• 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. As experts in primary care, we are internal medicine. Come grow with us!”

Monica Kraft, MD
Chair, UA Department of Medicine

Featured Spotlight

With a $1 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Drs. Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin, of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, are studying the impact of soy isoflavones intake and the risk of breast cancer.

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Dr. Cristine Berry focuses on epidemiological research investigating the impact of early life exposures on lung function trajectory into adulthood and advanced aging. I am also a principal investigator for industry-sponsored trials of COPD pharmacologic therapy and a co-investigator for the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Center...

Department News

Patient Kudos to Dr. Janardhanan – ‘a great communicator’

A patient of UA cardiologist and director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, Raj Janardhanan, MD, and her daughter sing his praises as well as for the medical assistants and nurses who work with him...


UA Cancer Center to Host Regional Summit for White House Cancer Moonshot

The UA Cancer Center has been invited to participate as a regional host site for a nationwide Cancer Moonshot Summit being convened June 29 at the White House by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that includes “conversations” in communities across the country. Prospective participants with a professional or personal interest in finding a cure for cancer should RSVP to attend the local “conversation”—connected via live feed to the White House event...


SAVE THE DATE: Department of Medicine Fellows Retreat, Aug. 11

 A special evening “retreat” for all of the Clinical Fellows in the Department of Medicine has been scheduled to introduce our fellows—current and new—to all the academic opportunities we offer and to give them insight regarding how to pursue an investigative career...