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Dr. Hayes was born in Rockford, Illinois, and moved with his family to Russellville, Arkansas, when he was young.  He was drawn to medicine from an early age when he excelled in the sciences.  He has a passion for trying to make each patient feel better.  He and his wife live here in Texarkana with their four children.  He is an avid runner and photographer.  ​

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Director Christus St. Michael EP Lab

Fellowship & Postgraduate Training

  • Fellowship, Electrophysiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR


Residency / Chief Resident

  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Medical Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

  • Undergraduate Degree: Hendrix College BA in Biology (with Distinction), Conway, AR



  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Internal Medicine


Awards / Recognitions

  • Keith Sutton Memorial Research Scholarship

  • Partners in Research Grant

  • Tinsley R. Harrison Research Scholarship

  • Oslar Award for Outstanding Senior Resident

  • Fellow of the Year Award



  • Complex arrhythmia management, including catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia

  • Medical management and catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardias (SVT)

  • Evaluation and management of cardiac dyssynchrony in heart failure patients

  • Implantation of cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), including bi-ventricular ICDs

  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers, including bi-ventricular pacemakers

  • Implantation of loop recorders for arrhythmia detection

  • Evaluation and management of anticoagulation

  • Workup and management of syncope

  • Evaluation of palpitations

  • Critical care cardiology

  • Heart failure management


Kevin R. Hayes, MD

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