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Specialties & Research
Dr. Gretchen Purcell, MD, PHD is board certified in Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.
Education & Awards
Dr. Purcell graduated from Stanford University. She has 2 awards.
Dr. Purcell has 3 hospital affiliations:
- Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
- Vanderbilt University Hospital
- Vanderbilt Children's Hospital