Fellowship-Trained Medical Oncologist Angela Pennisi, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Angela Pennisi, M.D., Ph.D.

Angela Pennisi, M.D., Ph.D.

She sees patients in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the UAMS Division of Medical Oncology.

Pennisi earned her medical degree and doctoral degree in experimental hematology from the University of Catania in Italy, where she also completed fellowship training in hematology.

After serving as a postdoctoral research fellow at the UAMS Myeloma Institute, she completed a residency in internal medicine at UAMS, followed by additional advanced training in the UAMS Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program.

Pennisi is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.


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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