Erika R. Bracamonte, MD

Professor, Pathology and Medicine (Clinical Scholar Track)
Division Chief, Anatomic Pathology
Director, Surgical Pathology

Erika R. Bracamonte, MD

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Bracamonte serves as Division Chief of Anatomic Pathology and Surgical Pathology Director at Banner University Medical Center, Tucson.  Dr. Bracamonte provides surgical pathology diagnostic interpretations in areas of genitourinary and breast pathology and directs the renal biopsy service, including light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopic evaluation of native and allograft renal biopsies. In addition to teaching pathology residents and fellows, she is intimately involved in years 1 and 2 of the College of Medicine curriculum, where her lecture topics include the pathology of acute and chronic inflammation, medical renal disease, and genitourinary pathology.  Dr. Bracamonte serves as Director of the University of Arizona Pathology Post-Sophomore Fellowship program for medical students interested in spending a year in the pathology department. 

Research Interests: 
  • Mechanisms of allograft renal allograft loss and endothelial injury
  • Predictors of aggressive renal cell carcinoma
  • Best practices for communication in surgical and anatomic pathology
Degrees: 
MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2003
Honors and Awards: 
Dean’s List Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
Dean’s List Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
The Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Innovations in Teaching, 2010
Outstanding Post-Sophomore Fellowship Teaching Award, University of Arizona Department of Pathology, 2010
Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year I, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2011
Outstanding Post-Sophomore Fellowship Teaching Award, University of Arizona Department of Pathology, 2012
“Learning to Lead” Leadership Workshop, University of Arizona College of Medicine: Selected as one of 15 faculty members to participate, in recognition of significant leadership potential, 2012
Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year I, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2012
Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year II, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2016
Advanced Physician’s Leadership Program, Banner Health: Selected as one of 20 physicians Banner-wide in recognition of leadership role at Banner University Medical Center Tucson, 2016
Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Year II, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2017
Resident’s Appreciation Award, University of Arizona Department of Pathology, 2017
Vernon & Virginia Furrow Award, Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, Undergraduate Curriculum, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2018
Clinical Excellence Award, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 2018
Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2020
Residency: 
University of California San Francisco, Anatomic Pathology, 2004-2005
Fellowship: 
University of Washington, Renal Pathology, 2005-2006
University of Arizona, Surgical Pathology, 2006-2007
Board Certifications: 
American Board of Pathology