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General surgery, Kidney care (nephrology), Liver transplant and evaluation, Transplant surgery




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.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Perkins enjoys golfing, reading and traveling with family.

Medical Specialties Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Critical care medicine, Primary care - internal medicine, Transplant surgery

Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Medical education, 1979

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Fellowship, Transplant Surgery

Univ. of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship, Transplant Surgery

Univ. of Kansas Medical Center

Residency, General Surgery

Children's Hospital Boston

Residency, Pediatric Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Surgery, 1985, American Board of Surgery