Denege Ward, MD, Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix


Internal Medicine Phoenix, AZ

Hospital Medicine/Hospitalist

Associate Professor University of Arizona Department of Internal Medicine Interim Electives Director University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

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Education & Training

  • Linkage Leadership AcademyCertificate, 2015
  • Hospitalist Leadership AcademyNo degree, 2012
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1992
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of MedicineClass of 1988
  • Wayne State UniversityB.S., 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2017 - 2022
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1989 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Chairs Award for Impact Faculty Member 2016

Publications & Presentations



  • Language Barriers in Caring for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: Are Residents Prepared?
    Marshall JK, Admon A, Ward D, Rittschof J, McCullough WR, Spencer M, Lukela M, Society of Hospital Medicine, National Harbor, MD, 1/1/2015
  • Is There an Association Between Cross-Cultural Care Training and Hospital Length of Stay?
    Jessie Kimbrough-Sugick, MD, MPH, Denege Ward, MD, Andrew Admon, MD, Jeanne Rittschof, MD, and Michael Lukela, MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1/1/2014
  • Fungal Meningitis: Lessons Learned
    Bouwhuis A, Hart AL, Ward D, Rohde JM, Society of Hospital Medicine, 1/1/2013
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  • High-Reliability Academic Hospitalist Programs: A Lifecycle of Assessment and Feedback Integrating New and Veteran Faculty 
    Las Vegas, NV - 1/1/2017
  • A 6-domain History-Taking Framework was useful in Efficientlly Identifying Clinicallt Relevant Biospsychosocial Information 
    UMHS, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016; Hollywood, FL, 2016 - 1/1/2016
  • Change Acceleration for Leaders-The Key to Effective Change 
    Ann Arbor, MI - 1/1/2016
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