Training Sites

The University of Arizona Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program partners with the following institutions:


Banner - University Medicine 

Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Network came together to form Banner – University Medicine, a health system anchored in Phoenix and Tucson that strives to make the highest level of care accessible to Arizona residents.

Banner – University Medicine includes Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South, Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, physician clinics and a health plan division.  Across its campuses, Banner – University Medicine performs life-changing research and provides graduate medical education to those who go on to touch lives across Arizona, the nation and the world. The medical centers are a vital part of Banner Health’s mission to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care. The partnership between Banner Health and the University of Arizona brings clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience.

Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country, operating 30 acute-care hospitals and health-care facilities. With more than 50,000 employees, it is the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities it serves and the largest private employer in Arizona.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

1625 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85719
(520) 694-8888

With 649 licensed beds, Banner-University Medical Center Tucson is the only Level I Trauma Center designated in southern Arizona. U.S. News has recognized the hospital as the No. 1 facility in Tucson and southeastern Arizona, and Becker’s Hospital Review named Banner – UMC Tucson one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America.”  This new $400 million, 670,000 square-foot, nine-story hospital tower opened in April 2019. 

In 2018, Banner also opened a new 200,000 square-foot outpatient clinic alongside the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s North Campus at North Campbell Avenue and East Allen Road. This is a multispecialty center where health-care providers take a team approach to treating patients.

Banner – University Medical Center South

2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 874-2873

With 245 licensed beds, this hospital in south Tucson is an accredited Cardiac Receiving Center (Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)), Non-Invasive Vascular Lab (IAC), a Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (American Diabetes Association), an Infectious Disease Treatment Center of Excellence (ADHS), and a Senior Friendly Hospital (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program).

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
(520) 792-1450

The VA Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, is the flagship facility for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), which serves over 170,000 veterans in eight counties in southern Arizona and one county in western New Mexico. This 277-bed hospital provides training, primary care and sub-specialty health care for eligible veterans. Programs supported include medicine, surgery, neurology, mental health, geriatrics and advanced rehabilitation.

SAVAHCS is home to the nationally recognized Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Center, designated in 1999 as a VHA National Center of Excellence for geriatrics evaluation and management. It is the principal affiliate of the UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. It has affiliations with 70 academic institutions and trains more than 700 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health students per year.

Sells Indian Hospital

P.O. Box 548
Sells, AZ 85634

The Sells Indian Hospital is a 14-bed facility with The Joint Commission accreditation and is physically located off of Arizona State Route 86, 60 miles west of Tucson in the Sells District of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

A professional staff of physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, and auxiliary technical support personnel administer both inpatient and ambulatory services. Specialties include internal medicine, pediatrics, and family practice. Emergency services are provided and critical-care patients are transferred to one of several Tucson or Phoenix area hospitals.

San Xavier Health Center

7900 South J Stock Road
Tucson, Arizona 85746

The San Xavier Health Center (SXHC) is located in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham reservation, off of Interstate 19, exit 92 (San Xavier Road). The San Xavier compound comprise of the SXHC and Tucson Area IHS administrative and environmental health and engineering offices. The Health Center is 10 miles south of downtown Tucson where it provides outpatient primary care to Tohono O'odham members and other eligible American Indians.

Pascua Yaqui Clinic

7490 S Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757

The Pascua Health Department's mission is to promote the highest possible standard for health and well-being of tribal members and their families within the Yoeme communities. The program services clients from newborn to elders and provides a wide variety of services to patients that include: home visits, medication assistance, escorts to provider visits, prevention, management and education of disease processes, and much more. In addition to rheumatology, specialties offered include: cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, and nephrology.  Wound care, JVN retinal imaging and podiatry services are also available.

The Pascua Yaqui Health Services Division carries out its mission by managing over $30 million from federal, state, tribal, and private funds. As an Indian Self-Determination Act (ISDA) contract tribe, it negotiates two separate Annual Funding Agreements, one with Indian Health Service (IHS) Phoenix Area for member in Maricopa County, and the second with the Tucson Area. The effective and sustainable function of these services requires collaboration with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS: Arizona’s Medicaid equivalent), the IHS Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix and Tucson IHS area offices, El Rio Health Centers, local hospitals, various private health care providers, and its more than 19,000 Tribal Members.