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.

The Center has a rich history dating back to the 1970’s and achieved designation as a Center of Excellence in 1985 from the University of Arizona Board of Regents. We have trained countless medical students, residents and fellows in the care of patients with arthritis. Our community outreach programs have helped to raise awareness and have promoted the concept of living successfully with arthritis.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the pioneering research that continues to be conducted by our faculty. Major diseases of interest include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and scleroderma. Research at the Center spans the spectrum from laboratory-based investigation designed to find cures for arthritis, to clinical studies focused on identifying the causes of arthritis, to clinical trials of innovative therapies for arthritis.

We invite you to join us in this voyage of discovery.

C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Director, The University of Arizona Arthritis Center
The Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology
Chief of the Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging