For Immediate Release Contact: Norm Botsford
Pediatric Nephrology and Endocrinology Specialist, Mona
A. Zawaideh M.D. Joins UPH Hospital at Kino Campus
TUCSON, Ariz. (May 4, 2005) – Dr. Mona A. Zawaideh has joined University Physicians
Healthcare and will practice at UPH Hospital at Kino Campus. She has also been named assistant
professor with the Pediatrics Department of UA College of Medicine. Dr. Zawaideh is one of the few
physicians in the country board eligible in both pediatric nephrology and endocrinology.
“Tucson’s only pediatric nephrologist announced his departure in February leaving
Southern Arizona in desperate need of this specialty,” said Norm Bostford, president and CEO of
University Physicians Healthcare. “With the arrival of Dr. Zawaideh, we have the ability to care
for children with kidney disorders as well as endrocrinologic disorders like Type I Diabetes
Mellitus. Her addition will enable us to better serve our nearby Native American population for
which these types of disorders have become so prevalent.”
Dr. Zawaideh received her M.D. from Jordan University of Science and Technology. She
served her pediatric residency at the University of Arizona Health Science Center and recently
completed a dual fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis in pediatric endocrinology and
pediatric nephrology. One of Zawaideh’s main areas of interest is the investigation of the
mechanisms of injury in diabetic nephrology.
UPH Hospital at Kino Campus is operated by University Physicians Healthcare. UPH is a
non-profit corporation created in 1985 as the medical practice of the physicians of the UA
College of Medicine. Together, UPH, the University of Arizona, UPH Hospital at Kino Campus
and University Medical Center combine to care for patients, educate medical students, train
young physicians and conduct clinical research. With over 350 physicians and 1,250 staff, UPH is
Arizona’s largest physicians group. For more information visit www.uph.org.