Throughout my medical and surgical training I was struck by the importance of normal fluid and cell transport. Over the past twenty 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.


Jonathan A. Perkins, DO, practices pediatric otolaryngology at Seattle Childrens Hospital and he is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Perkins earned his DO at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, did his residency training in otolaryngology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Wash., and a pediatrics fellowship at Seattle Childrens 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 Anomaly 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.


Undergraduate Education: Biola College, La Mirada, CA; University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

Internship: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

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

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

Board Certification: Otolaryngology

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

Awards and honors 

2013: Charles Ferguson Award 
2012: Washington Top Doctors
2009: Trachy Faculty Research Award, UW Otolaryngology-HNS
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 


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



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