• Join the University of Arizona Arthritis Center on Saturday, May 4, 2024, to learn about the impact of climate change on health. For further information and to register, please visit the Community Outreach/Annual Symposium page

  • Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, is joined by Arizona basketball coaches Adia Barnes and Tommy Lloyd at the UAAC 'Bear Down Celebration'

  • Arizona women's basketball player Helena Pueyo joins head coach Adia Barnes to share an outlook on the upcoming season with guests at the UAAC Bear Down Celebration.

  • 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.

  • 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



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.