Zorn Joins UAMS as Director of Gynecologic Oncology

By Susan Van Dusen

Zorn earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Ala. She also completed her residency there in obstetrics and gynecology. Following her residency, Zorn was a gynecologic oncology research fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. She then completed a clinical fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Zorn is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. She is also a member of several professional groups including American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Gynecologic Oncology. 

She is known for her research in ovarian cancer, including studies of the biology of ovarian cancer development and clinical trials aimed at improving treatment outcomes. She completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Award that allowed her to focus on prevention strategies for ovarian cancer, especially among women at high risk for hereditary cancer. 

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 regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.