Dr. Scott Walsh has been part of Arkansas Bone and Joint since 2007, upon completion of residency training at UAMS.  He originally is from central Arkansas, having graduated from Glen Rose High School in 1994.  After college at Ouachita Baptist University, he attended UAMS for medical school and orthopedic residency training.  He was board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 2009, after completing their rigorous requirements.  Dr. Walsh’s practice includes many aspects of orthopedics, including joint replacement, sports medicine, trauma reconstruction, and hand surgery.  While Dr. Walsh does the majority of his surgeries at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, he also has surgical privileges at Hot Spring County Medical Center in Malvern and Arkansas Surgical Hospital in North Little Rock.  Dr. Walsh recently served four years as chief of surgery at Saline Memorial Hospital, supervising the daily functioning of surgery department.  Currently he is a member of the advisory board for Saline Memorial Hospital.  He also serves on the board of directors of the Saline Memorial Health Foundation.  Dr. Walsh was recently named by AY Magazine as one the “best healthcare professionals in orthopedics” in the state of Arkansas.  He also was voted by the readers of Saline County Lifestyles as “Best in the Biz – runner up best physician in Saline County”.  He lives in Benton with his wife, Hilary, and their three kids, Hayden, Lochlan, and Barrett.  He and his family are members of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church.  Dr. Walsh serves on the school board of Bryant Public Schools.  He is also a huge Razorback fan, and is a board member of the Saline County Razorback Club.  Go Hogs!


Dr. Jerry Lorio was born and raised in Louisiana, “The Sportsman Paradise,” where he developed a love for the great outdoors. He graduated from Holy Savior Menard High School in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1985. He then attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in 1993. Orthopedic residency training was earned from UAMS, finishing in 1998 under the leadership of Dr. Carl Nelson as the Orthopedic Surgery Chairman. In 2002 he received the “Selakovich Award”, a UAMS faculty award for teaching his total joint replacement surgery techniques to UAMS orthopedic residents.

Dr. Lorio splits his time between Arkansas Surgical Hospital and Saline Memorial Hospital. He has a balanced practice in joint reconstructive surgery and general orthopedic surgery, and has passed his Board Certification in both of these areas of interest.

His professional passion is in the field of patient specific knee replacement. He has designed a series of techniques and instrumentation to optimize balancing, alignment and rotation using conventional implants. He believes every knee has a unique design, and a knee replacement should model that design. Each patient is provided with a custom knee replacement based on their size, rotation, alignment and deformity, since implementing this system in 2008, he has seen improved outcomes in motion, stability, return to function, and patient satisfaction. He has received a US patent for his “knee balancing instrument”. Some of his techniques and instruments have been acquired by a major medical device maker. He also is now performing anterior (ASI) hip replacement surgery which allows the patient to begin walking with all their weight on the day of surgery. Dr. Lorio is also performing anatomic total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement surgery.

He treats patients in a way he would want a member of his family treated and recognizes that it is a team effort among patient, physician, and the hospital: with open lines of communication to achieve the optimal result. He does not participate in the Little Rock Medical Exchange and therefore invites his Arkansas Surgical Hospital postoperative patients to call him directly. He is married to Allison Lorio, a part-time anesthesiologist. They enjoy the challenge of raising their four children. They are members of Fellowship Bible Church. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, golfing and running.


Mark S. “BJ” Bailey, Jr., MD was born in Harrison, Arkansas. He attended Harrison high school, where he played multiple sports. He was involved in coaching and officiating both soccer and baseball throughout his time in high school and college. He attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas where he played football and he received a Bachelors degree in chemistry.  He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at UAMS in 2011.  Dr. Bailey then completed an orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi.

As a sport medicine surgeon, Dr. Bailey has served in may capacities ranging from trainer, to sideline physician, to operating surgeon, as well as educating UAMS residents on how to evaluate sports injuries, and preform the most current arthroscopic procedures and joint replacement techniques.   He has worked with the Harding Academy High School and Harding University Bison football and basketball teams.  He has been a sideline physician for the Arkansas Razorback football team, courtside physician for Arkansas Razorback basketball team, and both the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans men’s and women’s basketball team. During the 2012 football season, he had daily involvement and served as the primary team physician for the Division I Jackson State Tigers.

Dr. Bailey has received numerous awards and scholarships in high school and college. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical school honor Society while at UAMS. He was also the winner of the 26th Annual Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum research presentations and received the UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Teaching Award in 2011.  He is currently an active member in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Association of sports medicine (AAOSM).  From 2011-2013, he served as an assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at both UAMS and the Central Arkansas VA healthcare system in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Bailey is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.


