Surgical Oncologist J. Camilo Barreto, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Yavonda Chase

Barreto is also an assistant professor of surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Anahuac University School of Medicine in Mexico City.

He completed a general surgery residency at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in Mexico City, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a general surgery residency and fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago.

Barreto is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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