News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

Eleven new faculty welcomed to Department of Medicine in first week in July

Eight are hospitalists with the Division of Inpatient Medicine, and the Cardiology, Dermatology and Pulmonary divisions get one each. Four are former UArizona residents, two are “MedCats for Life,” and one is a former UArizona fellow. Welcome to summer in the Sonoran Desert!  


Dr. Vijay Chandiramani named Hospitalist of the Year

The associate chief for Division of Inpatient Medicine received the honor from the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians.


Latest DOM newsletter focuses on graduations, new clinic, research day and promotions

The June 2024 Internal Digest newsletter is out, putting the spotlight on graduations from DOM’s 15 fellowship and two residency programs, a new Cardiology clinic, IM Research Day results, faculty promotions and the Boyer Liver Institute – and featuring six photo galleries.


New Tanque Verde Cardiology Clinic expected to open soon

Division of Cardiology and Sarver Heart Center faculty and staff are excited about new 11,000-square-foot facility next to Banner Cardiovascular surgery center in Tucson with ample access for midtown, foothills patients. 


DOM fellows, residents look to future in post-graduate world

DOM Fellows and residents have been graduating since May 5 from the 15 fellowship and two residency programs currently active within the Department of Medicine. All are headed to bigger and better things whether here or across the country and world. See where they’re going.


Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute newsletter offers insights, updates and outreach

Staff profiles, Global Fatty Liver Day on June 13, community outreach for free Hep-C screenings, and a plethora of info on research, policy briefs & outbreak updates, clinical trials and other current studies is what you’ll find in the most recent newsletter.


Nine DOM faculty win title upgrades via promotion

Well wishes for Department of Medicine faculty who earned promotions for the next academic year. They include Drs. Mohanad Al Obaidi, Tara Carr, Michel Corban, Sima Ehsani, Justin Hayes, Olivia Hung, Neha Jaswal, Elizabeth Juneman and Bijin Thajudeen. Three are from Cardiology and two from Infectious Diseases.


Research Academic Half Day adds oral vignettes to poster competition for 2024

Residents got twice the bang for their buck at this year’s Internal Medicine Research Academic Half Day with both a traditional poster contest as well as – for the first time ever – oral vignettes during the event’s activities. Multiple DOM faculty participated as judges. See photo gallery and announcement of who won.


Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine celebrates grand opening

Panel discussion with pioneers in integrative health care, cooking demonstrations, public open house highlight debut of new complex. DOM faculty were prominent at each, if only in attending. See who was there with two mini-photo galleries and a video.


Bhattacharya named inaugural executive director of CAMI

The Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies will be led by Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, a renowned immunologist at the College of Medicine – Tucson.


Two DOM faculty to graduate from SSWIMS fellowship, four more named fellows

Drs. Olivia Hung and Salma Patel are among 11 who’ll graduate May 15 in the first class for the Spurring Success for Women in Medicine and Science, or SSWIMS, fellowship at the College of Medicine – Tucson. And Drs. Danielle Avila, Billie Bixby, Saher Khalid and Amy Klein have been named to the second class.


Seven from DOM recognized by Academy of Medical Education Scholars UArizona chapter

Four DOM faculty were inducted recently into the UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, at the College of Medicine – Tucson and three others from the department won research grants. Find out who they were here.


Photo Gallery: Mediterranean diet, fiber-rich foods focus of latest ‘Docs in the Kitchen’ cooking demo

A fiber-rich diet’s many benefits include reducing risk of cancer, according to hematology & oncology fellowship director Dr. Krisstina Gowin and Dr. Juanita Merchant, UArizona Cancer Center interim director and GI division chief. See a photo gallery of them helping prepare four-course meal.


Surgery Department welcomes new Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief, Scott Silvestry, MD

Prior to joining UArizona, Dr. Silvestry was at Advent Health Orlando where he served as co-executive medical director of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and surgical director of Thoracic Transplant Programs.


Dr. Elizabeth Juneman listed among 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine

Women We Admire, a membership organization comprised of accomplished women executives and leaders across the U.S. and Canada, included University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson cardiologist Elizabeth B. Juneman, MD, among the 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine.


DOM faculty anchor Climate Change panel at Arthritis Center symposium

Arthritis Center director and Rheumatology division chief Dr. C. Kent Kwoh moderated the panel which included the DOM’s Drs. Fariba Donovan, Randy Horwitz and Julia Jernberg and Emergency Medicine’s Dr. Art Sanders. A related KJZZ story with Dr. Jernberg was picked up by over 1,000 media outlets. See mini-photo gallery.


Invasive squamous cell carcinoma study presented at AACR annual meeting

Dermatology division chief and UArizona Skin Cancer Institute co-director, Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski presented the work in San Diego on the effect of melanoma drug TVEC on patients with cutaneous invasive squamous cell carcinoma, or cSCC.


Post-Match Day celebration turns into student-to-student mentoring session, honors for faculty

Dr. Amy Sussman, Internal Medicine Student Association’s UArizona Chapter advisor, launched the dinner as a debrief for graduating medical students to share advice with first- and second-year students. She was picked this year by all COM-T students for Outstanding Teacher in Clinical Sciences and Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award honors.


Twenty-three share honors at 2024 Department of Medicine Awards Ceremony

In a return to the Arizona Inn for the event, two Class of 2024 students won dual honors: Lupita Molina for top student in nephrology and endocrinology; and Michael Haekwang Kim for infectious diseases and rheumatology. Other key honors included Dr. Daniel Brown – Residency Director's Award; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine chief fellow Dr. Sarah Upson – Outstanding Medicine Fellow, and Lauren Murphy – the J.W. Smith Outstanding Medical Student of the Year.


Applicants being accepted to new COM-T, Eller Advanced Healthcare Leadership Academy

The program developed collaboratively by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Eller College of Management’s Eller Executive Education program re-envisions and replaces COM-T’s Learning to Lead program. Applications are due Friday, May 17. Learn more and get yours in today.


College of Medicine – Tucson welcomes new Sarver Heart Center director, cardiology chief

Dr. Hesham Sadek brings experience and an impressive research portfolio from Dallas’ UT Southwestern, where he was associate director of the Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and a professor of internal medicine/cardiology with joint appointments in biophysics and molecular biology.


Climate change and health focus of Living Healthy with Arthritis Symposium

UArizona public health professor Kacey Ernst’s keynote address focuses on health challenges facing people in many parts of the world, including Arizona, due to climate change. Department of Medicine faculty in a related panel discussion include Drs. Fariba Donovan, Randy Horwitz and Julia Jernberg.


Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine to host opening events

A public open house on Saturday, May 4, highlights opening week celebrations at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine's new building complex.


DOM faculty, staff spotlighted in UArizona Cancer Center newsletter

The latest UA Cancer Center newsletter highlights Dr. Aaron Scott in a “Cancer Bytes” video, Dr. Juanita Merchant as NCI equity leadership team member, Dr. Janet Funk as presenter at breast cancer research symposium, Lisa Quale as Skin Cancer Institute sun safety ambassador advocate, and T32 postdoc training opportunities.


Sharing memories, experiences all part of IM Specialty Speed Dating benefits

With nearly a dozen Department of Medicine faculty members and twice that many medical students participating, April 10 event offered opportunity to share different pathways physicians took to their internal medicine specialties.


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