People who suffer from arthritis can’t wait for a cure. Our team offers improved access to help find relief as soon as possible via the many new therapies now available. We provide care to adult rheumatology patients at our south Tucson outpatient clinic along with a full infusion service delivering state-of-the-art biologic therapies and intravenous osteoporosis medication, also available for outside referrals. Bone density measurements are available onsite as is a full service phlebotomist...

C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Chief, Division of Rheumatology

Rheumatology

Dedicated to eradicating arthritis as a cause of human suffering through biomedical research, teaching and patient care, the Division of Rheumatology and its affiliated UA Arthritis Center were among the first to employ a multidisciplinary approach to combat arthritis and bone and connective tissue disease.

The Center’s research areas include innovative surgical techniques, use of new drug and other therapies, reduction of costs related to arthritis care, development of artificial joints and major new treatments in rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, scleroderrna, vasculitis and other related diseases.

The University of Arizona Division of Rheumatology began as the Clinical Immunology Section of the UA Department of Medicine in 1968 and was led by John “Jack” Boyer, MD, until 1983, at which point it was the Section of Rheumatology/Allergy & Immunology. It now operates largely through the UA Arthritis Center, which was founded in 1985 by then section chief Eric P. Gall, MD, and Robert G. Volz, MD. A renowned expert in joint diseases, C. Kent Kwoh, MD, became chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Center director in 2013, coming from the University of Pittsburgh Arthritis Institute where he had been director of clinical research and headed three related National Institutes of Health-funded projects.

Integrating research and patient care continues as a major emphasis for the Division of Rheumatology. Much of the work is collaborative with a multidisciplinary focus that also draws upon the strengths of other divisions, departments and colleges within the UA Health Sciences, including geriatric and orthopedic medicine and surgery.

News

Out with a Bang in 2016, DOM Faculty Gear Up for Bigger, Better Things in New Year

Faculty and trainee activities, achievements and awards in 2016's final quarter reflected well on the UA Department of Medicine. Many are included in DOM Chair Monica Kraft’s “2016 Year-in-Review” article from December. Most are new. These include an $800,000 grant to Dr. Christine Laukaitis to study joint hypermobility, a $1.34 million NCI grant to Dr. David Albert to train cancer postdocs, and Dr. Marvin Slepian’s White House visit to talk about medical collaboration in Cuba…


Doc Talks: The Future of Medicine

Tuesday Evenings in February at the Westin La Paloma


Banner Health acquiring Tucson home health agency

Deal anticipated to close on Jan. 31, providing Banner Home Care its first opportunity to begin serving residents of southern Arizona


Events

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Endocrinology Fellows Conference
Conference or Symposium

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Jan
25
Morbidity and Mortality Presented By Dr. Anjuman Howlader
Conference or Symposium
Nephrology Conference