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  • UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD (center), with Arthritis Center founders Eric P. Gall, MD (left) and Robert G. Volz, MD

  • 2019 University of Arizona Arthritis Center 'Living Healthy With Arthritis' Conference attendees participate in 'The Art of Breathing'

  • University of Arizona rheumatology fellow Manjinder Kaur, DO, visits with guests at the UAAC's 'Meet the Researchers' presentation

  • Precision medicine expert Dr. Ken Ramos delivers the keynote address at the 2019 'Living Healthy With Arthritis' Conference

  • UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, enjoys the Eva M. Holtby reception with UAAC member Esther M. Sternberg, MD, and 2019 'Living Healthy With Arthritis' Conference keynote presenter Ken Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB

  • UAAC friends member and Canyon Ranch Health Resort founding fitness director Karma Kientzler teaches 'Pilates for Arthritis' to UAAC Friends members at Body Works Studio in Tucson

  • UAAC researcher and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery David S. Margolis, MD, PhD visits with guests at the UAAC Friends 'Meet the Researchers' reception

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients.  We do this through research ranging from molecules to people, by empowering patients in taking charge of their lifestyles and by educating providers/clinicians and scientists to develop and apply novel and more effective therapies.

Welcome to the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

Message from the Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Arizona Arthritis Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one in three adults has some type of arthritis. Our vision is living a life free of arthritis through excellence in research, patient care, education and community outreach. This vision will be achieved through maximizing our abilities, passion and resources.

Recent News

‘Empowered Aging,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture and Panel Discussion, Sept. 4
Aug 26, 2019

Free and open to the public, the event will feature TED Talk-style presentations and a panel discussion by three leaders in the fields of geriatric medicine and orthopaedics.


2019 UA Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 8
May 1, 2019

Kevin Sumlin and Dave Heeke will be the guest speakers at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.