Dr. Marvin Slepian Receives Much-Deserved Appointment as Regents' Professor


Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Unintentional Bias by Doctors


Even people who believe they're blind to another person's color carry unintentional bias. Dr. Khadijah Breathett gives advice to doctors who want to be aware of their biases and how to overcome these.

Arizona's First Heart Transplant Happened 40 Years Ago


March 27, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the first heart transplant in Arizona. Norman “Dutch” Tarr was the 49-year-old patient who was under the care of Brendan Phibbs, MD, cardiologist, and Jack Copeland, MD, the cardiothoracic surgeon who established the 6th heart transplant center in the U.S. at the University of Arizona.

UA’s Dr. Khadijah Breathett Selected as One of ‘40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health’


Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center who is a passionate advocate for health equity and conducts research on bias in health care, was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” for 2019.

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Stroke Prevention and Atrial Fibrillation,’ March 21 in Green Valley


The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series continues with a focus on stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation.

UA’s Dr. Marvin Slepian co-chairs International Forum on Virtual Reality and Health Care, March 7-8 at UA


The future of medicine in many ways already is here – and is being discussed and exhibited at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center.

Doc Talks: Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Disease


Wellness expo, free health lecture by university heart specialists, March 5

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Aortic Diseases: Can We Intervene Before They Turn Deadly?,’ Feb. 21 in Green Valley


The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series continues with a focus on aortic diseases.

Flu Shot May Help You Avoid a Silent Killer


If protecting others from risk of infection wasn’t reason enough to get a flu shot, here’s one more. Did you know that vaccination could potentially reduce the risk of a silent killer? Although the correlation isn’t yet clearly understood, recent research has shown that aortic aneurysm ruptures often closely follow a bout of flu.

Investigator Awards Foster Career Development


Focused on scientists early in their careers or education, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Investigator Award recipients for 2018-2019 include an undergraduate, graduate students and early-career faculty members who represent molecular science, physiology and cardiology, among others.