EDWARD PERRIN, MD
Dr. Perrin was born and raised in Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After four New England winters, he returned to California where he taught theater, history, and math at private schools for five years to middle and high school students. Dr. Perrin then received his medical degree from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he switched his professional focus from children (pediatrics) to families (family medicine).
Dr. Perrin completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Banner Good Samaritan in Phoenix and then continued at Good Sam as a residency junior faculty member while completing a fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of Arizona. Following his junior faculty year, Dr. Perrin completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, also at Good Sam.
Over the ensuing years, Dr. Perrin has had a myriad of different clinical positions, including part- and full-time residency faculty, working in the managed care world, as a hospice medical director, and as a primary care physician for Medicare populations. He has remained involved with medical education as a clinical assistant professor at University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is especially gratified to return to his family medicine roots here at Desert Ridge to provide
full-spectrum primary care.
Although Dr. Perrin does have a special interest in geriatrics, he relishes the full spectrum of family medicine including preventive care and chronic illnesses, especially diabetes, renal conditions, and hematologic disorders.
Dr. Perrin is married with three children and enjoys supporting them along with a variety of animals. He stays busy with a variety of activities outside of medicine including volunteering with the Phoenix Boys Choir, the Arizona Geriatrics Society, and the Arizona Diabetes Association, through which he is the Medical Director of Camp AZDA, the largest overnight camp in Arizona for children with diabetes.