Neurosurgeon Cifarelli Joins UAMS

By David Robinson

Cifarelli’s clinical duties and research areas primarily are in neuro-oncology with a special clinical focus on neuro-endocrinology, tumors of the pituitary gland, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine.

Cifarelli earned his doctorate and medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., including a one-year international fellowship performed at Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

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 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. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, 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 about 1,000 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