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Doctor-Patient Relationships

Despite great strides in medical diagnostic and communication technologies over the past 30 years, patients consistently report their connection with their doctor remains a vital part of their experience and drives the United States' multi-trillion-dollar health care system. Farshad (Dr. Shad) Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH, director of Public Health, Prevention and Health Promotion at the college, participated in a panel discussion exploring the ways to create meaningful doctor-patient relationships.

About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 669 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,600 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.