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Richard B. Arenas, MD

Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
  • Chief of Surgery, Baystate Noble Hospital

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
    Fellowship, Surgical Oncology (1991-1994)   
  • New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    Residency, Surgery (1989-1991)
  • Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT
    Residency, Surgery (1986-1989)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
    M.D. (1982-1986)
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
    B.A. (magna cum laude), Chemistry (1978-1982)

Scholarly Foci

  • Melanoma and cutaneous malignancies
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer biology and metabolism
  • Outcomes in cancer care
  • Novel approaches to cancer therapeutics

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Arenas's publications on the Scholarly Commons database.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • American College of Surgeons
    • Committee on Applicants, Massachusetts District 1
      • Chair (2017-present)
    • Member (1997-present)
  • New England Surgical Society
    • Member (2003-present)
  • Society of Surgery of Alimentary Tract
    • Member (1998-present)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • Member (1994-present)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • 69th Annual Cancer Symposium Local Arrangement Committee (2016)
    • Member (1991-present)

Significant Honors and Awards (limit 5)

  • PRC-Excellence in Healthcare Award, CAHPS Top Performer (2015)
  • Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate (2002, 2012)
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Research Grant (2004-2007)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (1994)

Contact Information

Department of Surgery
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated May 2022)