Deborah Jane Power, DO

UA Associate

Dr. Power is a University of Arizona Adjunct Faculty member and Clinical Associate.  A native of San Pedro, California, she earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from UCLA and a master's degree in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Arizona.  She earned her medical degree in osteopathic medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., in 1997.  Dr. Power completed her internship at Midwestern University/Arizona Graduate Medical Education Consortiumand her rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Arizona.

With a special interest in pediatric Rheumatology, she is one of the few rheumatologists in the state with this expertise. In addition to caring for children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, (formerly called Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis), she specializes in the care of children with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Dermatomyositis and Spondylarthropathies. With an extensive reasearch background, Dr. Power is the principal investigator for two Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) clinical trials which are currently open, has participated as an investigator in over 70 clinical trials and has presented both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Power is an active member of the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation and has been elected to the Board of Trustees from 2004-present. She has been a member of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Conference on Medicine since 2000, and Chair since 2004.