CARTI Expands Radiation Oncology Team

Jun 19, 2024 at 05:37 pm by PEPPERARK


Dr. Scott Cordova Brings Specialty in High Dose Rate Brachytherapy


LITTLE ROCK – CARTI recently welcomed J. Scott Cordova, M.D., Ph.D., to its world-class radiation oncology team. Now seeing patients at the CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock, Cordova specializes in high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, a minimally invasive method of radiation treatment that places radioactive sources close to or within tumors.

“At CARTI, we are committed to harnessing advanced treatments to improve patients’ outcomes and quality of life,” said Matthew Hardee, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of radiation oncology. “With his experience delivering HDR brachytherapy, including for gynecologic cancers, Dr. Cordova is a go-to, trusted resource for our patients and families.”

Before joining CARTI, Cordova completed his residency in radiation oncology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and an internship at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in molecular and systems pharmacology from Laney Graduate School at Emory University. He graduated with honors from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

Dr. Cordova is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American Brachytherapy Society, American College of Radiation Oncology, American Radium Society, American Society for Radiation Oncology and Radiation Research Society. Those interested in making a referral to or appointment with Dr. Cordova may call 501-907-8333.

CARTI is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary cancer care provider offering leading-edge medical, radiation and surgical oncology, interventional radiology, as well as an array of specialty services, including audiology, breast care, cancer genetics and risk management, dental care, imaging, urology and more. With 18 locations across the state and Arkansas’ first dedicated cancer surgery center, CARTI makes trusted cancer care accessible for every patient it serves through compassion, innovation and purpose. For more information, visit

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