• 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 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.

  • T'ai Chi Specialist Jude McCarthy guides 2023 UAAC Symposium participants through the practice of T'ai Chi ~ Meditation in Motion.

  • 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.

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

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



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.