Jason Farrar, M.D., Joins UAMS Department of Pediatrics

By Susan Van Dusen

Farrar is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine, of which he also is a graduate. He completed his internship and residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, followed by fellowships at both Johns Hopkins University and the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute.

His research focuses on the formation and development of blood cells known as hematopoiesis and on hematological malignancies, including acute leukemia. His major research focus is dedicated to a genetic disorder of severe anemia known as Diamond Blackfan anemia. 

Farrar previously served as an instructor in the Department of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

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 www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.