LITTLE ROCK – Plastic surgeon Keith Wolter, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He sees patients in the second floor clinics at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.
Wolter specializes in breast reconstruction; reconstructive surgery after tumor removal or trauma; melanoma and other skin cancer removal and reconstruction; and basic hand surgery.
He previously served as a visiting instructor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah Health System/Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he also completed a fellowship in breast and microsurgical reconstruction.
He received his medical degree and Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and served his residency there in the Integrated Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
His research interests include molecular biology of skin and skin cancer; cell death regulation, specifically apoptosis and autophagy; genetic manipulation via gene transfection and RNA silencing; and in vivo models of tumor production and treatment.
He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Research Council.
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.