UArizona Arthritis Center Lecture Focuses on Integrative Medicine and Inflammation

March 31, 2022

Dr. Randy Horwitz will share integrative medicine approaches to treating chronic inflammation and educate participants about healing-oriented medicine.


What: “Inflammation and the Integrative Medicine Approach”
When: Wednesday, April 6, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Online

Treating chronic inflammation with an integrative medicine approach is the focus of the next “Living Healthy with Arthritis” lecture, which takes place virtually on Wednesday, April 6, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, medical director of the UArizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, will deliver the lecture that is hosted by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The free online event is open to the public and will include time for questions and answers.

Dr. Horwitz will share integrative medicine approaches to treating chronic inflammation and educate participants on the concept of healing-oriented medicine that considers the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle.

With a key focus on promoting health and preventing illness, integrative medicine approaches emphasize the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient. Integrative medicine approaches are informed by evidence and grounded in science while being open to new paradigms and making use of all appropriate therapies.

About Dr. Horwitz

Dr. Horwitz is a professor of medicine in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and medical director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. He has a special interest in complementary and alternative therapies in asthma and allergic diseases, immunologic and rheumatologic disorders, heart disease, and cancer. Among numerous awards, Dr. Horwitz was named the 2021 Integrative Medicine Physician of the Year by the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Horwitz received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in immunology and molecular biology from the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals (Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied rheumatologic disorders. That was followed by a three-year fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he specialized in asthma and allergic disease management. He served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and at the VA Medical Center in Madison. He completed a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine at UArizona. 

The Living with Arthritis lecture series is supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

Prior registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit the UArizona Arthritis Center website, or email


Tracy Shake