UAAC's Dominick Sudano, MD, collaborates with Arizona Telemedicine to deliver rheumatology care in rural Arizona

Aug 9, 2017

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center's Dominick Sudano, MD, is helping close the gap on rheumatology care in rural areas of our state.  Dr. Sudano will be working with members of the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the University of Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to train primary care providers to treat rheumatic diseases.  Dr. Sudano will will meet with as many as 40 primary-care clinicians throughout Arizona by multi-site video conferencing for two hours each month. About 20 minutes will consist of a lecture on a rheumatology topic; the remainder will comprise individual patient case presentations with protected health information removed. Dr. Sudano will advise local clinicians on how to proceed on a case-by-case basis.

Dr. Sudano serves as an assistant professor in the University of Arizona College of Medicine and is a and a practicing rheumatologist Banner - University Medical Center, South Campus.  He completed his rheumatology fellowship at the University of Arizona in 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Pennsylvania State University in 2001 and his medical doctorate from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2008. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona in 2012.

His major research interest is the diagnosis and management of coccidioidomycoses in patients with rheumatic disease treated with disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), corticosteroids and biologic response modifiers.

Dr. Sudano is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, the Housestaff Committee at the University of Arizona and the Peer Review Committee for SAVAMC. He has authored several articles on topics ranging from exon skipping mutations in collagen, new molecular mechanisms in Muscular Dystrophy and comparative analyses of gene-expression patterns in human and African great ape cultured fibroblasts. Dr. Sudano is the recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and was honored twice as a Howard Hughes Undergraduate Scholar and Fellow.

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


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Arizona Telemedicine Program and Arizona Center for Rural Health Aim to Make Rheumatology Accessible in Arizona