The Division of Dermatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson provides outstanding clinical care to patients. Our team of dermatologists specializes in diagnosing and treating skin diseases and managing both benign and malignant skin tumors. Our residency program provides comprehensive training in medical and surgical care of the skin, hair, and nails...

James Sligh, Jr., MD, PhD
Division Chief, Dermatology

Dermatology

The University of Arizona Division of Dermatology at the College of Medicine – Tucson got its start in 1973 when Peter Lynch, MD, a University of Michigan dermatologist was named the first member of the section. Also serving as vice chair of the UA Department of Medicine, he stayed until 1986, leaving to become chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota and later at the University of California - Davis.

Our three-year residency program began in 1976, and currently has nine physicians in training.

Our team of dermatologists provides outstanding clinical care to patients and specialize in diagnosing and treating skin conditions and diseases and managing both benign and malignant skin tumors.

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2016:

  • 76,380 people in the United States will be diagnosed with melanomas of the skin, including 46,870 men and 29,510 women, and
  • 10,130 people in the United States will die from melanomas of the skin, including 6,280 men and 3,380 women.

As part of the UA Department of Medicine, we work in an interdisciplinary fashion with other UA subspecialties and departments, including geriatrics, hematology and oncology, rheumatology and surgery. In education, research and clinical matters, we also work closely with the UA Cancer Center and its Skin Cancer Institute on both the treatment and prevention of skin cancer—the most common form of cancer.

We also augment our teaching and clinical capabilities by partnering with dermatology specialists in the community to cover our patients’ cosmetic, medical and surgical care needs with respect to skin, hair and nails.

News

Two UA Research-hosted ‘NIH Grant Writing Workshops’ Tailored for Faculty, Postdocs, Feb. 15-16

UA Research Development Services has two opportunities for investigators to attend workshops with Peg AtKisson, PhD—a former Tufts University neuroscience research investigator whose team was involved in bringing in $140 million in funded grants—to learn how to improve their applications for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The workshops are at the student union, Feb. 15-16, with opportunities for individual consultations…


Celebration of Life for Late Past DOM Chair, UA Liver Institute Founder Dr. Tom Boyer, Jan. 21

Dr. Tom Boyer, immediate past chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, founding director of the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute and a world leader on research and care of the liver, died on Thursday, Jan. 11, at his home in Tucson after a long battle with cancer. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the Skyline Country Club, Sunday, Jan. 11, 3-5 p.m. RSVPs required… 


Full Court Press on for Videos for Your Banner Health Provider Profile – Help Patients Learn about You Online

It’s basketball season and Banner Health has an all-out, full-court press on for filming video profiles of physicians practicing at its two hospitals and multiple outpatient care facilities in Tucson, including Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – UMC South. See who’s done them, how to schedule yours and photos of filming with Drs. Monica Kraft, Hemanth Gavini and Khadijah Breathett…


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