"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

Bonilla-Velez J, Whitlock KB, Ganti S, Theeuwen HA, Manning SC, Bly RA, Dahl JP, Perkins JA. Active Observation as an Alternative to Invasive Treatments for Pediatric Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations., Laryngoscope 2020 Oct

Lam AS, Kirkham EM, Dahl JP, Kinter SL, Perkins JA, Sie KCY. Speech Outcomes After Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency., Laryngoscope 2020 Oct

Czechowicz JA, Benjamin T, Bly RA, Ganti SN, Balkin DM, Perkins JA, Frieden IJ, Rosbe KW. Airway Hemangiomas in PHACE Syndrome: A Multicenter Experience., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Oct194599820966622

Lam AS, Liu CC, Deutsch GH, Rivera J, Perkins JA, Holmes G, Jabs EW, Cunningham ML, Dahl JP. Genotype-Phenotype Correlation of Tracheal Cartilaginous Sleeves and Fgfr2 Mutations in Mice., Laryngoscope 2020 Sep

Zenner K, Jensen DM, Cook TT, Dmyterko V, Bly RA, Ganti S, Mirzaa GM, Dobyns WB, Perkins JA, Bennett JT. Cell-free DNA as a diagnostic analyte for molecular diagnosis of vascular malformations., Genet Med 2021 Jan; 23(1):123-130

Lab 

Majesky Lab

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