Edward J. 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 the 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 the 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.
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.
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00
A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:
(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.
Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:
(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).