- Ada, Oklahoma


April 30, 2013

Chickasaw doctor’s findings renew hope against cancer


Ada —

His late great-grandmother, Nora Stanton, was an original enrollee and a pianist at her church for many years. His grandmother, Lottie Perdue, attended boarding school.

His father, William D. Perdue, Ph.D., also made sure his son was acquainted with his Chickasaw heritage.

Perdue earned an undergraduate degree from Washington State University. He later earned his M.B.A. in Public Health from the University of Colorado, Denver, and his M.D. from the University of Washington.

Perdue focuses on clinical practices with Minnesota Gastroenterology in Minneapolis, where he is the select provider for American Indian and Alaska Native patients. 

His clinical practice places emphasis on gastrointestinal cancer prevention, general gastroenterology and familial colorectal cancer syndromes. His specialties include helping others to understand the differences among colorectal cancer incidences among the populations of both minorities.

He is the medical director of the American Indian Cancer Foundation and co-chair of the Minnesota Intertribal Colorectal Cancer Council. He is an active member of the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic’s Spirit of Eagles Cancer Research Network and the Minnesota Colon Cancer Task Force. 

To learn more about colorectal cancer, visit the American Indian Cancer Foundation online at, or call the CNMC at (580) 436-3980.

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