Dr. Barry Pierce installed AFP president
Doctor Barry Pierce of Mountain View was installed as the 66th president of the Arkansas Chapter American Academy of Family Physicians on June 14 in the ballroom of the Doubletree hotel in Little Rock during the annual Scientific Assembly.
Doctor Carlos Gonzales of Arizona, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians was special guest and installed officers and directors.
A native of Manila, Pierce graduated from Hendrix College with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry and phychology. He then joined the Army National Guard for four years and served as an OH 58 Aeroscout Observer responsible for navigation of helicopter and scouting forward positions and as UH-1 helicopter crew chief responsible for the maintenance of aircraft and safety of the crew. He is a distinguished honor graduate from MOS training. He received a M.S. Degree from UAMS in Occupational and Environmental Health and worked for several years afterwards working for an environmental firm but his dream of becoming a family doctor brought him to Little Rock again where he received his Medical Degree from UAMS in 2001. He completed a three year residency in Family Medicine at UAMS AHEC Pine Bluff and is currently an emergency room doctor.
He has been actively involved in the AAFP since his first year of medical school and served as the Family Medicine Interest Group President as well as the Student member of the AR AFP Board of Directors for three years. Dr. Pierce was active as a volunteer for Food for Kids Project and Arkansas Rice Depot development of the Medical Student Rural Medicine Society; visiting with high school students about AIDS and worked in the trauma coordination office part time.
He currently serves on Governor Beebe's Trauma Board Advisory Committee. Dr. Pierce has many hobbies, knife making, bow hunting, trout fishing and spending time with his wife Beverly Wardlaw Pierce and their chocolate Lab, Ms. Bailey.
He is the son of Barbara and Joe Dean Pierce of Manila.