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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 fellowship graduate 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

Freestanding Emergency Departments May Increase Out-of-Pocket Spending for Patients
Jan 9, 2020

Study analyzed freestanding emergency departments in four states, including Arizona.

UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students
Nov 22, 2019

The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.