Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named Chief of Breast Oncology at UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D.

Henry-Tillman has served as a member of the UAMS faculty since 1998 and holds the position of professor in the Department of Surgery and co-leader of the Breast Tumor Disease Oriented Committee in the UAMS Cancer Institute.

After earning her medical degree at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Henry-Tillman completed her surgical residency in the UAMS Department of Surgery and fellowship training in the UAMS Fellowship in Diseases of the Breast program.

She previously served as director of the UAMS Cancer Control program and was instrumental in the development of the university’s mobile mammography program.

Her research efforts have focused primarily on colorectal and breast cancer disparities in underserved populations.

In 2016, Henry-Tillman was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission and was voted chairman in 2017. She also is a member of the Breast Cancer Control Advisory Board and is a Pulaski County health officer for the Arkansas State Board of Health.

Her national memberships and professional activities include the American Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Southern Surgical Association and multiple committees of the National Institutes of Health. She has served as a board member for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the national Health Disparities Committee for the American Cancer Society.

Her Arkansas-based professional activities include serving on the advisory board of the Arkansas Cancer Coalition; committee on applicants for the Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; and past president of the Arkansas Medical Dental Pharmaceutical Association.

She has received numerous awards and honors including being named to Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine.