• 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 14 divisions and multiple 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 14 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

“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

Featured Spotlight

At its 6th Annual I-Squared (I²) Expo & Awards, Tech Launch Arizona recognized the greatest contributors to the local ecosystem of invention and commercialization from both inside and outside the University of Arizona. Dr. Louise Hecker, a respiratory researcher with the UA Department of Medicine whose BIO5 lab invented the first highly selective Nox4 small molecule inhibitors for the treatment of fibrotic disorders, including those affecting the lungs, was named the 2019 I-Squared Inventor of the Year…

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Dr. Skip Garcia's lab is a state-of-the-art pulmonary research laboratory focusing on the genetics and proteomics of lung biology and disease. He is internationally recognized for development of novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease...

Grand Rounds

Rheumatology/Radiology Grand Rounds
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:00am


Department News

Full House Hears UA Great Debate, ‘Prevention vs. Intervention,’ at Centennial Hall

A full house turned out April 23 for the #UAGreatDebate at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall to hear cardiothoracic surgeon and interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dr. Irving Kron face off against Dr. Andrew Weil, founder of the UA Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine recently renamed in his honor after a gift of $15 million. GI Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant and Cardiology Chief Dr. Nancy Sweitzer weigh in also as panel members during the Q&A portion of the evening...


‘Happiness: A Scientific Look at How to Create Balance and Purpose in Life,’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 1

Free and open to the public, the lecture by UA College of Science’s Bob Logan will focus on eight scientifically proven techniques to bring happiness to one’s life.