• University of Arizona Arthritis Center and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Members at the 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting: Accelerating Musculoskeletal Discovery.

  • University of Arizona NCAA Final Four Women's Basketball Coach Adia Barnes addresses the audience at the 2021 UArizona Arthritis Center 'Bear Down Celebration'. This annual event raises funds for the Arthritis Center's research and education efforts.

  • Long-time University of Arizona Arthritis Center Advisory Board Member Nina Trasoff shares a special moment with Arthritis Center Co-Founder and Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert G. Volz.

  • 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

  • UArizona Department of Psychiatry Chair Jordan F. Karp, MD, the 2021 UArizona Arthritis Center Annual Conference Keynote Presenter, with Arthritis Center Director and Rheumatology Chief C. Kent Kwoh, MD

  • Zong-Ming Li, PhD, Director of the Robert G. Volz, MD Orthopaedic Research Laboratories with UArizona Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery John Ruth, MD, Professor Emeritus Robert G. Volz, MD, and UArizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD


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

Aging Experts to Address UArizona Living Healthy With Arthritis Virtual Conference
May 16, 2022

Drs. Mindy Fain, Kathleen Insel and Janko Nikolich-Žugich, experts in the health and wellness of the aging population, will deliver a combined keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s annual “Living Healthy With Arthritis” conference May 21.

Study Shows Amputation Rates Fell After Medicaid Expansion
May 5, 2022

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act led to fewer diabetic foot amputations among underserved adults, according to a new study.

Lecture Focuses on Integrative Medicine and Inflammation
Apr 1, 2022

Dr. Randy Horwitz will share integrative medicine approaches to treating chronic inflammation and educate participants about healing-oriented medicine.