Liver Specialist Duarte-Rojo Joins UAMS

By David Robinson

Duarte-Rojo is working closely with UAMS’ liver transplant program and this year will begin treating liver transplant patients pre- and postoperatively. He most recently was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he was an instructor of medicine and completed a fellowship in transplant hepatology.

He earned his medical degree from Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos – Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, México. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México DF, México.

Duarte-Rojo also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and earned a Master of Science in Medical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

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 and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or