The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery

Message from the Acting Chair

Welcome to the Department of Surgery at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson.

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Alexander G. Chiu, MD

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The Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona

Recent News

More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'
Jul 14 2014

More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.

Orphaned Ugandan Boy Undergoes Surgery at UAMC to Correct Severely Deformed Spine
Jun 18 2014

University of Arizona and Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeons teamed up to perform the corrective procedure.

Upcoming Events

This conference has been organized under Division of General Surgery and Trauma Services at the UAHN and the UA College of Medicine. Attendees will explore pre-hospital and early treatment strategies in trauma care, discuss advances to minimize or prevent complications in the trauma patient and learn about emerging trends and treatment of the trauma patient. CEUs are available.
Thursday, 7:15 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 & Friday, Aug. 1

Featured Video

Healthbreak: Surgeons remove brain tumors without opening the skull

A cutting edge endoscopic pituitary surgery performed at the University of Arizona Medical Center by Dr. Alexander Chui and Dr. Michael Lemole utilizes the nasal passages to get to the pituitary...

January 7, 2014
Healthbreak:New and innovative surgical treatments for hearing loss

Leader of the University of Arizona Medical Center's Ear Institute, Dr. Abraham Jacob, explains that the organization is one of the first in the nation to utilize the newest techniques for...

January 7, 2014

Patient Information

Patient Spotlight

Research Spotlight

Dr. Klearchos Papas, professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, has been awarded more than $100,000 by JDRF for research that could help pave the way for new and improved therapies for patients with Type 1 diabetes. JDRF is the world's largest charitable funder of Type 1 diabetes research.