Amy L. Waer, MD, FACS

Professor, Surgery - (Educator Scholar Track)
Interim Assistant Vice President of Interprofessional Education, Collaborative Practice and Community Engagement
Arizona Telemedicine Program Medical Director

Amy L. Waer, MD, FACS

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Waer has been a general surgeon since 1997 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Surgery on the Educator Scholar Track at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. She completed her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1992, followed by her general surgery residency training also at the University of Arizona. She then went to Virginia Beach, Virginia where she practiced general surgery in a private group practice for seven years. She returned to Tucson and the University of Arizona in 2004 to develop the general surgery department at the University of Arizona Medical Center at South Campus.  She then served five years as the surgery Clerkship Director, followed by two years as the surgery residency Associate Program Director, and then five years as the surgery residency Program Director. In July 2010, she was invited to serve as the Interim Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education. In July 2013, she began the full-time position of Associate Dean for Medical Student Education. As Associate Dean, she oversees the Rural Health Professions Program and throughout each academic year she travels throughout Arizona doing site visits, appreciation dinners, and recruitment for the rural faculty preceptors. As of June 2016, she was fortunate to become the Medical Director for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and looks forward to this new role particularly as it pertains to access to healthcare in rural Arizona.  

Research Interests: 

Breast cancer prevention and early detection Particularly the relationship of atypical ductal hyperplasia seen on ductoscopy or biopsy and the potential to progress to breast cancer.

Degrees: 
MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, 1992
Honors and Awards: 
Associate Dean, Medical Student Education
Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Member, Dean's Council on Faculty Affairs
Residency: 
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1997
Internship: 
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
Board Certifications: 
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, Breast and Laparoscopic Surgery, 1997