Face of Cancer Care
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Kristin K. Zorn M.D.; Ronda S. Henry-Tillman M.D., FACS; Michael Birrer, M.D., PH.D.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only health sciences university in Arkansas. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS is the only academic cancer center in Arkansas. A host of talented doctors and staff at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is passionately dedicated to caring for cancer patients regardless of who they are, where they come from and what their finances are.
Three of these notable doctors are Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, M.D., FACS, Breast Cancer Surgeon; Kristin K. Zorn, Gynecologic Oncologist, M.D.; and Institute Director Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry-Tillman faced great challenges as an African American woman pursuing a medical degree in the South. Today, she is internationally recognized and has received public plaudits for her leadership skills and work on curing breast cancer. Once Zorn realized the importance of hereditary risk in causing ovarian and endometrial cancer, her fascination with the field deepened to include cancer genetics. Birrer reminds his patients that “cancer is a word, not a sentence,” and is committed to helping people who are facing one of their greatest challenges.
These are just three of the determined, qualified doctors devoted to helping Arkansans at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS.
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