Health Care

Patients In Need

Over 1.2 million people across our state suffer each day with the serious health epidemic created by arthritis. More than 50 million Americans suffer from this complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases of conditions that can affect people of all ages, races and genders. Each year, people with arthritis account for 44 million outpatient visits and 992,100 hospitalizations nationwide. The leading cause of disability in the United States, arthritis is actually a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. 

Outstanding Clinical Care

The University of Arizona’s rheumatology team provides outstanding clinical care to patients from across Arizona, the nation, and from other countries. Our healthcare providers function within the dynamic University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). The University of Arizona Health Network was formed in 2010 as an integration of the University of Arizona Medical Center and University Physicians Healthcare. The UAHN works in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. This entity was created to facilitate better coordination, integration, and promotion of clinical activities to support the College of Medicine’s education, research, and patient-care goals. 

The University of Arizona Health Network is Arizona’s first academic medical system.  It includes two hospitals, the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus and the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, some 40 clinics, as well as a health plan division and the practice plan for physicians from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. 

The healthcare professionals who are members of the UAHN interact with more than 100,000 patients each year. Nearly 800 nationally-recognized faculty members make up the University of Arizona physicians, the largest physician group in the state of Arizona. The UAHN’s partner, the University of Arizona College of Medicine, continuously embarks on life-changing research and educating new physicians who touch lives across Arizona, the nation and the world.

Rheumatology Clinic Providers in the University of Arizona Health Network

Led by the UA’s College of Medicine’s Chief of Rheumatology and Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, C. Kent Kwoh, MD, the University of Arizona Health Network’s Rheumatology Clinic is staffed by five physicians, one nurse practitioner and four fellows. In addition, a full-service infusion clinic delivering state-of-the-art biologic therapies as well as intravenous osteoarthritis medications is also available as a service to patients of the clinic

Adult Rheumatology

The University of Arizona Health Network rheumatology team offers improved access to help patients find relief as soon as possible from the many new therapies now available. For more information about our clinic, please call (520) 694-8888.

Juvenile Arthritis

We are currently recruiting for a pediatric rheumatologist for the University of Arizona. We cooperate with clinicians in the community seeing pediatric rheumatology patients and with pediatric rheumatologists in the Phoenix area.