Michael Maricic, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Maricic is an Adjunct Faculty Member/Associate Professor at the University of Arizona.  He is a former Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology Fellowship programs at the UA.  He earned his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Zagreb in Croatia.  He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, and his Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Arizona. He is an experienced clinical investigator, having participated in over 90 clinical trials for osteoporosis and all areas of rheumatology since 1984.

Dr. Maricic is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and a past Chairman of its Educational Materials and Audiovisual Aids Committees. He is a past member of the Committee on Rheumatological Care. He is a member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, past member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Newsletter Editorial Board, and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Densitometry.

He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles on osteoporosis and rheumatology, has published numerous chapters, and has co-edited textbooks on “Decision Making in Internal Medicine”, “Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases” and  "Bone Disease in Rheumatology".

Dr. Maricic has received the Dean's Teaching Award for Excellence, the Virginia Furrow Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education and was elected AOA by the Medical Student Class. The Internal Medicine Housestaff named him the Outstanding Attending in both 2003 and 2004.  Dr. Maricic has been selected to the list of Best Doctors in America annually since 2007.  He is also a member of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Scientific Advisory Council.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.