Dermatologist Thomas Jennings, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

He sees patients in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Dermatology Cancer Clinic, which offers a full range of treatments for early melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma and other skin cancers.

Mohs micrographic surgery is an outpatient procedure that is a precise way to remove tumors and minimize damage to the surrounding tissue. The procedure has one of the lowest recurrence rates among skin cancer removal techniques.

Jennings also is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology where he is director of dermatologic surgery.

He earned both his medical degree and a doctorate of philosophy in biochemistry and molecular biology at UAMS. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hendrix College.

After finishing an internship in internal medicine and a residency in dermatology at UAMS, Jennings completed a fellowship in procedural dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

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 or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.