Gary Edwards, DO, FACOFP

Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Chair of Family Medicine
Family Medicine

Bachelor of Science: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville AR

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery: A. T. Still University/Kirksville College Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Internship: Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals, St. Louis, MO

Residency: Family Medicine, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH

Rural Medicine Fellowship: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine/Obliness Memorial Hospital, Athens, OH

Practice: Family and Emergency Medicine Fort Smith, AR, 1982-2017


  • Eagle Scout
  • Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
  • Chief Resident Ohio University COM
  • Board Certified American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
  • Fellow ACOFP
  • Founding Member of Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA)
  • Past President AOMA
  • President Arkansas Chapter of ACOFP
  • President Sebastian County Chapter of Arkansas Medical Society (AMS)

Trustee positions:

  • BOT Arkansas Medical Foundation
  • BOT Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program


  • Flying helicopters and airplanes
  • Water and snow skiing
  • Antique car restoration
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Foreign Medical Missionary 1982-2013


  • Spouse, Cheryl Holden, DHSc.
  • 4 children and 6 grandchildren