Dr. Perkins provides clinical leadership for all Medical Management and Provider Network Development activities. In addition, he oversees UPMC Health Plan Community Health Initiatives. Current areas of focus for the Health Plan include payment reform, advancement of Patient-Centered Medical Home, a primary care practice transformation, and initiatives with UPMC as an integrated delivery and financing system.
Previously, Dr. Perkins served as Vice President of Medical Affairs for UPMC Health Plan. In that position, he provided strategic, clinical leadership, and medical oversight for the Health Plan’s medical management and line of business products. Prior to that role, Dr. Perkins served as Senior Medical Director of Commercial Business and WorkPartners’ suite of products.
Before joining the Health Plan in 2010, Dr. Perkins served for 12 years as Corporate Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, the largest Vermont-based health coverage carrier. His 30 years in the health care field also include 13 years as a family physician in South Charleston, W.Va.