About Dr. Perkins

Hi, I’m Ifeoma Perkins.

Ifeoma U. Perkins is a physician and assistant professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Perkins is a fellow of the American Board of Pathology (ABP), double board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as dermatopathology. She completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Emory University School of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed a 2-year dermatopathology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. She currently specializes in dermatopathology, the medical discipline in pathology and dermatology devoted to diagnosing and characterizing disorders of the skin. Her clinical practice consists of outpatient and inpatient clinical dermatopathology and frozen section surgical pathology. When she is not signing out cases, she enjoys teaching and mentoring pathology and dermatology residents as well as medical students. Her clinical academic interests are still diverse including cutaneous oncology and inflammatory disorders of the skin.

Dr. Perkins is also interested in medical ethics as it pertains to medical education and clinical practice, particularly for providers like pathologists in the role of indirect patient care. She has written several articles for medical journals on topics related to ethical dilemmas in pathology in the reporting of medical error, pathology trainee ethics education, and dermatopathology practice. Currently, she serves as a faculty representative on the Pathology Professionalism Committee, a committee that works closely with University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Alliance for Professionalism which focuses on improving professionalism education within the university. She is also an active member of the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) where she currently serves as the vice chair of the ethics committee.

When she is not working, Dr. Perkins enjoys cooking, reading, creative writing, and running. She is happily married to her husband Tim, and they have a lovely infant daughter.

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