Pemberton Joins UAMS Jones Eye Institute

By Nate Hinkel

He will also serve as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.

Pemberton earned his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in San Francisco. At West Virginia University he completed an ophthalmology residency where he was named chief resident during his final year.

He most recently completed back-to-back fellowships in oculoplastic surgery at the Beraja Medical Institute in Miami and in oculoplastic and orbital reconstructive surgery at the Harvard Medical School’s renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Pemberton has served in the military since 1989, where he began as a combat medic. After completing an internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio he was assigned flight surgeon for the 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Hood, Texas. He remained with this unit until 2005, which included 13 months of service in Iraq.

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 seven 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, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. 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