• Founded in 1967 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 12 divisions and multiple centers of excellence associated with it.

  • Founded in 1967 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 12 divisions and multiple 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 four subspecialties and two 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 four subspecialties and two common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • We participate in the education of 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 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 250 faculty physicians also train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians in primary care, internal medicine and a dozen subspecialties. These physicians — for decades to come — will help keep people across the state, nation and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

  • Our 250 faculty physicians also train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians in primary care, internal medicine and a dozen subspecialties. These physicians — for decades to come — will help keep people across the state, nation 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

Welcome to the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Among the first six departments established in 1967 with the college’s founding, we have a rich and proud history as the largest, most dynamic department within the college. Our strength lies in the dedication and quality of our faculty, trainees, students, and support staff, who thrive in the vibrant academic, interprofessional, and multicultural environment offered at UArizona. Come join us!

James K. Liao, MD
Chair, UArizona Department of Medicine

Featured Spotlight

UArizona Health Sciences researchers – including Dr. Aaron Scott, of the Division of Hematology & Oncology in the Department of Medicine – are leveraging molecular profiling data to better understand certain cancers and uncover new treatments.

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Dr. Andrew Kraft's lab has been a leader in studying the Pim, a protein kinase that enhanced ability of the c-Myc gene to induce lymphomas. Over expression of Pim enhances the growth of human prostate cancer...

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  • New Sleep Center Ribbon-Cutting Tour Day
  • 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony

 

Department News

Former COM-T vice dean, DOM division chief, residency program director dies

Dr. Jay Wesley Smith, who served at the college from 1970-1999 as a professor of medicine, General Internal Medicine section chief, Internal Medicine Residency Program director and College of Medicine – Tucson vice dean for academic affairs, died Feb. 2 in Tucson at age 87.


Dr. Dawn Coletta featured in Health Sciences video on insulin resistance

The diabetes researcher in the Division of Endocrinology and Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism talks about the importance of studying insulin resistance to advance patient treatment in “Expert Insights” video featured in UArizona HealthSciences Connect newsletter.


NIH funding increases lead to impressive performance in Blue Ridge rankings

Five colleges increased their National Institutes of Health research funding in 2022-2023, leading to higher rankings for some by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. See how Department of Medicine researchers placed over 15 years in the rankings.