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Kimberly Tucker, MD

Associate Professor
Orthopedics – Joints
Dr. Kimberly Tucker, UArizona Orthopedic Surgeon

Banner - University Medicine
North Hills
265 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

Banner - University Medicine
Center South Campus
2800 E. Ajo Way, Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85713


In addition to her accomplished career as an orthopedic arthroplasty surgeon, Dr. Tucker is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of orthopedic surgery. Her practice has been based in our Tucson community throughout her career, and she brings to our department her expertise and commitment to providing excellent patient care for all.

Dr. Tucker attended the University of Michigan and the University of Arizona for her undergraduate studies. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Arizona and completed her Fellowship in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Tucker is the producer and a host of the podcast The Cut, a production of the Journal of Arthroplasty. She is an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, has served on its board of directors and produces videos and other media for the organization, and currently serves on the board of directors for the North American chapter of AO Recon, a global network of orthopedic surgeons committed to best-in-class education in joint preservation and replacement.

Outside of work, Dr. Tucker enjoys skiing and cycling with her family.

Education & Training

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:
C/o Department Orthopaedic Surgery
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
P.O. Box 245064
Tucson, AZ 85724-5064