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Dr. Slepian and Danny Bluestein, PhD, professor of bioengineering at Stony Brook University in New York, co-authored a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine (April 17, 2014), citing the benefits of hydrophobic light-activated adhesive (HLAA), a fluid, blood-resistant tissue glue that can be applied as a liquid before a procedure is performed and activated on demand to adhere, cure and bond.

Dr. Hecker will be a key contributor in UA efforts to fully develop novel programs in respiratory medicine, lung biology and drug discovery.

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson serves on the TOPCAT executive committee.


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Welcome to the Department of Medicine Website

Welcome to the Department of Medicine website.  The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona consists of 12 sections and over 100 faculty.  We train more than 100 residents in internal medicine as well as fellows in all of the medicine subspecialities.  Our faculty practice at UAMC, SAVAMC, South Campus and Tucson Medical Center. 

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Grand Rounds

  • "Antibiotics in the Hospital. What is to be Done?"
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
    Dr. Stephen Klotz, Dr. David Nix & Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer


New Faculty Spotlight

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Suman Thapamagar, MD

Dr. Thapamagur joins the Division of Inpatient Medicine.  He completed his residency at the Easton Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program in Easton, Pennsylvania which is affiliated with Drexel University in Philadelphia.  While there he served on the Institutional Review Board as well as the Ethics Committee.  Prior to his residency he completed his MBBS at Nepal Medical College in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Dr. Thapamagur serves as an International Editor for the World Journal of Health Sciences.