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

UA Department of Medicine to Host British Asthma Expert for Special Lecture, Nov. 20, Noon

Dr. Peter Howarth, professor of allergy and respiratory medicine at the UK’s University of Southampton, will offer a special talk on “Epithelial Injury in Severe Asthma,” Monday, Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. He is an invited guest speaker courtesy of the UA Department of Medicine Office of the Chair and Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. A light lunch will be served…


UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education

The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.


Four from DOM among Promotions Announcements at College of Medicine General Faculty Meeting, Nov. 16

Four UA Department of Medicine faculty will be among 35 whose promotions and tenure will be announced at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in Kiewit Auditorium. Come cheer for Drs. Stefano Guerra, Christina Laukaitis, Franz Rischard and Sasha Taleban. See links to agenda and to add event to your personal schedule (via iCal, Outlook, Google or Yahoo! calendar)…


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