• 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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Summer internships in the UA Health Sciences Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics laboratory of Dr. Yves Lussier at the BIO5 Institute led to realization of a prestigious scientific goal for three local students. The students participated in the KEYS Research Internship program this past summer working with both Drs. Lussier and Haiquan Li and helping to validate findings of a study that analyzed "junk DNA," the area of the DNA that does not code for proteins, and disease comorbidities…

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Department News

Valley Fever Awareness Week, More Like a Month in 2018, Promoted by UA Center

The University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence, usually busy for Valley Fever Awareness Week (Nov. 10-18), is busier than ever with the upcoming Farness Lecture on Nov. 28 with Dr. David Archer, principal investigator on several DARPA, IARPA and DHS research programs, as well as a deadline extension for an ADHS statewide youth poster art contest to Dec. 14. The center caps the week with unveiling of a “Banner Valley Fever Clinical Practice Toolbox” on its website and multiple TV and newspaper interviews...


Dr. Monica Vandivort Presented with AAHCM’s House Call Physician of the Year Award

Geriatrician Dr. Monica R. Vandivort, an associate professor in the UA Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine and medical director for Home Care at Banner – University Medical Group Tucson, was presented with the 2018 House Call Physician of the Year Award by the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) on Friday, Oct. 26, at the AAHCM Annual Meeting in Rosemount, Ill., near Chicago...


New UA/Banner Health Valley Fever Clinical Guidelines to Help Avoid Delays in Diagnosis

Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections.