Dr. Perkins, MD, PhD, is chief medical officer (CMO) and director of laboratories at ARUP and a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Perkins has been with ARUP and the University of Utah for 22 years; during this time, she has served in numerous leadership roles, including director of hematopathology, interim department chair, and, for the past three years, member of the ARUP Laboratories' executive management team. She is a tenured professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, is board certified in anatomic pathology, and holds a special qualification in hematology. She received her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Miami, and earned her MD and completed her pathology residency at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her hematopathology fellowship under Dr. Carl Kjeldsberg at the University of Utah.