MASTER: Meet Your Facilitators


Jason S. Mizell, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Director of Surgery Clerkship

Dr. Mizell obtained his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed a fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Mizell is an Associate Professor of surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and specializes in surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. He is an active member of the Arkansas Medical Society, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgery, Alpha Omega Alpha, and The Association for Surgical Education. He is also involved in numerous local and national educational focused committees such as the UAMS Academic Houses Leadership Committee, Clerkship Directors Clinical Education Committee, Department of Surgery Clinical Competence Committee for Residents, Clerkship Directors Committee of the ASE, and the Young Surgeons Committee and Self-Assessment Committee Member of the ASCRS.

He is the director of the junior and senior surgery clerkship, and is actively involved in medical student and resident education including mentoring, lecturing, and bedside instructing.   He has been honored with numerous teaching awards, and has developed curricula instructing resident and students on the Business of Medicine.  His research interests are in rectal cancer and medical education, especially regarding personal and business finance.

Why Dr. Mizell thinks this program is important…

To be able to provide high quality care for patients, good communication is critical.  If a healthcare professional cannot adequately communicate their treatment plan to a patient, there is significant potential for confusion, compromised patient care, and potentially patient harm.  I am glad to be a part of this program which will help train us to better care for our patients through effective and meaningful communication.