• An evening with Tommy Lloyd and Adia Barnes ... The Arthritis Center celebrates nearly 40 years of collaboration with Wildcat Athletics at the 2023 Bear Down Celebration. For information, please click on the 'Giving' tab, dropdown 'Bear Down Celebration'

  • University of Arizona Arthritis Center Co-Founder Robert G. Volz, MD, displays one of the world's first artificial wrists, designed by Dr. Volz in 1974. It was recognized by the American Hospital Association as one of ten major medical advances.

  • UArizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD (center) is joined by retired Wildcat team physician Don Porter, MD, Wildcat football legend Ricky Hunley, Athletics Director Dave Heeke and Associate Athletics Director Stephen Paul, MD

  • Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, MD, with Dr. Fatima Alnaimat at the 7th Annual Jordanian Rheumatology Congress where Dr. Kwoh served as a featured speaker. Dr. Alnaimat completed her rheumatology fellowship at the University of Arizona.

  • 2023 UArizona Arthritis Center Symposium Keynote Presenter Melanie Hingle PhD, MPH, RD (center) is joined by Ann Volz, UAAC Advisory Board Chair Susan Rogers, UAAC Friends Board Chair Nancy Kwoh and UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD

  • University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD shares his research findings at the UArizona Arthritis Center's 'Meet the Researcher's Poster Tour'. Dr. Kwoh is internationally-recognized for his research on knee osteoarthritis.



To make a difference in the lives of patients and their families by conducting research ranging from molecules to people, by empowering patients to take charge of their lifestyles, and by educating providers/clinicians and scientists to provide compassionate care through delivery of novel, effective and safer 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.