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Thomas F. Purdon, MD


Thomas F. Purdon, MD

Tom was born and raised Waterloo, Iowa, – Matriculated at the University of Iowa, with BA in ’59, Doctor of Medicine in”62 and Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology also Univ. of Iowa. During this time, he married his wife, Kathryn. They have one daughter, Jennifer, who lives in Phoenix, AZ.  He served two years in the US Army Medical Corps and then joined a large multi-specialty group practice in Colo. Springs, CO, where he practiced for 20 years.

In 1988, He moved to Tucson, AZ where he was Medical Director for CIGNA Health Plan. In 1989 joined the faculty of the University of Arizona, (UA) College of Medicine, and University Medical Center where he held various positions. In 2002, they moved to Green Valley, AZ, where he served as Gyn Consultant for United Community Health Centers. He retired as Clinical Professor of OB-GYN from the UA in 2008.

While living in Green Valley, he became active with the Friends of Madera Canyon and served as President for four years. He has been a board member of SSSR since 2009. During the Rosemont mine EIS process for the USFS, he served as sub-committee leader for the Health and Public Safety group. He was also active on the Green Valley Council Health and Human Services and Environmental committees, and as a Vice- President of the GVC. He and his wife moved from Green Valley in Dec. of 2017 and now live in Peoria, AZ.

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