Medical Oncologist Omar Atiq, M.D., Accepting New Patients at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

By Susan Van Dusen

Atiq did his fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.

He is a professor of medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine and will serve as the director of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Service. He also serves as the director of Supportive Care and Bone Marrow Services for the UAMS Myeloma Institute. He is founding medical director of the Arkansas Cancer Institute in Pine Bluff and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Atiq received his medical degree from the Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, and did his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital and Foster G. McGaw Hospital of the Loyola University in Chicago.

He is serving as governor-elect of the Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Physicians and is past president of the Arkansas Medical Society (AMS). Atiq also sits on the Arkansas State Medical Board, and the boards of the Medical Education Foundation for Arkansas, the Arkansas Rural Medicine Practice and Scholarship Program, and AMS Benefits. He is commissioner emeritus of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission, where he served as inaugural vice chair, and he has also served on the Pulaski Academy board.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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