with my husband, shopping, new school supplies, Chick-Fil-A, Harry Potter, and my golden retriever. I love all things related to Mickey Mouse, especially visiting Walt Disney World every chance I can get!

Why I Like UAMS Pathology:

I knew that UAMS was the place for me as soon as I interviewed. I wanted a program that was in a medium-sized, southern city with diversity in cases as well as a collegial atmosphere. The faculty are passionate about education, and the residents are so friendly and helpful. The overall atmosphere is so inviting and warm, and I am very excited to be here! ​

Favorite Activity in Arkansas:  I love to walk the trails in my neighborhood and trying new restaurants

Favorite Restaurant in Little Rock: Oh this is too hard! I can’t pick just one. I really love Samantha’s, Heights Tacos and Tamales, The Fold, Table 28, Petit and Keet, and Big Orange, to name a few.

If I weren’t a pathologist, I would be: a pediatrician, and if I weren’t a doctor, I would love to work at Walt Disney World or be a travel/lifestyle blogger.