Dr. Jeffrey Johnson

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson has moved around over the years but calls West Virginia home. He recently moved from Wyoming with his family to the Benton/Bryant area to joint Arkansas Bone & Joint. He graduated from Hurricane High School in Hurricane, WV in 1997 where he lettered in multiple sports including football and basketball. He attended Brigham Young University for college, receiving a Bachelors degree in microbiology and graduated magna cum laude in medical school at The Ohio State University in 2007. Orthopedic residency training was completed in Akron, Ohio with Summa Health System. He then went on to complete fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Johnson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and has several professional interests. He is specialized in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopy and has worked as a team physician with the University of Akron and Virginia Tech during his training. He enjoys treating both high-level athletes and weekend warriors. He is very interested in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and ankle. This includes instability surgery and rotator cuff repair of the shoulder; meniscus repair and ACL reconstruction of the knee; and the management of cartilage damage of multiple joints. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Johnson also enjoys performing joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder (both anatomic and reverse types) as well as other areas of general orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Johnson is married to Kelli Johnson and they have 4 children. They look forward to being active members of the Benton/Bryant community.


Jasmin Lease PA-C joined Jerry Lorio, M.D. in 2008 as an extension healthcare provider. Jasmin is involved with all aspects of the practice and sees patients in the office and hospital, as well as operates with Dr. Lorio.

Jasmin has a Monday afternoon clinic independent of Dr. Lorio. Tuesday through Thursday she works with Dr. Lorio in clinic. As a physician assistant Jasmin is able to diagnose and treat many orthopedic problems. She also is able to place casts, set fractures and give joint injections. She also helps Dr. Lorio with daily hospital rounds at Saline Memorial Hospital and Arkansas Surgical Hospital.

Jasmin was raised in Van Buren, AR. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Arkansas State University in 2005. She then earned her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University in 2008. Jasmin is currently board certified through National Commission of Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed through the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Jasmin is married to her husband Zach. They have 2 children, Taylor and Mason.


Nick grew up in Camden, AR, where he graduated co-valedictorian in 2009. He then graduated in 2013 from Ouachita Baptist University, where he played baseball and majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After college, he moved to Little Rock and began working at the Ginny & Bob Shell Alzheimer’s Center at Parkway Village. It was here that he met the love of his life, Hailey, who he married in June of 2015. Nick worked as an Animal Research Assistant at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute before attending Baptist Health College’s Surgical Technology Program from 2015-2016. For the next couple years, he worked as a Certified Surgical Technologist in the Main O.R. at Baptist Health Medical Center, while also working as a Tissue Recovery Technician with ARORA and a Cornea Recovery Technician with the UAMS Lions Eye Bank. In 2020, Nick earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from UAMS. He and Hailey have two kids, Lexi and Liam, and attend Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, where they serve as pre-school teachers. He has always felt a very strong calling to help people and work as a servant of the Lord in the medical field. Nick joined Dr. Walsh in November of 2020.


David is Dr. Jeffrey Johnson’s Physician Assistant. David graduated PA school from UAMS in August 2020 and joined Dr. Jeffrey Johnson in October 2020. David sees patients with Dr. Johnson in the clinic in Benton, while also seeing patients in Sheridan on Monday mornings.  He also assists Dr. Johnson in the operating room. David is originally from Cherokee Village, AR. David graduated from Ouachita Baptist Univeristy with a degree in Biology and a minor in psychology in 2012. David married his wife, Jordan, in 2012 and they now have 3 kids that they are doing their best to raise to be respectable human beings. They have called Little Rock home since 2017 until moving to Bryant in March 2021. David’s hobbies include playing Lion King with his middle child, wrestling with his son and sharing all his food with his 1 yr old. David and Jordan attend Fellowship Bible Church in West Little Rock. David is happy to be a part of the Arkansas Bone and Joint team.  David is excited to be serving in the community.



Dia grew up in Jonesboro, AR where she first grew to love athletics during high school. She then attended Harding University in Searcy, AR for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. Throughout her four years there, she was a member of the track and field team and competed in the high jump. She graduated in 2011 and started the physician assistant program that fall. She graduated in 2013 and began working in gastroenterology for four years. She has performed guest lectures at the PA State CME Convention and at the UAMS PA Program. Because of her love for athletics and background in Exercise Science, she is excited to join Dr. Bailey in his orthopedic practice as his physician assistant.

Currently, she is coaching cheerleading at Central Arkansas Christian where her husband teaches and serves as a football and track and field coach. They have two boys, Alton and Talon, and are doing their best to keep up with their kids and their athletes. They are members of the Levy church of Christ in North Little Rock and enjoy helping with community outreach and the youth group.