• 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.

  • Three 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 five common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • Three 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 five 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

Featured Spotlight

Dr. Louise Hecker leads the University of Arizona Health Sciences multidisciplinary team that will develop and test pharmaceutical compounds for safety and efficacy in halting and potentially reversing this progressive lung disease of aging that has no cure—with most patients surviving only three to five years after diagnosis...

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Dr. John Szivek’s research interests in rheumatology revolve around orthopedics, including bone remodeling and bone and cartilage tissue engineering for those suffering from arthritis or other degenerative conditions affecting the body’s joints...

Grand Rounds

Rheumatology/Radiology Grand Rounds
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:00am


Department News

UA Integrative Medicine Welcomes Allied Health Professionals for IHeLP 2018 Spring Class

The University of Arizona Division of Integrative Medicine and UA Center for Integrative Medicine welcomed its 2018 Spring Class of Integrative Health & Lifestyle Program (IHeLp) members to Tucson this week for a retreat held Jan. 7-10 at Westward Look Resort. The students—nurses, therapists, dietitians and other health professionals whose coursework is largely online—travel to Tucson for hands-on experience...


UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia

Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.


Dozens of Dynamic DOM Investigators to Be on Hand for 2nd P.I. Research Poster Night, Jan. 24

This open format research fair recognizes work across the UA Department of Medicine by faculty physicians and scientists who serve as principal investigators on projects financed by federal grants to develop innovative therapies to the world’s most challenging health problems. Come to Kiewit Auditorium. Ask questions, listen, learn and lay the groundwork for future collaboration, mentorship and training…