• Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 13 divisions and several centers of excellence associated with it.

  • Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 13 divisions and several centers of excellence associated with it.

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley Fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley Fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another three subspecialties and four common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another three subspecialties and four common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • We participate in the education of the more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • We participate in the education of the more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • Our nearly 200 faculty physicians also help train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians who — for decades to come — will be helping to keep people across the state, country and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

  • Our nearly 200 faculty physicians also help train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians who — for decades to come — will be helping to keep people across the state, country and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

The Department of Medicine develops and delivers cutting-edge medical research, high-quality education and unsurpassed patient care. As the largest department in the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, we train medical students and more than 200 residents and fellows in internal medicine from cardiology to rheumatology.

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Message from the Chair

“At the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, we are poised for significant positive change with many components that make up the building blocks toward accomplishment on our three missions — education, research and clinical care — coming together at just the right time. As experts in primary care, we are internal medicine. Come grow with us!”

Monica Kraft, MD
Chair, UA Department of Medicine

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Grand Rounds

"1954: Dr. Lillehei Closes a Hole"
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 7:30am


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Dermatology Welcomes Drs. Kurtzman and Shi

The UA Division of Dermatology welcomes two new assistant professors, Vivian Y. Shi, MD, and Drew Kurtzman, MD, who joined the faculty at the UA Department of Medicine and began practicing in Tucson in July…


‘SMART’ Use of Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer Focus of 2016-17 Better Than Ever Winning Grant

Setsuko K. Chambers, MD, and the Better Than Ever Scientific Review Committee announced that Victor J. Gonzalez, MD, an assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, won a $20,000 grant award from the UA Cancer Center’s Better Than Ever Program. His research team will use the money to investigate a new technique called Surface Mapped Radiotherapy, or SMART, for a patient-specific approach to breast cancer treatment…


‘Tame Your Pain...An Inside Look at Conventional and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 7

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Mohab Ibrahim will discuss the causes of chronic pain and current treatments for arthritis and related joint pain, including conventional and alternative approaches to pain management and the facts, fads and fiction associated with this complex medical issue.


Upcoming Events

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"1954: Dr. Lillehei Closes a Hole"
Grand Rounds
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31

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31
Nephrology Conference
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Sep
02
Gastroenterology Conference
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