August 23, 2019

New Faculty

Dr. Faraz Kalantari

  Faraz Kalantari, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kalantari received a bachelor’s degree in atomic and molecular physics at Kharazmi University in Iran in 2004 and a master’s degree in medical physics in 2007 at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, where he later earned his doctorate in medical…


August 21, 2019

Radiation Oncology Interest Group Lunch Talk

*The ROIG is hosting a Lunch Talk on Thursday, August 22nd from 12-1pm in Education 2 building Room G131A. We will be talking about the field of Radiation Oncology and discussing opportunities to get involved with research and shadowing. Lunch is provided!


Radiation Oncology Interest Group

The UAMS Radiation Oncology Interest Group is dedicated to fostering an interest in the exciting field of Radiation Oncology. Radiation Oncology is a small field that students have limited exposure to in the medical curriculum, and ROIG aims to bridge this gap. We connect interested students to key resources in the Radiation Oncology Department and…


June 21, 2019

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., Ds.C. (center) is pictured with collaborators (left to right) Laura Hutchins, M.D.; James Y. Suen, M.D.; Ekaterina I. Galanzha, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.; Eric Siegel, M.S.; Issam Makhoul, M.D.; Azemat Jamshidi-Parsian, M.S.; Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Ph.D; and Aayire C. Yadem, M.S.

Radiation Oncology Senior Research Associate, Azemat “AJ” Jamshidi-Parsian, was a collaborator on research that has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies. Read more about the story from UAMS HERE


April 29, 2019

Resident Dr. Patel Scores in 98th Percentile

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Congratulations to our PGY-2 resident Mausam Patel, M.D., who scored in the top 98% in his In-Training Exam!  That is certainly an achievement to feel good about!


April 18, 2019

Dr. Garron Deshazer receives Best Poster Award

Dr. Galhardo (left) and Dr. Narayanasamy (Right) present Dr. Deshazer (Middle) with the Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Dr. Garron Deshazer for receiving the Best Poster Award Friday at the Southwest American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting.  His poster was titled Analysis of Brainlab Elements vs Eclipse RadpidArc Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery Platforms.  


April 9, 2019

Art Students Help UAMS Cancer Patients ‘Paint Over Pain’

Radiation Oncology staff and CAC students pose with mask creations

By Susan Van Dusen Transforming something frightening into something inspiring isn’t an easy task. But that’s exactly what students at Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) School set out to do for patients undergoing treatment at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. “I love the idea of being able to inspire the patients and bring a little bit…


April 5, 2019

Students Hope to Lift Cancer Patients’ Spirits with Painted Radiation Masks

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Artwork produced by local high school students will be on display at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. The project, Paint over Pain, aims to lift patients’ spirits by bringing beauty to a frightening part of treatment: radiation masks. Radiation masks immobilize patients during treatment by holding their head and neck in place for precise radiation…


December 11, 2018

Eight-Year Old Celebrates End of Radiation Therapy

Little girl with RadOnc staff

It’s common to hear bells at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. When a patient completes their final treatment, they celebrate by stepping up to the large brass bell on the wall and giving it a ring. For 8-year-old Abigail Lewis, however, one ring was not enough. After finishing a milestone 30th radiation treatment, Abigail grabbed the braided…


October 9, 2018

On the Forefront

Congratulations to Drs. Robert Griffin and José Peñagarícano of the Department of Radiation Oncology, who were among the national experts invited to speak at a recent workshop, co-hosted by the National Cancer Institute and the Radiosurgery Society, on innovative techniques for improving outcomes in locally advanced tumors. The Aug. 21 workshop at the NIH in…


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