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