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Department of Surgery

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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

UAMC Study: Do Wearable Sensors Predict and Prevent Patient Falls?
Apr 17 2014

Researchers at the University of Arizona Medical Center are studying whether small, wearable sensors that measure a patient’s activity, heart rate, wakefulness and other biometrics can predict and prevent falls, one of the leading causes of injury to hospitalized patients.

Heart Attack Patient Defies Odds with Tailored Surgical Treatment at UA Medical Center
Apr 7 2014

The tailored surgical treatment that gave Barnes a chance at recovery included complicated re-operative off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which was followed by stenting to help blood flow in an artery that was too diseased for bypass.

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New Healthbreak: New burn program in Tucson offers care for patients closer to home

Drs. Peter Rhee and Gary Vercruysse explain that burn patients no longer need to be transported out of Tucson thanks to The University of Arizona Medical Center's new burn program.

January 7, 2014
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

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Dr. Zain Khalpey's organ transplant research focuses on three key areas: bridge to regeneration, organ reconditioning and organogenesis, or the creation of new organs.