Erika R. Bracamonte, MD

  • Professor, Pathology and Medicine (Clinical Scholar Track)
  • Division Chief, Anatomic Pathology
  • Director, Surgical Pathology

Dr. Bracamonte serves as Division Chief of Anatomic Pathology and Surgical Pathology Director at Banner University Medical Center, Tucson.  Dr. Bracamonte provides surgical pathology diagnostic interpretations in areas of genitourinary and breast pathology and directs the renal biopsy service, including light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopic evaluation of native and allograft renal biopsies. In addition to teaching pathology residents and fellows, she is intimately involved in years 1 and 2 of the College of Medicine curriculum, where her lecture topics include the pathology of acute and chronic inflammation, medical renal disease, and genitourinary pathology.  Dr. Bracamonte serves as Director of the University of Arizona Pathology Post-Sophomore Fellowship program for medical students interested in spending a year in the pathology department. 

Research Interests: 
  • Mechanisms of allograft renal allograft loss and endothelial injury
  • Predictors of aggressive renal cell carcinoma
  • Best practices for communication in surgical and anatomic pathology
Degrees
  • MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2003
Honors and Awards
  • Dean’s List Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
  • Dean’s List Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • The Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Innovations in Teaching, 2010
  • Outstanding Post-Sophomore Fellowship Teaching Award, University of Arizona Department of Pathology, 2010
  • Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year I, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2011
  • Outstanding Post-Sophomore Fellowship Teaching Award, University of Arizona Department of Pathology, 2012
  • “Learning to Lead” Leadership Workshop, University of Arizona College of Medicine: Selected as one of 15 faculty members to participate, in recognition of significant leadership potential, 2012
  • Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year I, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2012
  • Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year II, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2016
  • Advanced Physician’s Leadership Program, Banner Health: Selected as one of 20 physicians Banner-wide in recognition of leadership role at Banner University Medical Center Tucson, 2016
  • Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year II, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2017
  • Resident’s Appreciation Award, University of Arizona Department of Pathology, 2017
  • Vernon & Virginia Furrow Award, Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, Undergraduate Curriculum, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2018
  • Clinical Excellence Award, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 2018
  • Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2020
Residency
  • University of California San Francisco, Anatomic Pathology, 2004-2005
Fellowship
  • University of Washington, Renal Pathology, 2005-2006
  • University of Arizona, Surgical Pathology, 2006-2007
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pathology