Dr. Perkins is the current Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow at the AAMC Breast Center and is also active duty in the Navy. She received her B.A. in Chemistry at Whittier College in Whittier California and her medical degree from Tulane Medical School. She completed her general surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia and has served in Navy hospitals both in the United States and overseas. Her special interests include community outreach and breast health education.
Specialized surgical training is part of the AAMC Breast Center Fellowship. AAMC is one of only 35 locations in the nation to offer a dedicated Breast Fellowship program. Board-eligible general surgeons who apply from around the country are selected by a review committee to complete specialty training in breast surgery for a year with AAMC breast surgeons. As a fellow at the AAMC Breast Center, surgeons gain experience in a variety of areas, including breast pathology, oncology, radiation treatment and lymphedema. Their specialized breast training involves rotating through these subspecialties, working with patients, performing procedures and experiencing other aspects of an always evolving curriculum. The surgeons are also involved in leadership training adapted from business models.
This program brings talented physicians trained in all aspects of breast care in contact with our patients. Their enthusiasm, fresh ideas and perspective contribute to the Breast Center’s programs, patient care and expertise.