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Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona

Recent News

Dr. Rifat Latifi Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons/Pfizer International Surgical Volunteerism Award
Sep 22 2015

Rifat Latifi, MD, trauma surgeon in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, received the 2015 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award.

Sep 18 2015

Finalists for Tucson Local Media’s Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards include nine UA Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and programs.

Featured Video

Powerful Artificial Hearts | Dominic Alexander | TEDxTucsonSalon

Published April 27, 2015

Dominic discusses the amazing power of the totally artificial heart, however temporary, to bring healing and grace to patients and their families.

May 11, 2015
Weightloss Solution for Some Type 2 of Diabetics

Dr. Galvani discusses how, following weight loss surgery, some patients’ type 2 diabetes disappears.

January 29, 2015

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An interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on a wearable pendant than can detect an elderly person's risk for falling and automatically alert medical personnel when a fall has occurred.