About the Department

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, home to 13 divisions and several centers of excellence.

Our divisions and centers serve as primary research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to cure or alleviate a host of medical conditions, including HIV/AIDS, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, lupus, cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases, and Valley Fever.

  • Three subspecialties in our division (Cancer Cair, Geriatrics and Pulmonology) are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and another three (Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Nephrology) are among four at the college rated as “high performing,” along with five commonly performed adult procedures: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer surgery—also rated as "high performing."
  • Our nearly 200 health care providers in internal medicine also help train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians who—for decades to come—will help people across the state, country and globe to live healthier, more active lives.