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Welcome to the Department of Medicine


As the largest of the 23 departments in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, we have much to be proud of. Every day, the dedicated healers, educators, mentors, and investigators in the Department of Medicine strive to transform the way we take care of our patients and understand disease.  

It is this passion of our people that allows us to do truly extraordinary things, consistently pushing us forward as together we make exceptional progress in our mission areas. And it is our collective focus, creativity, and thoughtful commitment to each other and the work we do, that puts us among the top tier departments of medicine in this country. 

While we have made many outstanding and impactful accomplishments, I’d like to highlight a few that illustrate balanced development across our mission pillars:

  • A twofold increase in clinical activity, with department faculty treating 51.8 percent of all UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital admissions in FY18
  • A threefold increase in the diversity of our house staff between 2011 – 2018 
  • A 25 percent increase in overall research support and 27 percent in DOM federal support 

As we look into 2019 and beyond, I continue to envision opportunities to participate and innovate, collaborate, solve, and support each other in advancing and enhancing human health. Thank you to everyone – from our faculty to our partners, affiliates and volunteers – your heartfelt commitment and unwavering dedication is inspiring. I look forward to working with you as we embark on another exciting year of accomplishments and discoveries.


David A. Schwartz, MD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine

For more information about David Schwartz, MD, please view his profile.