Within the UA Department of Medicine, there are more than 250 faculty physicians on staff spread across 14 divisions representing all subspecialties in internal medicine and related research.
We participate in the education of more than 500 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.
In addition to the many medical students we teach, our faculty physicians train more than 130 resident physicians in our two Internal Medicine Residency Programs (Tucson and South Campus) and our Dermatology Residency Program.
And we are affiliated with multiple centers of excellence under the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA Health Sciences.
Our primary clinical teaching facilities include:
- Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. This hospital first opened on the University of Arizona campus in 1971 as University Hospital and later became University Medical Center (UMC), then the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) after UMC's merger with University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) in 2010. With approval of the Arizona Board of Regents, UAHN merged with Banner Health in 2015, and the hospital joined its new Banner University Medicine academic division. Now, the hospital is at the start of a $500-million expansion that includes adding a new hospital tower to its campus.
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- Banner – University Medical Center South. Banner – UMC South began originally as a hospital built by Pima County near 38th Street and Sixth Avenue in 1935 using funds from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The current building went up in 1977, when the county built Kino Community Hospital on Ajo Way, and came under its current management structure after UPH - which took over management of the hospital in 2005 - merged with UMC to form UAHN in 2010. It was most recently expanded with the addition of a new Emergency Room and Behavioral Health Pavilion in August 2011. Also included on the southside campus are outpatient facilities in the Pima County-built Abram’s Public Health Center (which opened in December 2012) that include Banner – UMC Family & Community Medicine and Diabetes clinics, and Banner's Diabetes Prevention & Education Center.
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- Banner – University Medicine North. This 208,000-square-foot outpatient services center opened in December 2017 nestled between the University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus and Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona on Allen Road east of Campbell Avenue.
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- The University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus. This 82,000-square-foot clinic opened in 2007 on the site of the old Tucson Hospital. It includes multiple outpatient services related to hematology and oncology patient needs ranging from dermatological issues to infusion therapy to outpatient surgery.
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Multiple other Banner – UMC outpatient facilities exist across Tucson and in Green Valley and Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
With 479 licensed beds, this hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center designated in Southern Arizona.
It’s ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology and pulmonary care (three of which are in the UA Department of Medicine), and is high performing in four subspecialties (including three in the UA Department of Medicine—diabetes and endocrionology, gastrenterology and GI surgery, and nephrology) and five adult procedures (heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer surgery). U.S. News also recognized the hospital as the No. 1 facility in Tucson and Southeastern Arizona, and No. 2 in the state, tied with its sister facility Banner – UMC Phoenix.
The hospital also is accredited as:
- A Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission;
- Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care;
- Non-Invasive Vascular Lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC);
- Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute;
- An NPF Referral Center by the National Pancreas Foundation; and
- A Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Association
Its Interstitial Lung Disease Program, operated with the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, also was chosen as a member of the National Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network.
Its Transplantation Services Program is recognized as an Aetna "Institutes of Excellence™ Transplant Facility" for kidney, lung, pancreas and bone marrow transplants.
Its Petersen Clinics, operated with the UA Division of Infectious Diseases, are recognized by the University HealthSystem Consortium as rating No. 3 in the nation for HIV patient care.
Through the UA Center on Aging, it's recognized as a Home-Centered Care Institute "center of excellence."
And it is designated as one of 55 Ebola Treatment Centers in the nation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Becker’s Hospital Review also named Banner – UMC Tucson one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America.”
Banner – University Medical Center South
With 245 licensed beds, this hospital in south Tucson is recognized as:
- An accredited Cardiac Receiving Center by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS);
- Non-Invasive Vascular Lab by the IAC;
- A Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education Program by the American Diabetes Association;
- An Infectious Disease Treatment Center of Excellence by the ADHS,
- A Senior Friendly Hospital by the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program, and
- A state-designated Trauma Center.
For a full list of accreditations, certifications and more for the above and other clinical facilities where we practice, see: