Breast Surgeon Daniela Ochoa, M.D., Joins UAMS Cancer Institute

By Susan Van Dusen

Ochoa’s practice focuses on the surgical treatment of malignant and benign breast disease. Fluent in Spanish, she also plans to help ease the language and cultural barriers Hispanic patients sometimes encounter when facing diseases of the breast.

A graduate of Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Ochoa recently completed her fellowship training in diseases of the breast at UAMS. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Association of Women Surgeons.
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health 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