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Kent Westbrook

TitleDistinguished Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentSurgery, College of Medicine
DivisionSurgery Administration
AddressS7/06 Shorey
324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 520
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-5987
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    Dr. Kent Westbrook is Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Westbrook served as the Director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for 15 years (1984-1998) and Interim Chairman of the Department of Surgery for three years (1999-2002). After completing his undergraduate work at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Dr. Westbrook received his Medical Degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine (COM) at UAMS. He completed his General Surgery residency at UAMS, a Surgical Oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas, and a Medical Ethics summer fellowship in Palo Alto, California. He is certified by the American Board of General Surgery. Dr. Westbrook is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Society of Surgical Oncology, Southern Surgical Association, and Arkansas Medical Society. Dr. Westbrook has authored and co-authored many scientific publications. He has served on various national and regional boards including the American Cancer Society, Huntington's Disease Society of America, and Southwestern Surgical Congress. He received the Arkansas Caduceus Club Distinguished Faculty Award in 1978.


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    P20CA060756     (WESTBROOK, KENT C)Jul 1, 1993 - Jun 30, 1996
    NIH/NCI
    ARKANSAS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R25CA021358     (WESTBROOK, KENT C)Jul 1, 1977 - Jun 30, 1988
    NIH/NCI
    PROFESSIONAL ONCOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Erstine EM, Elwood HR, Westbrook KC, McCalmont TH, Shalin SC, Gardner JM. Desmoplastic melanoma presenting as primary alopecia neoplastica: a report of two cases. J Cutan Pathol. 2016 Oct; 43(10):872-9. PMID: 27272456.
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    2. Makhoul I, Klimberg VS, Korourian S, Henry-Tillman RS, Siegel ER, Westbrook KC, Hutchins LF. Combined neoadjuvant chemotherapy with bevacizumab improves pathologic complete response in patients with hormone receptor negative operable or locally advanced breast cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb; 38(1):74-9. PMID: 23563210.
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    3. Henry-Tillman R, Glover-Collins K, Preston M, Gallagher K, Tummel E, Robertson YV, Ochoa D, Korourian S, Westbrook K, Klimberg VS. The SAVE review: sonographic analysis versus excision for axillary staging in breast cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Apr; 220(4):560-7. PMID: 25797740.
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    4. Starlard-Davenport A, Glover-Collins K, Mahkoul I, Hutchins L, Westbrook K, Korourian S, Enoch K, Preston M, Jackson SN, Klimberg VS, Henry-Tillman R. Race is not a factor in overall survival in patients with triple negative breast cancer: a retrospective review. Springerplus. 2013; 2:516. PMID: 25674397.
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    5. Makhoul Issam, Klimberg Vicki Suzanne, Korourian Soheila, Henry-Tillman Ronda, Siegel Eric, Westbrook K, Hutchins Laura. Combined Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with Bevacizumab Improves Pathologic Complete Response in Patients with Hormone Receptor Negative Operable or Locally Advanced Breast Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013.
    6. Johnson CB, Korourian S, Badgwell BD, Fincher RL, Dell CM, Don Bice C, Boneti C, Westbrook KC, Klimberg VS. Sensitivity of axillary specimen x-ray to predict nodal count and positivity. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Oct; 18(11):3181-6. PMID: 21861231.
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    7. Boneti C, Yuen J, Santiago C, Diaz Z, Robertson Y, Korourian S, Westbrook KC, Henry-Tillman RS, Klimberg VS. Oncologic safety of nipple skin-sparing or total skin-sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Apr; 212(4):686-93; discussion 693-5. PMID: 21463813.
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    8. Badgwell BD, Pierce C, Broadwater JR, Westbrook K, Korourian S, Davis D, Hiatt K, Lee J, Cheung WL, Klimberg VS. Intraoperative sentinel lymph node analysis in melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2011 Jan 01; 103(1):1-5. PMID: 21165982.
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    9. Arentz C, Baxter K, Boneti C, Henry-Tillman R, Westbrook K, Korourian S, Klimberg VS. Ten-year experience with hematoma-directed ultrasound-guided (HUG) breast lumpectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Oct; 17 Suppl 3:378-83. PMID: 20853061.
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    10. Thompson M, Korourian S, Henry-Tillman R, Adkins L, Mumford S, Westbrook KC, Klimberg VS. Axillary reverse mapping (ARM): a new concept to identify and enhance lymphatic preservation. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Jun; 14(6):1890-5. PMID: 17479341.
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    11. Kepple J, Henry-Tillman RS, Klimberg VS, Layeeque R, Siegel E, Westbrook K, Korourian S. The receptor expression pattern in ductal carcinoma in situ predicts recurrence. Am J Surg. 2006 Jul; 192(1):68-71. PMID: 16769278.
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    12. Margulies AG, Hochberg J, Kepple J, Henry-Tillman RS, Westbrook K, Klimberg VS. Total skin-sparing mastectomy without preservation of the nipple-areola complex. Am J Surg. 2005 Dec; 190(6):907-12. PMID: 16307944.
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    13. Korourian S, Klimberg S, Henry-Tillman R, Lindquist D, Jones M, Eng DC, Helsel JC, Mumtaz H, Westbrook K, Harms S. Assessment of proliferating cell nuclear antigen activity using digital image analysis in breast carcinoma following magnetic resonance-guided interstitial laser photocoagulation. Breast J. 2003 Sep-Oct; 9(5):409-13. PMID: 12968963.
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    14. Henry-Tillman RS, Korourian S, Rubio IT, Johnson AT, Mancino AT, Massol N, Smith LF, Westbrook KC, Klimberg VS. Intraoperative touch preparation for sentinel lymph node biopsy: a 4-year experience. Ann Surg Oncol. 2002 May; 9(4):333-9. PMID: 11986184.
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    15. Navab F, Westbrook KC, Slaton G, Boyd CM. Use of intraoperative radionuclide study and colonoscopy in gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Clin Nucl Med. 1985; 10(3):188 - 191.
    16. Chauhan MA, Smith PL, Ferris EJ, Murphy K, Westbrook K, Slayden JE. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: angiographic and computed tomography findings. Report of two cases and review of imaging criteria. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 1981; 4(3):209 - 214.
    17. Casali RE, Rastogi S, Barbour G, Westbrook K, Patterson R. Renal transplantation: an update. J Ark Med Soc. 1979; 76(3):125 - 129.
    18. Burnett HF, Mabry CD, Westbrook KC. Hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy: mechanisms and management. South Med J. 1977; 70(9):1045 - 1048.
    19. Weiss JB, Ozment KL, Westbrook KC, Williams GD. Tracheal-innominate artery fistula: successful management of two cases. South Med J. 1976; 69(4):430 - 432.
    20. Beckman JS, Westbrook KC, Thompson BW. For lip cancer--better results with surgery. RN. 1976; 39(1):OR6 - OR7.
    21. Burnett HF, Mabry CD, Westbrook KC, Campbell GS. Isolation regional prefusion: an experimental study. Surg Forum. 1976; 27(62):123 - 125.
    22. Williams GD, Westbrook KC. Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus: the Boerhaave syndrome. J Ark Med Soc. 1970; 66(9):320 - 324.
    23. Williams GD, Westbrook KC, Campbell GS. Two successful pulmonary embolectomies in the same patient: failure of vena caval plication. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1969; 58(1):140 - 144.
    24. Westbrook KC, Williams GD, Wise WS, Campbell GS. Effects of acute hypoxia in dogs with an antegrade versus retrograde pulmonary blood flow. Surg Forum. 1969; 20:217 - 218.
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