As hospitalists, the mission of our division is to provide quality patient care, educating the next generation of health-care providers, teachers and leaders, and pursuing outcomes research—always with an eye toward improving the care we provide our patients admitted to the hospitals where we serve...

Tejo Vemulapalli, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Inpatient Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Inpatient Medicine

Hospital medicine is a relatively new and rapidly growing field of medicine specializing in the medical care of hospitalized patients. The physicians who are involved in delivering the care needed while patients are hospitalized are often called "hospitalists." We differ from our general internal medicine counterparts, known as "internists," in that we do not work in an outpatient setting but focus solely on inpatient care.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South are recruiting internal medicine board-certified/board-eligible hospitalists to provide inpatient medicine services on its two campuses in Tucson, Ariz.

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At the University of Arizona, our hospital medicine program was officially started in 2005—and it is one of the newest divisions within the Department of Medicine. We now provide round-the-clock care (24/7) to our hospitalized patients.

Our faculty physicians are experts in diagnosing and managing acute medical illnesses. The role of a hospitalist begins when a patient is admitted to the hospital and continues until the patient is safely discharged home. The hospitalist division at Banner – University Medical Center (UMC)—the primary clinical teaching facilities for the UA Health Sciences colleges—is unique as we work across multiple facilities and ensure quality care is delivered consistently.

Our faculty works collaboratively with other subspecialists, surgeons and clinical staff to provide the best care possible to hospitalized patients.

Click here [PDF] or on the image at the left for an enlarged view of faculty physicians within the UA Division of Inpatient Medicine.

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Join Colleagues for ‘MedCat’ and ‘Star Wars’ Night at Hi-Corbett Field for Arizona Baseball, May 4

Join students, faculty and alums of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson for a night at the ballpark with Arizona Baseball. The Wildcats will be taking on the Oregon Ducks and the first pitch is at 6 p.m. Tickets are discounted from $10 to $4 – but you’ll need the promo code – for general admission. By the way, it’s also Star Wars Night, so feel free to come as your favorite character from one of the movies, bring your light sabers and may the force be with us!


New Banner – UMC Tucson Hospital Tower Opens Today

Note new hospital address, 1625 N. Campbell Ave., and main entrance off of Elm Street and Campbell. Access to the new tower without exiting outside is available off of the second and fourth floors of the Diamond Children’s tower. Old vertical badges won’t work in new tower, so stop by security for a new one. See maps to assist you and refer to team leaders and incident command for any questions or quick remedies that may be needed…


Neurobiology and Chemistry of Pain and Addiction Symposium, April 24 World-renowned neurobiologists and leaders in chemistry will discuss the brain circuits underlying acute and chronic pain, reward, motivation and addiction, and the development of chemical probes as potential novel therapies. The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Pharmacology and Interim Dean Irving Kron, MD.