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.


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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