Dr. Perkins is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes and is fellowship trained in minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. His background and experience are unique and offers solutions and options that are unparalleled. His father is a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Coaches Hall of Fame and is one of very few to be honored for 50 years of coaching experience. His father’s influence helped Dr. Perkins, and many of his siblings receive college scholarships for athletics in baseball and football. While at Oakland University, Dr. Perkins achieved All-State, All-Region, and 1st Team Academic All-American Honors and is one of the baseball teams first recipients of Oakland Universities “Outstanding Alumnus” Award. Dr. Perkins now has six children of his own, all of whom are decorated club (gymnastic/competitive dance) and varsity level athletes. This background offers a viewpoint few physicians can provide, that of a board certified/ fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, elite-level athlete, coach and parent. He uses this expertise to advise any person seeking to enjoy an active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
After receiving his degree from Oakland University, Dr. Perkins attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and orthopedic residency through MSU at McLaren Regional Medical Center-Macomb. He then added an extra year of sub-specialty training at Michigan State University in advanced arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. During this time, he was a team physician for the Spartans Athletics as well as many local high school teams, the Chicago Cubs organization minor league baseball team “Lansing Lug-nuts” and the Capital Centre Pride of the North American Junior hockey league.
Dr. Perkins continues to pursue the highest level of academic education. He is a “fellow” of the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, Assistant Clinical Professor at MSU-COM college of surgical specialties, former orthopedic residency director at McLaren Regional Medical Center-Macomb, and immediate past president of the Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Perkins continues to provide clinical and operative education to students, interns, and residents of MSU-COM. He has published research articles in the field of advanced arthroscopic shoulder and knee ligament reconstruction as well as minimally invasive partial knee replacement.
Dr. Perkins has practiced in the Macomb and Oakland County area his entire career and is happy to call it home. He is committed to serving the community and volunteers his time to over 20 local high school sport/travel and club teams. He has also treated and consulted with athletes from MSU, Oakland University, Wayne State, Oakland Community College, and Macomb Community College, Grand Valley State, Saginaw Valley State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University.