Glaucoma Specialist Inci Dersu Joins UAMS Faculty

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LITTLE ROCK – Inci Dersu, M.D., a glaucoma specialist, has joined the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.


A fellowship-trained specialist, Dersu received her medical degree in 1988 from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. She was previously on the staff at Istanbul Eye Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. She will see patients at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS, the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.


Her clinical interests include new imaging devices that assist in the detection of glaucoma as well as medical and surgical treatment of the disease. She completed a glaucoma research fellowship at the University of California in San Diego in 1996 and another fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 2002.


Dersu is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.