Banner – University Medicine

The Future of Medicine in Arizona

Academic Medicine
Teaching. Research. Care.
These three missions are the core
of academic medicine, where the
next generation of health care
professionals is trained, where
medical breakthroughs and
discoveries are made, and where
patients can receive the most
advanced care.

With three academic medical centers in Phoenix and Tucson, Banner – University Medicine is Arizona’s only academic medical enterprise formed with two Arizona-based partners. Since their 2015 merger, Banner Health and the University of Arizona have been committed to co-creating a new brand of academic medicine that leverages the strengths and scale of each partner to elevate clinical delivery, education, and research for our entire state.

Representing just 7% of U.S. hospitals, academic medical centers are the “crown jewels” of American health care. Here, medical education, innovative research, and the very best in clinical care converge under one roof, with leading-edge technology, resources, and therapies typically not available at community hospitals.

Medical centers that are included in Banner – University Medicine are listed here:


  • Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
  • Banner – University Medicine Institutes


  • Banner – University Medicine Multispecialty Clinics
  • Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
  • Banner – University Medical Center South
  • Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center
  • UA Cancer Center at Banner – University Medicine North

Supporting Tomorrow’s Cures

Help ensure the future of health care in Arizona. Your gifts educate tomorrow’s physicians, advance medical discoveries, and offer hope to patients with the most complex conditions.