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Jennifer Perkins


Associate Chair, Ambulatory Care
Executive Medical Director, Ambulatory
Co-director, Endocrine Neoplasia Program

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Jennifer Perkins is an endocrinologist who specializes in endocrine neoplasia (tumors of hormone-producing glands, such as adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid tumors) with a focus in thyroid cancers and familial adrenal tumors. As co-director of UCSF's endocrine neoplasia program, she works with surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and other endocrinologists to care for her patients.

Perkins earned her medical degree at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Health and a fellowship in endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After completing her medical studies, she earned a master's degree in business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

Perkins has received numerous teaching awards and published many book chapters and articles on topics related to endocrine neoplasia.

  • Education

    Geisel School of Medicine, MD, 2003

  • Residencies

    VCU Health, Internal Medicine, 2006

  • Fellowships

    Vanderbilt University, Endocrinology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


I'm passionate about putting patients, their families and loved ones at the center of their care plans as they navigate through their treatment.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    120 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 01, 2023
    Dr Perkins always answers my question throughly and she never rushes our time
    Oct 27, 2023
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr. Perkins has been a superlative doctor whom I greatly trust.
    Sep 01, 2023
    Dr. Jennifer Perkins is a wonderful provider and the epitome of what a great physician should be!
    May 03, 2023
    Dr Perkins is very professional and caring
    Mar 10, 2023
    Dr. Perkins is respectful she listens and she explains everything clearly. I felt I was a part of the decision-making for my healthcare. She did not rush and gave me all the time I needed. She's wonderful.
    Feb 22, 2023
    Dr. Jennifer Perkins is an amazing doctor and is also so very kind considerate and caring. She is the absolute best!!!
    Dec 09, 2022
    I've been under Dr. Perkins's care for a while. She always answers my questions & explains it very well. Outside her office hour she also responds to "mychart" emails and test results very fast.
    Nov 30, 2022
    Very good experience.
    Oct 19, 2022
    Dr Perkins is amazing!
    Sep 23, 2022
    I really appreciated that she came prepared to the appt. She knew my history and was organized in progress through the issues.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr Perkins is great my outcome has been really good so far and I've always felt listened to
    Sep 17, 2022
    Smile! Make the patient comfortable. Give insights on the patient's expectations to the problem.
    Aug 31, 2022
    Dr Perkins shared the information in a very clear manor. She was patient and listened to me when I had questions. She also provided me with extra material to help make my decision and provided open communication with her.
    Jul 07, 2022
    It is that this doctor cares more than my excellent primary doctor
    Jun 03, 2022
    I will check-in with Dr. Perkins next year. I think that is an excellent plan.
    Apr 15, 2022
    I can not say enough how much I appreciate the great care this office has given me.
    Apr 06, 2022
    She was very knowledgeable about my condition. She passed on her knowledge to me in a way that was easy to understand
    Mar 02, 2022
    Dr. Perkins was really terrific- knowledgeable kind patient and extremely helpful. I look forward to being her permanent patient.