James D. Perkins M.D.

 James  D. Perkins M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Liver Transplantation, Nephrology (Kidney Care), Surgery, Transplant Surgery


Liver Care and Transplantation Services




Medical Specialties Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Perkins is a UW professor of surgery and vice chair of the Department of Surgery. As chief of the Division of Transplantation from 1989 to 2004, he pioneered several procedures, including early split-liver transplants. He is board-certified in surgery and was re-certified in 1995 and 2004.

Patient Care Philosophy

Helping patients to be well-informed so they and their family along with their care providers form one team to obtain the best clinical result possible.

Personal Interests

Golfing, reading and traveling with family.

Clinical Interests

Kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation; vascular access; liver cancer.

Teaching Interests

How to organizing clinical research, statistical analysis, and process improvement in clinical care.

Research Interests

Improving surgical care through the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines and continuous performance measures. Conducting outcomes research in transplantation.

Univ. of Arkansas for Medical SciencesMedical education1979
Children's Hospital BostonResidencyPediatric Surgery
Mayo Graduate School of MedicineFellowshipTransplant Surgery
Univ. of Kansas Medical CenterResidencyGeneral Surgery
Univ. of Utah School of MedicineFellowshipTransplant Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgery1985
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