Baptist Health Names Dr. Wendell Pahls as Medical Director of Emergency and Transfer Services

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health recently named Dr. Wendell Pahls as the health care system’s medical director of emergency and transfer services.

In this role, Dr. Pahls will focus on improving quality and efficiency in Baptist Health’s emergency medicine services systemwide as well as improving hospital transfer processes to better care for the people of Arkansas.

Dr. Pahls will continue serving as medical director of the emergency department at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock and as a physician in the ED. He will also remain medical director for occupational and employee health.

One of the first residency trained emergency physicians in the state, Dr. Pahls has been in practice in emergency medicine for 36 years.


For nearly 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.