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Home of the nation’s #1 academic hospital, our Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to improving health care in Colorado and the nation. Two award-winning hospitals—located on our campus and staffed by many of our faculty—serve more than a million patients a year.

Four specialty programs in the CU School of Medicine rank in the nation's top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report, and innovative faculty at the CU College of Nursing pioneered the nation’s first nurse practitioner and school nurse programs.

Grand opening of new CU medical center in Guatemala

Grand opening of new CU medical center in Guatemala

BANASA FARM, Guatemala (April 14, 2014) - Standing before a gleaming new building rising from the surrounding ramshackle villages, Gustavo Bolaños delivered a simple yet powerful message to the assembled dignitaries and banana plantation workers.

Special Care Clinic fills important dental health care gap

CU dental school students replace a filling on a patient in the Special Care Clinic

AURORA, Colo.(March 31, 2014)—Harold Fowler sits calmly as gauze gets packed around his teeth and the high-pitched whir of a drill fills the room. Outside the Special Care Clinic in the CU School of Dental Medicine sits his mother, Reather Fowler.

Rural Health Care from CU Anschutz

Nathan Netsanet at Salud Family Health Center

Nathan Netsanet grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s largest city. So, he was far from home in every possible sense during his rotation at the Salud Family Health Center in Fort Lupton on the edge of Colorado’s eastern plains.

25 years of transplant surgery for Igal Kam, MD

His career path began in 1982 when, as a young resident in general and vascular surgery in Haifa, Israel, he found himself caring for casualties on both sides of a war between Israel and Lebanon. Some of the patients needed liver surgery.

Excellent affordable dental care at CU School of Dental Medicine

At 81, Fred Glaser takes his health very seriously. He’s fit, he eats well and he knows how important his oral health is.

Health and Wellness in Action

Sharon Francis: “I used to weigh 250 pounds.”

Have you ever watched as someone lost half their body weight? You can witness this amazing feat in action during the fourth season of ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss—filmed at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

Vertigo Treatment

When Carol Foster started experiencing bouts of vicious dizziness and accompanying nausea, she was stunned because this disease was so much more severe than she had ever realized, even as a practicing physician.

New cystic fibrosis drug

It was Valentine’s Day 2012. A UPS delivery truck pulled up in front of Courtney and Jen Heinicke’s house in Durango, Colo. When the delivery man handed over their package, the husband and wife came at him with hugs.

Certified Nurse-Midwives

When Amanda Tam told her mother that she planned to have her first baby with a certified nurse-midwife, her mother asked a simple question: “Why wouldn’t you go to a doctor?”

Biggest Loser and Gainer

For 65-year-old Rex Vaughn, meeting pharmacy student Julie Bohm was the impetus he needed to change his life.