Hematologist/Oncologist Liudmila N. Schafer, M.D., Joins UAMS Cancer Institute

By Susan Van Dusen

Schafer, an assistant professor of medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine, previously served as medical director of one of the clinics at Conway Hematology-Oncology. She completed a residency at Grodno State Medical University in Belarus and a residency and fellowship at East Tennessee State University.

Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Schafer is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. She also recently served as chairman of the Cancer Committee at Conway Regional Medical Center.

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 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.