Clinicians’ multidisciplinary approach at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has earned Banner – University Medical Center Tucson the designation as the only NPF Center in Arizona and recognition for its ability to handle complex care of patients suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and related diseases.
Finalists for Tucson Local Media’s Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards include nine UA Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and programs.
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.
The University of Arizona Health Sciences joins the UA Alumni Association in the annual Reunion Weekend Homecoming Celebration, Oct. 22-24.
The senior population in the United States is growing rapidly. People are living longer. However, one 80-year-old person may be more frail and less able to withstand the same medical treatment or surgery than another person the same age. New mobile technologies are being developed at the University of Arizona to assess frailty and to help make evidenced-based improvements in the care of the elderly.
Dick and Jan Highberger recently met UA vascular surgery resident Dr. Craig Weinkauf for lunch, where they celebrated life and presented a donation to help fund research at the UA.
The University of Arizona Department of Surgery welcomes back Rifat Latifi, MD, as professor of surgery and vice chair of International Affairs. He also is an honorary professor of the medical faculty of University of Tirana, Albania.
Hospital Receives Blue Distinction Center® Designation for Delivering Quality Transplant Care
Robert C. Harland, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Division of Abdominal Transplantation as professor, vice chair of academic affairs and surgical director of solid organ transplantation at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Khalpey will continue his collaborative research with Poland’s Ryszard T. Smolenski, MD, PhD, at the Medical University of Gdańsk, studying adult stem cell therapy to repair damaged hearts.
UA neurosurgeon Dr. Willard S. Kasoff performed the surgery on Maureen Raine, who has much to celebrate during April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
A national multicenter clinical trial, which included Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, reported that a blood transfusion containing equal parts red blood cells, plasma and platelets is more effective in the treatment of trauma patients suffering from severe blood loss compared to a higher-ratio combination, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Health Resources and Services Administration-funded program seeks to increase the engagement, retention and promotion of faculty members from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
Rifat Latifi, MD, professor and vice-chair of international relations in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and president and founder of the International Virtual-e-Hospital Foundation, has been elected vice president of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth.
Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, a surgical oncologist specializing in pancreaticobiliary disease (complex disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts) has been named chief of the Division of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery.
The University of Arizona Cancer Center is home to some truly gifted young cancer researchers. A number of them have recently received prestigious awards and honors.