Your Physicians

David Gilliam, M.D.

Dr. Gilliam became interested in medicine in general and specifically in orthopedic surgery after an accident at age 17. The excellent orthopedic care he received allowed him to return to his active lifestyle and he continues to enjoy swimming, skiing, hunting and bicycling. In fact, he has ridden the entire 570-mile Blue Ridge Parkway on a bicycle. His teenage injury also created a desire to help people and provide them the type of care he received. He joined OrthoArkansas in 1990.

Dr. Gilliam graduated from Harding University in Searcy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed an internship and a residency at UAMS. His medical interests are in orthopedic sports medicine, particularly arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member and past president of the Arkansas Orthopedic Society and is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society.

He and his wife, Vanessa, have two children that he calls the delight of his life.

Educational Links

A Nation in Motion

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder Impingement

Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator Cuff Tears and Treatment Options

Shoulder Joint Replacement

Arthritis of the Shoulder

Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)

Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Tears: Frequently Asked Questions

Common Shoulder Injuries

Stop Sports Injuries

Korey Stringer Institute

Sports Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

David Gilliam

Medical Background

Medical degree

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Transitional Internship

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Orthopedic Trauma


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Office and Contact Information

Office Address

10301 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72205

Local: 501.604.6900
Toll-Free: 800.264.5633
Fax: 501.604.6941