General: Adult Neurology; Sleep Medicine
- Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy
- Residency: Duke University
- Fellowship: Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine, Duke University
Locations: 1540 Sunday Drive, Raleigh NC 27607 | (919)782-3456
Medical Director, Sleep Medicine Program at Raleigh Neurology Associates
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Dr. Perkins was born in State College, Pennsylvania and grew up in rural Indiana. He received a BS in biology in 1985 from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, and an MD from the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) in 1991. While at NEOUCOM, in conjunction with Kent State University, he also completed a PhD in neurobiology, studying the electrophysiologic and pharmacologic mechanisms of learning and memory. After an internship at Akron City Hospital, he completed a residency in neurology as well as a fellowship in epilepsy and sleep medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Perkins is board-certified in neurology and doubly board-certified in Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, subspecialty in sleep medicine. Dr. Perkins joined Raleigh Neurology in 1997, where he developed and now directs the Sleep Medicine Program, which has the distinction of having been nationally accredited since 2002. Dr. Perkins is actively involved in the clinical research of sleep disorders and epilepsy and enjoys opportunities to lecture on sleep-related topics and publish his research.