Apewokin to See Patients in UAMS Myeloma Institute

By Jon Parham

Apewokin received his medical degree in 2002 from the University of Ghana Medical School. He served a residency in internal medicine at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was most recently in private practice at Arizona Grand Medical Center in Phoenix.

He is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians.

The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy was the first center in the world devoted exclusively to research and clinical care of multiple myeloma and related disorders. Founded in 1989 by Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D., the UAMS Myeloma Institute has seen more than 9,000 patients from every state in the United States and more than 50 foreign countries.

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 www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.