Thoracic Surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Jason Muesse, M.D.

Muesse specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases involving the chest, including the lungs, esophagus and chest wall.  Muesse’s clinical interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal diseases including achalasia and paraesophageal hernias, chest wall resection and reconstruction, hyperhidrosis, and mediastinal tumors.  He has strong interest in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.

Muesse, a native of College Station, Texas, obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.  He earned his medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station and Temple, Texas. After serving his internship and residency in general surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, he completed fellowship training in thoracic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta.  He also completed the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation Surgical Robotics Fellowship in 2017.

He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a candidate member of both the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Southern Thoracic Society.  He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.


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 www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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