CARTI announced Tuesday that its newest clinic, CARTI Crossett, opened on Thursday in Ashley County Medical Center at 1015 Unity Road.
Oncologist Dr. Bilal Malik will run the clinic, which offers infusion services, including chemotherapy. Malik has run his own solo practice, South Arkansas Hematology & Oncology Clinic, in Pine Bluff for more than 20 years.
Malik earned his medical degree from Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan. He completed residencies in pathology at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, and The State University of New York in Buffalo, New York, and in internal medicine at St. Clare’s Hospital in New York City. He also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.
The new clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
"We are thrilled to expand our oncology services into the southeast corner of the state," CARTI President and CEO Adam Head said in a news release. "Our mission is to bring our world-class physicians and cancer care into the communities where patients live. Thanks to a partnership with Ashley County Medical Center, and with Dr. Malik at the helm, we look forward to bringing the most advanced technologies and expertise to the patients living in and around Ashley County."