August 27, 2015

Nine of 10 Arkansans Named by Newsweek/Castle Connolly As the “Top Cancer Doctors” in U.S. are at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK – Nine of the 10 cancer physicians from Arkansas named as “2015 Top Cancer Doctors” in the United States are from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

The Top Cancer Doctors list was printed in the July 31-Aug. 7, 2015, issue of Newsweek in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the producers of “America’s Top Doctors.” The list was compiled through peer nominations and research conducted during the course of two decades.top-doctors-banner-hi

“This is just a further confirmation that UAMS has more doctors recognized for their clinical excellence than any other facility in the state, and that, as the Cancer Institute continues to grow and expand that there are fewer and fewer instances where Arkansans need to leave the state to obtain state-of-the-art cancer care,” said UAMS Cancer Institute Director Peter Emanuel, M.D.

The following UAMS physicians were named Top Cancer Doctors in the United States:

  • V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., breast surgeon, director of the UAMS Division of Breast Surgical Oncology and professor in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • James Y. Suen, M.D., head and neck surgeon, chairman of the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and distinguished professor in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • Alexander F. Burnett, M.D., gynecologic oncologist and professor in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • Laura Hutchins, M.D., hematologist/oncologist and professor in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • Peter Emanuel, M.D., hematologist/oncologist, director of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and professor in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • Issam Makhoul, M.D., hematologist/oncologist, director of the UAMS Division of Hematology/Oncology and associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D., founder of the UAMS Myeloma Institute and distinguished professor in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • James Yuen, M.D., plastic surgeon and professor and chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine
  • Richard J. Jackson, M.D., pediatric surgeon at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (an affiliate of UAMS) and professor in the UAMS College of Medicine