• 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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“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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Rheumatology Grand Rounds
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Dr. Balaji Natarajan, a member of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus, won a research poster competition May 20 at the 2017 Arizona Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology hosted at the Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale Campus’ Taylor Auditorium. His research looked at NMR spectroscopy imaging in psoriasis patients of lipoproteins associated with cholesterol buildup in arteries to better evaluate the risk of cardiovascular disease…


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Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to fund University of Arizona College of Nursing professor’s innovative skin cancer prevention intervention.


AzAHEC Grant to Improve Training, Education and Coordination among Cochise County Elderly Care Providers

UA geriatrician and UA Center on Aging member Dr. Monica Vandivort has won a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative entitled, “A Community Paramedicine-Primary Care Partnership in Rural Cochise County Pilot Project to Improve Health Outcomes of Seriously Ill Elders.” It involves a multidisciplinary, collaborative effort between multiple health care organizations in and around Sierra Vista, Ariz…


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