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  • John M. Purvis, MD

    John PurvisAssociate Professor
    Pediatric orthopedics
    Phone: (601) 815-8066
    Fax: (601) 815-8077
    E-mail: jpurvis1@umc.edu 

    Dr. Purvis attended K-12 schools within walking distance of the UMMC campus, received his BA degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, and then returned to completed medical school at UMMC.  His orthopaedic residency was completed at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta with further training as a Harrington fellow in pediatric orthopedics and spine deformities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.  He practiced for 14 years in Jackson with Central Orthopaedic Clinic, then established Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists of Mississippi and limited his practice to pediatric orthpedics for the next 15 years.

    Purvis has co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and presented at numerous scientific meetings.  He has been active in leadership roles with regional and national orthopedic societies, particularly in the areas of public and media relations with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and in pediatric communication skills with the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North American. 

    His practice includes general pediatric orthopaedics as well as pediatric spinal deformities.  Purvis serves as an associate professor and sees pediatric patients at Batson Children's Hospital and our outpatient clinics.