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. It 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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