UAMS Cancer Specialists to Speak at Hot Springs Village Church March 16

By Susan Van Dusen

The program, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., is free of charge. An optional dinner is available at 5:45 p.m. for $8 per person.

Titled “The Doctor is in … Hot Springs Village,” the program will feature presentations and a question and answer session with four cancer specialists from the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute:
•   Matthew Steliga, M.D., a specialist in thoracic oncology with an emphasis on lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other tumors of the chest
•   Brian Badgwell, M.D., a surgical oncologist whose clinical interests include cancers of the stomach, small and large bowel, liver, pancreas, skin and soft tissue
•   Cristiano Boneti, M.D., a breast surgeon
•   Matthew Katz, M.D., a urologist oncologist specializing in laparoscopic and robotic surgery
The Cancer Institute is Arkansas’ only academic cancer center and offers research-driven treatment from a team of health care providers.  The institute opened a 12-story expansion tower in August 2010.

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. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 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