• 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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In the Division of Inpatient Medicine, Dr. Tejo Vemulapalli's team is actively involved in multiple process improvement projects, outcomes research and educational innovation, in addition to supporting other divisions with their enrollment of patients as we come across patients suitable for related research projects...

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Medicine Grand Rounds
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 12:00pm


Department News

UA Racial Disparities in Knee Replacement Paper Picked for CORR Spotlight Article, Interview

An article on patient-centered interventions and African-American access to knee replacement written by University of Arizona rheumatologist Ernest R. Vina, MD, not only was published by CORR but chosen as the journal’s spotlight article of the month and for its “Take 5” author Q&A interview. It was among more than a dozen by UA Rheumatology faculty published in the past year…


Twitter chat tonight, May 24, with UA’s Dr. Roy-Chaudhury

UA nephrology chief to lead Twitter chat on behalf of American Society of Nephrology on eve of Kidney Health Initiative stakeholder meeting in Washington, DC, area…


See ‘Passing On’ Before AZPM Film Airs Nationally on PBS

Thoughtful broadcast on the importance of end-of-life planning tells touching patient, family, physician (including Drs. Mindy Fain and Monica Vandivort) and medical student perspectives on our final days and how best to plan for them. It premiered locally on PBS 6 in late February and can still be viewed online…


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