Jaime Vengoechea, M.D., Joins UAMS Adult Genetics Clinic

By Ben Boulden


He also teaches in the UAMS College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Division of Genetics. Earlier this year, Vengoechea completed his residency in internal medicine and medical genetics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. In 2005, he graduated with a degree in medicine from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. He was ranked second in his graduating class.


Vengoechea is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is an active candidate for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics.


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 790 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.