August 13, 2020

Erika Horta, M.D., Joins UAMS as Neuro-Immunologist

By Amy Widner

She sees multiple sclerosis patients at the UAMS Health Epilepsy and Neurology Clinic in Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 605, 5800 W. 10th St., just off Interstate 630 in Midtown Little Rock. She sees patients for brain and spine tumors at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, which is part of the main UAMS campus in Little Rock.

Multiple sclerosis appointments are accepted through physician referral faxed to 505-603-1539. The clinic number is 686-5838. For more information, visit Appointments with the Cancer Institute can be made by calling 501-296-1200.

Horta works with a neuro-immunology team that includes specially trained advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), registered nurse (RN) and pharmacists. They treat multiple sclerosis and other diseases that affect both the neurologic and immune systems.

At the Cancer Institute, she sees patients with brain and spine tumors, neurofibromatosis, and tuberous sclerosis, backed by Arkansas’ most comprehensive cancer treatment and research facility. She is the only neuro-oncologist in the state.

The Epilepsy and Neurology Clinic compliments the Neurology Clinic on the main UAMS campus and provides more access to this important specialized care. UAMS is recognized as a Partner in MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, signifying its comprehensive approach to diagnosing, managing and treating MS.

Horta earned her medical degree at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where she also served a residency in neurology and completed a clinical fellowship in neuro-immunology. She completed a fellowship in research at the Neuro-immunology Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a clinical fellowship in neuro-oncology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Horta also served a residency in neurology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

She also is as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in the UAMS College of Medicine.