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.

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DOM Research Seminar to Tackle Disparities in Osteoarthritis, Genetics of Pulmonary Disease, Oct. 12

The next lectures in the DOM Research Seminar Series focus on “Gender and Race Disparities in Osteoarthritis” and “Genetics and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Common Diseases (Asthma, COPD, etc.)” with speakers Dr. Ernest Vina, MD, of the UA Division of Rheumatology, and Dr. Deb Meyers, co-chief of the UA Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. Save the date for Thursday, Oct. 12, noon-1 p.m., Room 5403, UA College of Medicine – Tucson...


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Graduate certificates available in Global Health and Development, Health Administration, Public Health, as well as, Clinical and Translational Research from the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The deadline for admissions to the Spring 2018 semester has been extended to Oct. 15. Use your Qualified Tuition Reduction benefit to sign up today! 


Attend C. Diff. Awareness Conference Free of Charge, Nov. 9-10, Las Vegas

The C Diff Foundation waived registration fees for UA participants at its fifth annual conference at UNLV. Join 200 health-care professionals to share the latest data on prevention, treatment and environmental safety related to Clostridium difficile (C. diff.)—a healthcare-associated infection, irritable bowel syndrome/disease (IBS/IBD), as well as fecal transplant procedures and more...


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