"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

Wenger TL, Bly RA, Wu N, Albert CM, Park J, Shieh J, Chenbhanich J, Heike CL, Adam MP, Chang I, Sun A, Miller DE, Beck AE, Gupta D, Boos MD, Zackai EH, Everman D, Ganapathi S, Wilson M, Christodoulou J, Zarate YA, Curry C, Li D, Guimier A, Amiel J, Hakonarson H, Webster R, Bhoj EJ, Perkins JA, Dahl JP, Dobyns WB. Activating variants in PDGFRB result in a spectrum of disorders responsive to imatinib monotherapy., Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2020 07; 182(7):1576-1591

Parikh SR, Bly RA, Bonilla-Velez J, Dahl JP, Evans SS, Horn DL, Johnson KE, Manning SC, Ou HC, Pattisapu P, Perkins JA, Sie KCY. Pediatric Otolaryngology Divisional and Institutional Preparatory Response at Seattle Children's Hospital after COVID-19 Regional Exposure., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 06; 162(6):800-803

Adidharma L, Bly RA, Theeuwen HA, Holdefer RN, Slimp J, Kinney GA, Martinez V, Whitlock KB, Perkins JA. Facial Nerve Branching Patterns Vary With Vascular Anomalies., Laryngoscope 2020 Jan

Miller DE, Chow P, Gallagher ER, Perkins JA, Wenger TL. Catel-Manzke syndrome without Manzke dysostosis., Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2020 03; 182(3):437-440

Anzaldi L, Perkins JA, Byrd AS, Kharrazi H, Okoye GA. Characterizing inpatient hospitalizations for hidradenitis suppurativa in the United States., J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2020 02; 82(2):510-513

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