Sharry Veres, MD, MHSM
Chair, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine

Department Contact: 
Claire Turner
Phone: 602-827-2145

Sharry Veres, MD, MHSM

Brief Bio

Dr. Veres is the Chair of the Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She has expertise in the development of health care innovations to serve inpatient and outpatient, rural, and urban underserved populations. She has experience in developing training for resident physicians, fellows and faculty in the skills needed to create innovative healthcare solutions.

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Veres served as the residency program director and medical director at St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colorado. She came to Phoenix after nine years in that role. In her time in Colorado, she developed six different fellowship positions, targeting solutions for clinical needs in both local and rural communities in the state. She has received AHRQ funding for a study evaluating stress with the use of electronic health record and messaging systems. She successfully served as a site principal investigator for COVID-19 clinical trials at her former hospital. As a result of those contributions, she received the Family Medicine Physician of the Year award from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Veres earned her MD at the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She earned a master’s degree in Health Sector Management from Arizona State University.

As a new Chair at the University of Arizona, she has obtained HRSA RRPD grant funding and has started a rural family medicine residency training program, and has a further Family Medicine residency and OB and Community Medicine fellowship programs in development. She has assisted her department in acquiring over $3 million in grant funding for clinical, research and education programs.