Free Event in War Memorial Stadium Press Box May 10 Highlights UAMS Cancer Physicians

By Susan Van Dusen

“The Doctor is In – War Memorial Stadium,” is set for 6-7:30 p.m. May 10 in the suite level of the War Memorial Stadium press box. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Judy Englehart and Ed Bennett of Regions Insurance and hosted by the Envoys, an advocacy group sponsored by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation.

Free parking is available on the west side of the stadium.

Guests will have the opportunity to hear about the latest research and treatment innovations for melanoma from two Cancer Institute physicians: Brian Badgwell, M.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, and Stephen D’Addario, M.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology.

Badgwell’s clinical interests include cancers of the stomach, small and large bowel, liver, pancreas, skin and soft tissue. D’Addario specializes in skin cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery, an advanced surgical technique that minimizes the chance for skin cancer recurrence and lessens the potential for scarring.

The “Doctor is In” series of events occurs regularly in locations across central Arkansas and gives the public an opportunity to meet UAMS cancer physicians in an informal setting.

Envoys is an advocacy group whose mission is to advance the outreach efforts of the Cancer Institute by promoting its physicians, scientists, programs and vision in the local community and beyond. Membership is free, and volunteering hours are flexible. For information, visit

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