• University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD (left) facilitates a panel discussion on climate change and health with Drs. Fariba Donovan, Randy Horwitz, Julia Jernberg and Art Sanders at the 2024 UAAC Symposium

  • 2024 UAAC Symposium keynote presenter Dr. Kacey Ernst is joined by Arthritis Center director C. Kent Kwoh, MD. Dr. Ernst presented the topic 'Beyond the Forecast: The Interplay of Climate Change and Health'

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

  • Edna Silva, RN, leads 2024 UAAC Symposium participants in the practice of Tai Chi Chuan

  • 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.



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.