Transplant Surgeon Martha Estrada, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Linda Satter

Estrada was fellowship-trained in abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, after completing a general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

“Dr. Estrada is a board-certified transplant/hepatobiliary surgeon who specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplants, general surgery procedures, hepatobiliary procedures and dialysis access,” said Lyle Burdine, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of transplant surgery at UAMS who directs its organ transplant program. “As the UAMS transplant program has grown, we have been able to attract top-tier surgeons and physicians into the program like Dr. Estrada.”

Burdine added, “Her clinical outreach area will be western Arkansas with her initial satellite clinic at the UAMS West Regional Campus in Fort Smith starting in January. UAMS is pleased and fortunate to have her on board.”

Estrada received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and, before that, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Patients will need a referral to see Estrada.


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