Board-Certified Hematologic Oncologist Medlin Joins UAMS Myeloma Institute

By Jon Parham

Medlin sees patients in the Myeloma Institute, where he serves as the allotransplant director. He also is the co-medical director for infusion services at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Nearly 9,000 blood stem cell transplant procedures have been performed at Myeloma Institute — a procedure pioneered at the Myeloma Institute and credited with leading to higher survival and remission rates for those with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.

Medlin was previously in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he was chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Avera-McKennan Hospital. He also served as adjunct clinical associate professor of hematology and oncology and associate director of clinical research at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in Iowa, where he earned his degree in 2001.

Medlin completed a residency in internal medicine at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, a fellowship in hematology/transplant at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and an oncology fellowship at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Prior to pursuing an osteopathic medicine degree, Medlin taught anatomy at the University of Northern Iowa and worked in cancer research and pharmacology laboratories in Nebraska and Iowa. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology, and is a fellow with 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 10,000 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 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 more than 2,800 students and 775 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