• Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 13 divisions and several centers of excellence associated with it.

  • Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 13 divisions and several centers of excellence associated with it.

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley Fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley Fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another three subspecialties and four common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another three subspecialties and four common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • We participate in the education of the more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • We participate in the education of the more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • Our nearly 200 faculty physicians also help train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians who — for decades to come — will be helping to keep people across the state, country and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

  • Our nearly 200 faculty physicians also help train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians who — for decades to come — will be helping to keep people across the state, country and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

The Department of Medicine develops and delivers cutting-edge medical research, high-quality education and unsurpassed patient care. As the largest department in the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, we train medical students and more than 200 residents and fellows in internal medicine from cardiology to rheumatology.

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Message from the Chair

“At the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, we are poised for significant positive change with many components that make up the building blocks toward accomplishment on our three missions — education, research and clinical care — coming together at just the right time. As experts in primary care, we are internal medicine. Come grow with us!”

Monica Kraft, MD
Chair, UA Department of Medicine

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Two UA Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine assistant professors are tackling personalized remedies to treat pulmonary hypertension — a form of high-blood pressure affecting arteries between the heart and lungs that ultimately leads to heart failure and death. Drs. Olga Rafikova and Ruslan Rafikov each received $1.92 million, five-year grants from a National Institutes of Health unit for differing research approaches—his metabolic, hers redox and gender-specific solutions…

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Dr. Janet Funk leads an NIH-funded cross-disciplinary translational research program investigating the pathogenesis and treatment of resorptive bone diseases including breast cancer bone metastases and rheumatoid arthritis...

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Medicine Grand Rounds
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm


Department News

UA and Mayo Team Up to Improve Heart Care Treatment

To advance and improve patient care and alleviate the challenges of training new cardiology-specialized physicians to master cardiac procedures, the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix share simulated training.


Translational Studies in Cardiovascular Disease, HIV/AIDS Focus of April DOM Research Seminar

At the April 13 seminar, Dr. Ankit Desai will discuss how “Bench-to-Bedside Approaches Unravel Inflammatory Mechanisms Underlying Novel Cardiovascular Phenotypes in Sickle Cell Disease.” His lab in the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program investigates cardiovascular disparities in minorities with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. UA Infectious Diseases Chief Dr. Elizabeth Connick, a world-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher, will talk also about “The Role of B Cell Follicles in HIV Replication and Persistence”…


UA Engineers Help You Stay a Heartbeat Ahead of Hackers to Protect Your Health

With a million forms of malware released every day, UA electrical and computer engineer Roman Lysecky, PhD, and colleagues are developing technologies to better detect malware in pacemakers and other life-critical health and other devices. Their research is funded by the National Science Foundation and Army Research Office…


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