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Steve Perkins, M.D.


Dr. Perkins received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed his internship in internal medicine and surgery followed by his residency in internal medicine at Johannesburg Hospital. In 1983, he was a staff physician at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dallas and in 1984 was a senior resident in internal medicine at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.

In 1987, Dr. Perkins was a fellow in oncology/hematology at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and, in 1990, was an instructor at UT Southwestern Medical School in the Department of Internal Medicine. From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Perkins was the Director of the Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Zale-Lipshy Hospital in Dallas, and prior to joining Texas Oncology, was in private practice. Dr. Perkins has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals as well as presenting at national conferences.

Research Interest

Steve Perkins, M.D., treats the full spectrum of oncological diseases and his special area of interest is cancers of the head and neck.

Other Information

Dr. Perkins is married and has four children and enjoys spending his free time supporting their sporting and academic endeavors.

Accolades & Memberships

In 1987, Dr. Perkins was the recipient of the American Cancer Society's Career Development Award and in 1991 received a Research Grant from the American Heart Association.