Edward Paul, MD
Family and Community Medicine
Residency Program Director
Dr. Paul initiated Graduate Medical Education at Yuma Regional Medical Center in 2009, realizing the great opportunities for teaching residents at the hospital and in the community. Dr. Paul is board certified in Family Medicine and has been a full time faculty and a Family Medicine residency program director for most of his career. He has taught residents and medical students in rural and urban locations, including both community hospitals and university settings.
Dr. Paul has served as the residency program director at The University of Arizona Family Medicine Program in Tucson and Penn State University Family Medicine Program in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He has been active with Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) programs in Pennsylvania and Arizona, serving his interest in improving the primary care healthcare workforce in rural communities.
He is a graduate from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Paul also serves on the board of directors of the National Center for Medical – Legal Partnership. His other interests include strategizing care for underserved and rural populations, as well as chronic pain management.
Dr. Paul is a leader in Family Medicine in Arizona. He has recently served as President of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians; he is currently a board member and the Chair of the Legislative Affairs Task Force of that organization. Dr. Paul was recently awarded the prestigious honor of Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) 2011 Physician of the Year. His family includes his wife, Mary, three daughters currently in college, and two Westies.