Ronda S. Henry-Tillman MD, FACS
Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS, is professor and vice chair of the department of surgery, division chief of the breast surgical oncology division, and a nationally and internationally renowned breast cancer surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. She holds the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology. In addition, Dr. Henry-Tillman serves as director of health initiatives and disparities research and co-leader of the diseases oriented committee on breast at UAMS.
Dr. Henry-Tillman has been recognized by many organizations for her expertise in the clinic, for her work as an educator, and for her leadership in addressing health disparities locally, nationally, and globally. She has authored or co-authored at least 81 journal articles and presented at medical conferences around the U.S. and internationally. Recently, she was recognized as the first African American female physician achieving full professor and tenure status at UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery.
She has led numerous efforts to improve access to quality health care. She has served as director of the office of health initiative and disparities research and founder of the UAMS colorectal cancer screening program, Arkansas’ only statewide colorectal cancer screening program. And recognizing the importance of breast cancer screenings and the barriers that may prevent people in rural areas from accessing proper screenings, Dr. Henry-Tillman developed and led the charge for the UAMS Mobile Mammography Program, which has screened over 18,000 women to date.