Cancer Surgeon Badgwell Joins UAMS

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LITTLE ROCK – Brian Badgwell, M.D., who specializes in gastrointestinal surgical oncology, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Surgery.


Badgwell, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, received his medical degree from Texas A&M University. He completed an internship and general surgery residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a research fellowship in surgical oncology at The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Columbus. He won numerous research awards as a resident. 


Badgwell is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology.

His clinical interests include pancreatic cancer, colon cancer metastatic to the liver, gastric cancer and melanoma.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit