James Perkins, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Medical Specialties Center at UW Medical Center, vice chair of Surgery and a UW professor of Transplant and Surgery.
Dr. Perkins believes in 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.
Dr. Perkins earned his M.D. at the University of Arkansas.
As chief of the UW Medicine Division of Transplantation from 1989 to 2004, he pioneered several procedures, including early split-liver transplants. His research interests include improving surgical care through the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines and continuous performance measures, outcomes research, statistical analysis and process improvement in clinical care.
In his free time Dr. Perkins enjoys golfing, reading and traveling with family.