Barbara Bode, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Southern Arizona Veteran's Affairs Health Care Sysyem
Fellowship Site Director, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Chief of Medical Subspecialty Clinic, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Acting Chair of Research and Development, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Dr. Bode is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology for the Southern Arizona Veteran's Affairs Health Care System. She is also the Fellowship Site Director for the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System. A native of Michigan, she earned her Bachelor Degrees in Chemistry and Zoology from Northern Arizona University, Summa cum Laude, and her Medical Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in Tucson and her fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Arizona.

Her research interests involve the use of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of various management regimens in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis and gout.

Dr. Bode is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. She has co-authored several articles in peer reviewed journals to include Rheumatology International, American Journal of Medical Science, Arizona Geriatric Society, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and Arthritis Care and Research on topics ranging from treatment of systemic sclerosis, polymylagia rheumatica, scleroderma, management of asymptomatic coccidioidomycosis in rheumatic disease, and the effects of exercise programs on range of motion and pain in patients with osteoporosis.

Dr. Bode is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

DEGREES
MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, 1986
BS: Chemistry/Zoology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 1982

RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, 1989

FELLOWSHIP
Rheumatology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1991

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine and Rheumatology