Hematologist/Oncologist Muthu Veeraputhiran, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Veeraputhiran is an assistant professor of medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology. He earned his medical degree at Stanley Medical College in Madras, India, and master’s degree in public health at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

After completing his residency in internal medicine at Temple University affiliate Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania, Veeraputhiran completed fellowships in hematology/oncology at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford University in Stanford, California, in addition to a fellowship in transfusion medicine at UAMS. He previously served as a physician at the UAMS Myeloma Institute and at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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 recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six 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 Children's, 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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