Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care to patients with infectious diseases, train the next generation of infectious diseases physicians, perform cutting-edge research into a variety of infectious diseases, and provide local, national and international leadership in the field. 

The Division’s faculty have broad expertise in infectious diseases as well as specific in-depth knowledge of treatment of HIV infection, coccidiodomycosis (Valley Fever), trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), transplant infections, tuberculosis (TB), infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. Some faculty perform clinical research and others are involved in basic research. Our Infectious Disease Fellowship Program is devoted to providing a strong clinical foundation as well as research experiences tailored to the career goals of the trainees.

The dangers of emerging pathogens (such as Zika, Ebola and SARS), the global pandemics of HIV and TB, the mounting numbers of immunocompromised people who are vulnerable to many infections, and the burden associated with hospital-acquired infections underscore the importance of infectious disease physicians. We are optimistic about the future for our division as it continues to grow and address the multiple evolving challenges posed by infectious diseases.

Elizabeth Connick, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
UA College of Medicine – Tucson
University of Arizona Health Sciences