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Dr. Hecker will be a key contributor in UA efforts to fully develop novel programs in respiratory medicine, lung biology and drug discovery.

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson serves on the TOPCAT executive committee.

The tailored surgical treatment that gave Barnes a chance at recovery included complicated re-operative off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which was followed by stenting to help blood flow in an artery that was too diseased for bypass.


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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. 

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New Faculty Spotlight

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Yasuhiro Nakatani, MD

Dr. Nakatani joins the Division of Infectious Disease. He completed his MD at Kanazawa University School of Medicine in Kanazawa, Japan. He then finished his internal medicine residencies at Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital in Nagoya, Japan and with the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program in Tucson, Arizona before completing a fellowship in infectious disease at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

He is interested in HIV/AIDS and general infectious disease. After completion of his fellowship in 1998, he worked as an HIV medicine provider at the McDowell Clinic in Phoenix, HIV clinic at Kino Community Hospital in Tucson, El Rio Special Immunology Associates Clinic in Tucson, and WINGS Clinic at the University of Louisville, Kentucky before joining the Infectious Disease Section.