Conrad Cordova started off his career in health care working EMS & Fire Suppression with Drexel Heights Fire Department in the mid 80’s. He completed Paramedic school in 1990 through Pima Community College. He left the fire service and went to work at St. Mary’s Hospital while earning his Associates Degree in Nursing through Pima Community College, and eventually earned his Bachelor’s degree. Conrad worked at St. Mary’s hospital as an RN for about 20 years. His experience includes ER, Critical Care, Cardiac Cath Lab, & Flight Nursing.
Conrad served 23 years in the Arizona Air National Guard, 162nd Wing. After he enlisted, his first role was as a Crash-Rescue Firefighter. While he was in nursing school, he recognized an opportunity to get commissioned after graduation so he transferred to the Medical Group & cross-trained into a medic position. After he obtained his nursing degree & RN, he was commissioned as he had hoped. Conrad served one tour in Baghdad, Iraq in 2007. He retired at the rank of Captain in 2008.
In 2016, Conrad completed his Master Degree in Nursing & became Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He worked at El Rio Community Health Center & now works for Optum / United Health Care. He manages patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Conrad Cordova is married, with three children. His hobbies are photography & cooking. His favorite thing to do is spend time with family.