Sarenthia McClelland, MD, MBA

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Dr. McClelland is a board-certified internal medicine physician currently in pulmonary and critical care fellowship. She is an Arkansas Native and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

She has hands-on experience in daily patient care activities including proper coding techniques and caregiving to critical patients in the ICU/CVICU.


Professional Highlights

  • Biochemistry Research Assistant at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • Biochemistry Research Assistant at Medical Center of South Arkansas


Volunteer Work

  • Volunteer – Pre-Medical Students Conference
  • Volunteer – Arkansas Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association Red Shoe Event for Childhood Obesity
  • Volunteer – 12th Street Health and Wellness Clinic; Little Rock, AR
  • Volunteer – Health Professions Recruitment Exposure Program Conference
  • Volunteer – Thanksgiving Food Drive; Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Volunteer – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas
  • Volunteer – Veteran’s Home; Fayetteville, Arkansas



  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Certification
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Biomedical Research Certified by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers


Publications and Presentations

  • Dasgupta R, Parsons A, McClelland S, Morgan E, Robertson MJ, Noel TR, Schmitz ML, Rettiganti M, Gupta P. Association of Hematocrit and Red Blood Cell Transfusion with Outcomes in Infants with Shunt-Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow and Univentricular Physiology, Blood Transfus 2014 Nov 25:1-6. DOI: 10.2450/2014.0128-14.
  • Innabi, S. McClelland, T. Raman, B. Alzghoul, N. Meena. ‘No Stent Left Behind’: A review of stent removal and related complications. EMJ Respiratory.
  • Thoracoscopic Pleurodesis with Combined Sclerosis Agents in Recurrent Exudative Pleural Effusion: An Experience of Two Tertiary Care Center; Collaborated with Dr. Phil Doener, Dr. Nikhil Meena, Dr. Kaphle, and other residents/fellows at Tulane in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Current practice in management of exudative pleural effusions. A survey of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP); Collaborated with Dr. Nikhil Meena, Ayoub Innabi, Dr. Thaddeus Barrter.
  • Adjustment of ventilator settings post-intubation by the use of arterial blood gases vs pulse oximetry and end-tidal carbon-dioxide; Collaborated with Dr. Raga Deepak Reddy Palagiri, Dr. Hareem Goraya, Dr. John C. Kincaid, Dr. Jillella Anusha, Dr. Sarenthia McClelland, and Dr. Alok Surana.
  • Tickborne Illness: Heartland virus and Q fever; Collaborated with Dr. Matthew Burns 2018.
  • Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis; Collaborated with Dr. Susan Beland, Dr. Jessica Frazier, and Dr. Quinton Palmer
  • Patterns and Outcomes of vasopressin and methylprednisolone use during cardiopulmonary resuscitation at UAMS; Collaborated with Amy James, Dr. Michael Cross, Dr. Akshay Goel, and Dr. Kelsey Bessett.
  • McClelland S., Nodurft, D., Gurram, P., Kuo, E., Gokden, M., Joshi, M. Moyamoya Disguised as Multiple Sclerosis Exacerbation. Presented at the Arkansas ACP conference – September 2017, Southern Regional Meeting – February 20 18, and the American Thoracic Society – May 2018
  • Prince, A., McClelland S., Meena, N., Upendra, K., An Atypical Presentation of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Presented at the American Thoracic Society – May 2018
  • Alzghoul, B. Alqam, A. Abualsuod, S. McClelland, Z. Gheith, A. Innabi, K. Chatterjee, N. Meena. Echocardiographic findings of pulmonary hypertension in cocaine users. Presented at the American Thoracic Society – May 2018
  • Tickborne Illness: Heartland virus and Q fever. Presented at the Arkansas ACP conference – September 2018



  • Mary Lee Evers and Ralph Evers UAMS Scholarship (2013-2015)
  • Joseph and Carolyn Tenenbaum Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship (2012-2015)
  • Graduate Student Leaders Award Recipient (2011)
  • Recipient of the Student Support Services Scholarship (2008)
  • Emerging Leader Graduate (2008)


Academic and Professional Memberships

  • Resident Council Member (2017-2019)
  • Residency Research Committee (2018-2019)
  • American College of Physicians – Resident Member (2015-present)
  • American Medical Association – Student Member (2011-present)
  • Student National Medical Association Edith Irby Jones Chapter (2011-2015)
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group – Representative for the Freshman Medical Class (2011-2012)



  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Internal Medicine Residency from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Masters of Business Administration from Western Governor’s University
  • Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
  • Bachelor of Science Chemistry from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville


Last modified on: 16-07-2021