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This annual award recognizes the scientific and clinical contributions of cerebrovascular nurses in promoting AHA goals and excellence in cerebrovascular nursing science; Dr. Taylor-Piliae was recognized for her article about the effects of Tai Chi on older stroke survivors.

Data from an ongoing UA respiratory study spanning more than 40 years shows that persistent (chronic) insomnia is associated with higher levels of inflammation in the blood and a 58 percent increased risk of death.

Message From The Chair

Welcome to the Department of Medicine Website

Welcome to the Department of Medicine website.  The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona consists of 12 sections and over 100 faculty.  We train more than 100 residents in internal medicine as well as fellows in all of the medicine subspecialities.  Our faculty practice at UAMC, SAVAMC, South Campus and Tucson Medical Center. 


Grand Rounds

  • Vision for The Department of Medicine and Next Steps
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Dr. Monica Kraft
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Past, Present and Future
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Dr. Steven Rapcsak
  • Cardiac Risk of Non-Cardiac Surgery: State of the Art
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Dr. Kim Eagle

New Faculty Spotlight

Sierra Wolter, MD

We want our children to feel confident out in the world. If your child’s self-esteem is being affected by rashes, acne, birthmarks or other skin-related issues, Diamond Children’s can help.

Our pediatric dermatologist specializes in both common and complex skin conditions in infants, children and young adults, and is the only dedicated pediatric dermatologist in Southern Arizona.

To schedule an appointment with our pediatric dermatologist, please call Diamond Children’s Patient Service Center at (520) 694-8888 or complete the Request an Appointment form and select Dermatology – Pediatrics as the specialty.

Conditions Treated

We regularly see and treat the following conditions as well as many less-common conditions:
  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Diaper rash
  • Eczema
  • Hemangiomas
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts


Whether your child is born with a skin condition requiring early intervention or over-the-counter treatments have not been successful, we offer a range of pediatric dermatology services, including:
  • Oral medications
  • Topical treatments
  • Laser therapy
  • Surgical removal

At Diamond Children’s, your child’s comfort and safety is top priority. All skin therapy plans are not only designed for children, but also specifically for your child.