John K. Tsai
John K. Tsai

Colon Cancer Screening will be the topic of the July wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy, presented by a prominent Tucson gastroenterologist, Dr. John K. Tsai.

Open to the public free of charge, the lecture will begin Friday (July 29) at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the ASA Building, 13715 E. Langtry Lane.

Ksai, a native of St. Louis, MO, is the Chief of Gastroenterology at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson.  He began his medical education in Chicago after being accepted into Northwestern University’s 7-year Honors Program in Medical Education where he graduated with honors.

After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell in New York City, he was selected from his residency class as the Chief Medical Resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  He completed his fellowship training at that center in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

Tsai’s professional interests include colorectal cancer prevention, treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and Barrett’s esophagus, liver diseases and advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures.

He is a member of multiple medical societies and has been named one of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine’s “Top Doctors” as well as a “Best Doctor” in the Best Doctors in America database.

Written by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

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