The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery

Robert Poston, MD

Professor of Surgery

Contact Information

Cardiothoracic Surgery: PO Box 245071; Tucson, AZ 85724-5071
Arizona Health Science Center: 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Office Room Number
Office Phone
(520) 626-7951
Office Fax
(520) 626-7955

Practice Locations

Patient Appointments
(520) 626-6339
The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus Surgery, Multi-specialty, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724
Clinic Fax
(520) 626-4042
The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus


Clinical Specialties




Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
Board Certification
American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery


BA: Biology: 1989, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
MD: 1993, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore
1993-2000, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California
1997, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California Year, Institution, City, State, Country


Dr. Poston has authored more than 100 scientific papers and abstracts. He is currently the principal investigator on several multi-center research studies. In a five-year initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Poston is exploring the use of high-resolution imaging technology during heart surgery to identify the optimal bypass graft for a patient. In another ongoing study, he is investigating the ability of robotic surgery to accelerate the return of exercise tolerance compared to traditional surgical techniques.


Patient Information