• 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 division are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another three are among seven at the college the magazine rated as “high performing.”

  • Three subspecialties in our division are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another three are among seven at the college the magazine rated 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. Come grow with us!”

Monica Kraft, MD
Chair, UA Department of Medicine

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Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski cofounds an enterprise to develop a total body digital skin imaging system that modernizes the way physicians visually capture and compare skin irregularities by providing quick objective, high-definition images to aid in early detection of skin cancers and to diagnose and monitor other critical skin conditions.

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Dr. Ankit Desai's research focuses on pulmonary vascular disease and related heart failure. His lab at the UA Sarver Heart Center works closely with both cardiology and pulmonology to determine genetic roots of pulmonary hypertension and develop translational solutions...

Grand Rounds

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm


Department News

‘Decoding Osteoarthritis…New Approaches to Prevention and Treatment Using Your Brain and Body’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 4

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Charles Ratzlaff will discuss the prevention and management of knee and hip osteoarthritis with an emphasis on neuromuscular re-training.


Archived Medicine Grand Rounds Available on iTunes

Did you know that you can view/listen to UA Department of Medicine Grand Rounds via Apple’s iTunes? It's true...


Making Precision Medicine a Reality: Genomics Researchers Discover Road Map to Disease Origin

University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis – and to identifying new drug targets and therapies.