Maria Bishop, MD, FACP, BSN

Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar Track

The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Medical Oncologist and Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System

Fax: 
(520) 629-4742
Short Bio: 

Dr. Bishop is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar Track, in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Arizona, and a member of The University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson. She also a medical oncologist and chair of the ethics committee at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System. She specializes in treatment of breast and brain cancers, as well as end-of-life care.

Dr. Bishop earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a medical degree from The University of Arizona, where she also completed her residency and fellowship programs.

Dr. Bishop teaches at the pre- and postdoctoral levels. She was included on the 2002 Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences. Dr. Bishop is also a Faculty Mentor for the Societies Program at The University of Arizona College of Medicine. Societies, a professional learning community, is a four-year longitudinal teaching and mentoring program for the medical students where they learn interviewing, physical examination, and patient care skills at the patient bedside; develop clinical thinking, documentation and presentation skills; and provide consistent and structured exposure to modern concepts of professionalism.

Dr. Bishop is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hospice and palliative medicine.

Clinical Information
Specialty: 
Medical Oncologist
Clinical Focus: 

Breast and brain cancers and end-of-life care.

Clinical Practice Sites: 
The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Research Information
Research Program: 
1. Therapeutic Development
Member Status: 
Associate Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
2000
Professional Information
Board Certifications: 

American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012

American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate, Medical Oncology, recertification, 2008

American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate, Internal Medicine recertification, 2004

 

 

Honors: 

2009-present: Member-at-large, American Association for Cancer Education Executive Council

2008-present: Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology

2006-present: Member, American College of Physicians

2004-present: Member, American Association for Cancer Education

2002-present: Member, Society of Neuro-Oncology

1999-present: Chair, Ethics Commmittee, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System

2012, 2010, 2009, 2008: Selected for Consumers' Research Council of America, Guide to America's Top Oncologists

2009: Recipient of March/April issue, Focus on Faculty Member, University of Arizona College of Medicine

2009-present: Journal of Cancer Education Editorial Board

2002: Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Academic Information
Fellowship: 
Univeristy of Arizona Health Sciences Center - Hematology/Oncology
Residency: 
University of Arizona, Department of Medicine
Medical School: 
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: 
University of Arizona, College of Nursing