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

UA Battles Breast Cancer with Research, Advanced Treatments and Team Approach
Jul 31 2014

The breast surgeons at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are leading several clinical trials.

Jul 29 2014

Study Shows Marked Increase in Survival Rates with Routing Change

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: UAMC's prostate cancer program offers a multi-faceted approach to care

Dr. Mitchell Sokoloff discusses UAMC's Prostate Cancer Program, a well-established program using a multi-faceted approach to caring for patients, including clinical and research activities...

January 7, 2014
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

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.