Dr. Fred Perkins came to Arkansas Children’s and UAMS from the University of Texas Dell Medical School and Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, where he served as leader of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and medical director of the magnetoencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation (MEG/TMS) laboratory.
Dr. Perkins received his medical degree and interned in pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon before completing his residency in pediatric neurology and his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of Texas in Houston.
From 2005 through 2012, Dr. Perkins served as an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics/Division of Child Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis and the Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. He was also an allied member in the Neurology Division of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Dr. Perkins was recruited to Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin in 2013. He served in a number of leadership posts, including Interim Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program from 2017 until his recruitment to Arkansas.
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