The Division of Dermatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson provides outstanding clinical care to patients. Our team of dermatologists specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of skin diseases and managing both benign and malignant skin tumors and inflammatory conditions. Our residency program provides comprehensive training in medical and surgical care of the skin, hair, and nails...

James Sligh, Jr., MD, PhD
Division Chief, Dermatology

Dermatology

The University of Arizona Division of Dermatology at the College of Medicine – Tucson got its start in 1973 when Peter Lynch, MD, a University of Michigan dermatologist was named the first member of the section. Also serving as vice chair of the UA Department of Medicine, he stayed until 1986, leaving to become chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota and later at the University of California - Davis.

Our three-year residency program began in 1976, and currently has nine physicians in training.

Our team of dermatologists provides outstanding clinical care to patients and specialize in diagnosing and treating skin conditions and diseases and managing both benign and malignant skin tumors.

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019:

  •  96,480 people in the United States will be diagnosed with melanomas of the skin, including 57,220 men and 39,260 women, and
  • 7,230 people in the United States will die from melanomas of the skin, including 4,740 men and 2,490 women.

As part of the UA Department of Medicine, we work in an interdisciplinary fashion with other UA subspecialties and departments, including geriatrics, hematology and oncology, rheumatology and surgery. In education, research and clinical matters, we also work closely with the UA Cancer Center and its Skin Cancer Institute on both the treatment and prevention of skin cancer—the most common form of cancer.

We also augment our teaching and clinical capabilities by partnering with dermatology specialists in the community to cover our patients’ cosmetic, medical and surgical care needs with respect to skin, hair and nails.

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Four Cardiologists Join Sarver Heart Center, UArizona Faculty

The new faculty cardiologists bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, heart failure and transplant cardiology to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center. Schedule an appointment today.


UArizona Hockey Team to Host Sixth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ on Jan. 18

The Arizona Wildcat ice hockey team will raise awareness for cancer and contribute proceeds to the UArizona Cancer Center when it faces Missouri State on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Tucson Arena. Honor a loved one by buying a jersey to support cancer research.


Heart Failure, When to Seek Specialist Topic of UArizona Lecture in Green Valley, Jan. 16

Sarver Heart Center launches its free 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series at the Canoa Hills Social Center with Dr. Aaron Wolfson focusing on heart failure, how it affects health and options to optimize lifestyle changes.


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