• 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

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Researchers with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Pharmacy have developed a new blood test that can detect most major cancers and have launched a startup, DesertDx, to bring the invention to doctors and their patients. Collaborators with company principals Dr. Mark Nelson, Dr. Bernard Futscher and Lukas Vrba include Drs. Linda Garland, Samuel Kim and Daruka Mahadevan, of the lung cancer research and phase 1 clinical trials teams…

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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...

Grand Rounds

Rheumatology/Radiology Grand Rounds
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am


Department News

Janet Major Elected U.S. Distance Learning Association President

A vital contributor to the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona for more than 20 years, Major trains health-care professionals in the effective use of videoconferencing and also plans, develops and installs the teleconferencing and telemedicine equipment used at rural telemedicine sites.


UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.


Joann Sweasy, PhD, Joins UA Cancer Center as Associate Director for Basic Sciences

Previously at Yale University, Dr. Sweasy brings expertise in basic sciences that will facilitate translational research.