Jefferson Regional is pleased to announce that Kari Hooper, MD, has joined the Pathology department, while Sarenthia Epps, MD, MBA has joined the staff at Jefferson Regional Pulmonary Associates in Pine Bluff.

Originally from Oklahoma, Dr. Hooper received her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She completed a general surgery internship at Spartanberg Regional Medical Center in South Carolina, followed by a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Dr. Hooper then completed fellowships in Cytopathology and Hematopathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Most recently, she served as chair of the Department of Pathology at Integris Baptist in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Epps earned her medical degree from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where she also completed an Internal Medicine residency, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Epps and her husband, Markale, grew up in South Arkansas. She is active in her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. and enjoys reading, traveling and cooking.

To make an appointment with Dr. Epps, call Jefferson Regional Pulmonology Associates at 870-541-4280.