(NCF Alum) Dr. Analiz Rodriguez, UAMS (40 Under 40)

From Arkansasbusiness . com .  June 3, 2019

Dr. Analiz Rodriguez, 35
Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock

Dr. Analiz Rodriguez knew in elementary school that she wanted to be a neurosurgeon.

The Santa Barbara, California, native graduated from New College of Florida, the State University System of Florida’s honors college, at the age of 19. She received her doctorate at the age of 23 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where she was in the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program.

She received her medical degree at the age of 25 and went to work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2017. As director of neurosurgical oncology, Rodriguez has established a protocol under which all of the patients get genetic sequencing of their brain tumors, which helps identify the patients who qualify for clinical trials. She splits her time at UAMS between seeing patients and conducting research on brain tumors.

Rodriguez said she wants to give Arkansans “the opportunity to get the best care possible for their brain tumor, so they don’t have to leave the state. And then … we hope to potentially develop new therapies for them.”


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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