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David Harshfield Jr, MD, MS

Ultrasound, MSK, Interventional Radiology and Cellular Medicine

Dr. David L. Harshfield, Jr., M.D, M.S.


I am a Diagnostic Radiologist, certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), skilled in all aspects of diagnostic radiology to include Standard and Functional MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Mammography, DMX and Interventional Radiology.  I am the interventional radiologist at the Medical Center South Arkansas, and I have a Tele-Radiology practice and hold a current medical license in the states of Arkansas, Nevada, Florida, New York, Texas, Missouri and Ohio.  For over a decade, I served as Medical Director for Westside Open MRI in Little Rock and Northside Open MRI in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  I was a Founding Member and served as Medical Director for Ozark Radiology Group at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Prior to those positions, I was the Director of Preventative and Advanced Imaging for ProScan Imaging, world headquarters located in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, I graduated from Hall High School in Little Rock and Hendrix College in Conway, AR.  I attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where I obtained a Medical Doctorate in 1981, graduating with honors.  My work in the Honor’s Program during medical school pertained to stem cell therapy for the treatment of Diabetes, and provided me with a Masters Degree in Physiology and Biophysics, as well.  I became board certified in Radiology in 1981, and obtained a fellowship in Angiographic and Interventional Radiology, subsequently serving as Director of Special Procedures at UAMS upon completing my fellowship in 1982.  In 2002, I completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology from Proscan Imaging of Cincinnati, Ohio.  In June 2007, I entered the 10-Year Rule Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program by passing the re-certification exam administered by the American Board of Radiology. I have been working with NASA studying and demonstrating with Upright MRI the effects of micro gravity on the human Central Nervous System, as well as with the NFL studying Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


I have held numerous leadership positions that include service on various local, regional, and national committees and boards of directors.  I was chosen as Radiology Resident of the Year and Chief Resident of the UAMS Radiology Department in his final year of residency. I also served as President of the Council of Chief Residents during my final year of Radiology training at UAMS. I subsequently served as President of the American Medical Society (AMS) young Physician’s Section (YPS) of the Arkansas State Medical Society, as well as the YPS delegate to the AMS from the American College of Radiology.  I served on the Clinical Image Review Committee (CIRC), responsible for credentialing and accrediting mammography centers for the Arkansas State Health Department (ASHD).  I also served as an Adhoc Radiology Advisor for the Governor’s Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Prevention (BCCCP) Board for the ASHD. I also served as a Clinical Associate Professor on staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as well as Director of the Mammography Section and Director of the Imaging Outreach Program of UAMS. I am currently the Chairman of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS), as well on serving on the advisory board for the ICMS. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM).


I held a joint appointment to both the Radiology and Urology departments during my tenure at UAMS.  I served as Chief of Radiology at John McClelland Veteran’s Administration Hospital from 1989 to 1994.  I the founding member and first Director of Radiology at both the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, as well as the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Since 1987, I have established and directed imaging departments at several hospitals and outpatient imaging centers.  My combined experience in academic and private practice has resulted in a unique, diverse approach to imaging, diagnosis, teaching, and research. 


I have lectured extensively in the U.S. and throughout the world and I am currently interested in the advancement of:

  • Noninvasive imaging procedures
  • Low invasive biopsy/ablation techniques
  • Functional and positional imaging
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) measurement in Upright MRI
  • Relationship of skull based pathoanatomy with migraine headaches
  • Craniocervical Junction Syndrome (CCJS)
  • Effects of micro gravity on the CNS of NASA astronauts
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research with the NFL
  • Regenerative injection therapy (RIT)
  • FDA phase III Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) limb salvage trial
  • Cellular medicine
  • Establishing multi-specialty clinics of Integrative Regenerative Medicine.   


David L. Harshfield, Jr. M.D., M.S.

With specialty training in Ultrasound, MSK, Interventional Radiology and Cellular Medicine