Mary Croker, M.D., Joins UAMS Hospice and Palliative Care Program

By Susan Van Dusen

Croker, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, previously served as a hospitalist for oncology patients at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Prior to her medical training, she was a veterinarian, practicing small animal medicine and surgery in Little Rock and Heber Springs, Ark.; St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Detroit.

Board certified in internal medicine, Croker is a graduate of the UAMS College of Medicine. After completing her internship and internal medicine residency at UAMS, she served for six years as a hospitalist for the oncology ward at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

She then completed a fellowship in the UAMS Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship Program.

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