Cristiano Boneti, M.D., Joins UAMS Department of Surgery

By Susan Van Dusen

Boneti specializes in diseases of the breast. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

He received his medical degree at Fundacao Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Porto Alegre in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.  He completed general surgery residencies at Hospital Ernesto Dornelles in Porto Alegre and at UAMS. In 2010, he completed the Surgical Breast Oncology Fellowship at UAMS.

Boneti’s breast cancer research experience includes extensive work on the Axillary Reverse Mapping (ARM) procedure to prevent the arm swelling known as lymphedema. The ARM procedure was developed at UAMS by V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., director of the UAMS Breast Cancer Program.
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: 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. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 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. Visit or