The Myeloma Center physicians and scientists have expertise in the treatment of and research in multiple myeloma and related hematological malignancies. They are widely published in leading peer-reviewed journals and are frequently invited presenters at national and international meetings and conferences.

Our patient care team includes Myeloma Center physicians who have advanced training in Hematology/Oncology, physicians from other specialties such as Radiology and Pathology, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, data managers and other professional staff. The entire team participates in weekly patient care conferences to ensure continuity of comprehensive care. UAMS has a full complement of physician specialists who can handle complexities that may arise during the course of treatment.

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Physicians

Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., MRCP, FRCPath
Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., MRCP, FRCPath
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director of Myeloma Center

Dr. van Rhee is a leading expert in multiple myeloma and Castleman Disease with a research focus in immunotherapy. Profile

Maurizio Zangari, M.D.

Maurizio Zangari, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Dr. Zangari is a leading expert in multiple myeloma and other hematological malignancies. His research focuses on the clinical and preclinical aspects of bone disease.  Profile

Carolina Schinke, M.D.

Carolina Schinke, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Schinke is a myeloma specialist with a research focus on minimal residual disease (MRD) in multiple myeloma. Profile

Guido J. K. Tricot, M.D., Ph.D.

Guido J. K. Tricot, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine

Guido J.K. Tricot, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Myeloma Section in the Department of Internal Medicine. Profile

Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, M.D.

Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Thanendrarajan is a board-certified hematologist oncologist who specializes in the treatment of newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients.  Profile

Hospitalists

Monica Grazziutti, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Monica Grazziutti, MD, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital Universitario del Cenenario in Argentina, a residency in Infectious Diseases at Sanatorio Guemes also in Argentina, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas in Houston. She earned her medical degree from National University of Rosario in Argentina. Dr. Grazziutti is the physician director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Infusion Clinic 4.

 Shadiqul Hoque, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Shadiqul Hoque, MD, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He received his medical degree from Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh.

Pankaj Mathur, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Pankaj Mathur, MD, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York. He earned his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in India.

Angel A. Mitma, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Angel A. Mitma, MD completed a residency at Yale University/ Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Edgardo Rebagliati Martins National Hospital in Peru. He earned his medical degree from National University of San Marcos, San Fernando School of Medicine in Lima, Peru.

Amani Erra, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Amani Erra, MD completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago where she served as Chief Resident.  She earned her medical degree from NTR University in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Matthew Kottarathara, MD

Richa Parikh, MD

Research Scientists

Cody Ashby, Ph.D.

Ricky Edmondson, Ph.D. 

Michael Bauer, Ph.D.

Tarun Garg, Ph.D.

Sarah Johnson, Ph.D.

Ya-Wei Qiang, M.D., Ph.D.

Erming Tian, Ph.D.

Fenghuang Zhan, M.D., Ph.D.

Christopher Wardell, Ph.D.

Shmuel Yaccoby, Ph.D.

Donghoon Yoon, Ph.D.