About Us

The Department of Medicine is the oldest and the largest department within the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. From our humble beginnings in 1883, we are recognized among the top tier of departments of medicine in the country. With more than 1,000 dedicated faculty and 300 residents and fellows across 14 divisions – we are transforming the future of health care. Collectively we are:

  • The only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado
  • The largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region
  • One of the nation’s newest innovative health sciences campuses

Our Missions

The Department's long-standing tradition of excellence in patient care, medical education, research and community service places us among the best academic departments in the country. We are proud of our rich history of research and discovery in the basic, clinical and translational sciences and are uncompromising in our commitment to an interdependent four-part mission:

  • To provide outstanding medical care and support interdisciplinary programs that serve our patients
  • To train leaders in medicine and educate physicians in accordance with the highest professional standards
  • To generate new knowledge to understand disease and improve the care of our patients
  • To serve the community both locally and globally

Department of Medicine U.S. News & World Report National Ranked Specialties

  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery #6
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology #26
  • Cancer – High Performing
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery – High Performing
  • Geriatrics – High Performing
  • Rheumatology – High Performing


Department of Medicine clinical activity doubled over the past nine years

2 to 1

Outpaced National Institutes of Health (NIH) research support growth 2 to 1 over the last five years


Tripled VA research support over the last seven years


Increased the diversity of our house staff fourfold over the past nine years


Department of Medicine faculty published 2,500 peer-reviewed papers within the last year

50 percent

Increased the Department of Medicine endowments by 50 percent over the past nine years


Implemented salary equity and parental leave policies

Department of Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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