October 27, 2015

Dermatologist Thomas Jennings, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Thomas Jennings, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a specialist in Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer.

He sees patients in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Dermatology Cancer Clinic, which offers a full range of treatments for early melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma and other skin cancers.

Mohs micrographic surgery is an outpatient procedure that is a precise way to remove tumors and minimize damage to the surrounding tissue. The procedure has one of the lowest recurrence rates among skin cancer removal techniques.

Jennings also is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology where he is director of dermatologic surgery.

He earned both his medical degree and a doctorate of philosophy in biochemistry and molecular biology at UAMS. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hendrix College.

After finishing an internship in internal medicine and a residency in dermatology at UAMS, Jennings completed a fellowship in procedural dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.