Throughout my medical and surgical training I was struck by the importance of normal fluid and cell transport. Over the past 20 years I have gravitated to the study and treatment of vascular anomalies, and I am motivated to discover how to control vessel growth in these anomalies so that we can offer more effective treatment and care to affected patients. It is exciting to live and practice medicine in a time when we have the biologic and genetic tools to make these treatments a reality.

Biography 

Jonathan A. Perkins, D.O., is a professor of pediatric otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington and is chief of the Vascular Anomalies program at Seattle Children's Hospital. Perkins earned his D.O. at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, did his residency training in otolaryngology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, WA, and a pediatrics fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington.

While practicing all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology, his primary research interests are communication disorders and vascular anomalies of the head and neck. He serves as head of the Vascular Anomalies multidisciplinary service which is now the largest such service in the western United States. He also participates in the Craniofacial Center with a focus on palate repair. He practices at both the Bellevue and Sand Point campuses.

Overview 

Undergraduate Education: Biola College, La Mirada, Cal., and University of Washington

Medical School: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa

Internship: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Residency: Surgery - General, Madigan Army Medical Center - Credentialing Office, Tacoma, Wash.

Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Wash.

Board Certification: Otolaryngology

Memberships: American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards and honors 

2015, 2009: Trachy Faculty Research Award, UW Otolaryngology-HNS
2015: Robert Ruben Award for Scientific Achievement, SENTAC
2013: Charles Ferguson Award 
2012: Washington Top Doctors
2009: Elsevier Publishing/Am Acad of Oto/HNS Foundation Travel Award
2007-present: Best Doctors of America 
Certificate of Honor, American Academy Oto/HNS

Academic interests 

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Head and neck surgery, cleft palate treatment, velopharyngeal insufficiency, vascular birthmark treatment (lymphatic malformation, hemangioma, arteriovenous malformation), vascular/lymphatic endothelium research

 

RESEARCH FOCUS

Translational research and vascular anomalies

 

Recent Publications

Strub GM, Perkins JA. MicroRNAs for the pediatric otolaryngologist., Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Sep; 112195-207

Li D, Wenger TL, Seiler C, March ME, Gutierrez-Uzquiza A, Kao C, Bhoj E, Tian L, Rosenbach M, Liu Y, Robinson N, Behr M, Chiavacci R, Hou C, Wang T, Bakay M, Pellegrino da Silva R, Perkins JA, Sleiman P, Levine MA, Hicks PJ, Itkin M, Dori Y, Hakonarson H. Pathogenic variant in EPHB4 results in central conducting lymphatic anomaly., Hum. Mol. Genet. 2018 Sep; 27(18):3233-3245

Bly RA, Holdefer RN, Slimp J, Kinney GA, Martinez V, Manning SC, Perkins JA. Preoperative Facial Nerve Mapping to Plan and Guide Pediatric Facial Vascular Anomaly Resection., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 May; 144(5):418-426

Otjen JP, Mitchell RM, Menashe SJ, Perkins JA, Swanson JO. Novel Ingested Foreign Bodies-A Fidget Spinner Case Report., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 May; 144(5):456-457

New Frontiers in Our Understanding of Lymphatic Malformations of the Head and Neck: Natural History and Basic Research., Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 2018 Feb; 51(1):147-158

Lab 

Majesky Lab

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