James Anthony Dibrell, Jr., M.D. (b.1846-d.1904) was a founder and dean of the UAMS College of Medicine from 1886 until his death in November 1904. The medical school in Little Rock was known as the Medical Department of the Arkansas Industrial University (1879-1899) and the Medical Department of the University of Arkansas (1899-1918) in Fayetteville. Dr. Dibrell's official title was President of the Medical Faculty. He taught General, Descriptive, and Surgical Anatomy at the Medical Department from 1879 until his death in 1904. He also served for fifteen years as the attending physician of the Arkansas Deaf and Dumb Institute in Little Rock.