About Us

The Department of Psychiatry is one of the original departments in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, which was founded in 1967. We are known for our focus on community-based mental health and our multidisciplinary approach to the medical/psychiatry interface.

The Department of Psychiatry is comprised of more than 45 full-time faculty, along with 13 faculty affiliates at the Veteran's Administration and over 40 community associate faculty.

Academic Programs

The Department sponsors an ACGME fully accredited Residency program, along with ACGME accedited Fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic PsychiatryGeriatric Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine Psychiatry. Our Department also has an Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship, however it is not ACGME accedited. 

Research

Our strong research programs in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences provide a clinical and investigative program focused on improving treatments for and understanding the biology of mood and anxiety disorders, studies of risk factors for depression, and investigation of emotional and social influences on cancer and heart disease. Additional research focuses on geriatric psychosis, memory loss, and Alzheimer's Disease, first-episode psychosis, forensic psychiatry, and the medical/psychiatric interface. In addition to the scientific research produced, the program provides ongoing community education and public outreach to providers, families, and those with mental illnesses.

Patient Care

We deliver both inpatient and outpatient care at Banner – University Medical Center South (BUMC-S), 2800 E Ajo Way, and outpatient care at the Whole Health Clinic, 535 N Wilmot Rd. Watch this video to learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities at BUMC-S, and this video to learn more about the Whole Health Clinic.

Our Mission

The Department of Psychiatry will lead the effort to comprehensively approach psychiatric disorders, prepare future clinicians, prevent psychiatric disorders, provide state-of-the-art care, and give direction to community efforts to improve behavioral health.

Our Vision

The Department of Psychiatry will excel in enhancing behavioral health through scientific research, education, training, community leadership, and service.