Jennifer Perkins


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

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


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