Department of Internal Medicine

Since our founding in 1943, the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah has been committed to excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Our vision is to be one of the elite Departments of Medicine in the nation by: fulfilling a comprehensive academic mission, developing new leaders in internal medicine, and improving the health and health care of residents of the Intermountain West by providing safe high quality care.

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Why Low Bicarbonate Levels Might Signal A Risk For Premature Death
Research
Feb 05, 2016

Why Low Bicarbonate Levels Might Signal A Risk For Premature Death

Older adults who are otherwise healthy are at earlier risk for death if they have low blood levels of bicarbonate, a main ingredient in baking soda. Kalani Raphael, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah and nephrologist at the VA Salt Lake Health Care System, explains the surprising results of his research. Why might low bicarbonate levels indicate poor health, and how might doctors use this information in the future?... Read More

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Kristen Ries, MD, and Maggie Snyder, PA-C’s HIV/AIDS Clinic at the University of Utah subject of Sundance Documentary - U of U School of Medicine
Jan 11, 2016

Kristen Ries, MD, and Maggie Snyder, PA-C’s HIV/AIDS Clinic at the University of Utah subject of Sundance Documentary - U of U School of Medicine

Former Division of Infectious Diseases faculty member, Dr. Kristen Ries, and former PA-C, Maggie Snyder, will be the subject of an upcoming documentary being prepared for the Sundance Film Festival. Dr. Ries and Maggie were pioneers in HIV/AIDS patient care in Utah when the disease was new and not much information was known about it. Watch the trailer!... Read More

Internal Medicine
World of Heart Recovery Medicine to Focus on Latest Advances at U of U Symposium
Research
Jan 07, 2016

World of Heart Recovery Medicine to Focus on Latest Advances at U of U Symposium

Cardiovascular Center, , heart failure, heart

On Jan. 14-15, the University of Utah School of Medicine will become the worldwide focus of heart recovery medicine when leading scientists and clinicians from across the globe come to Salt Lake City for the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS). Now in its fourth year, the one-of-a-kind conference has been described as a “think tank” where hundreds of cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, ER physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research scientists and more converge to push forward the field of heart recovery. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Study Shows Benefits of Intensive Blood Pressure Management
Research, Clinical
Nov 09, 2015

Study Shows Benefits of Intensive Blood Pressure Management

Internal Medicine, , heart, high blood pressure

Patients whose blood pressure target was lowered to reach a systolic goal of less than 120 mmHg had their risk for heart attack, heart failure or stroke reduced by 24 percent, and their risk for death lowered by 27 percent. Compared to a systolic blood pressure goal of less than 140 mmHg, aggressive treatment appeared to be as effective for elderly participants as for adults age 50-74, according to results from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) presented at the American Heart Association meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Nov. 9. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Research
Oct 05, 2015

University of Utah Joins CDC in Effort to Stop Spread of Ebola, MRSA and Other Infectious Diseases in Health Care Settings

In its effort to develop and implement strategies to stop the spread of infectious diseases, including Ebola, in health care settings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen the University of Utah and five other institutions nationwide to partner with the agency to spur innovations that help control the transmission of such organisms.... Read More

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