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Luke A. Perkocha, MD, MBA

Research and Clinical Interests

I am a native San Franciscan, who first ventured only slightly East across Bay waters to UC Berkeley, where I studied the molecular biology of DNA replication. Being somewhat braver a few years later, I went much further west across the Pacific to take a position in marine biology research in a laboratory on the island of Oahu. After first collaborating on projects with laboratories of the University of Hawaii Medical School, I eventually attended school there, earning my MD degree. I returned home to UC San Francisco to complete my residency in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Selected Publications

  • Patient Safety: On the Strategic and Marketing Radar Screen. Perkocha LA in Healthcare Marketing Advisor. February 2008.
  • Experts Discuss How Rising Costs and Tight Budgets May Affect Healthcare's Future. Perkocha LA, interviewed in Cor Healthcare Market Strategist. May - Aug 2003; volume 4; nos. 5-8.
  • Perkocha, LA. Secure Online Communication Edges Closer for Physicians. SCMA Journal. (July 2000) 49:7.
  • Perkocha LA. Melanoma Classification: Common and Unusual Variants; in Melanoma: State of the Art Reviews; ed. LeBoit PE; Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, PA (1994).
  • Berger TG, Perkocha LA. Bacillary Angiomatosis; in AIDS Clinical Reviews; ed. Volberding P, Jacobson MA; Marcel-Dekker, New York (1991).
  • Perkocha LA, Geaghan SM, Yen TSB, Nishimura SL, Chan SP, Garcia-Kennedy R, Honda G, Stoloff AC, Klein HZ, Goldman RL, VanMeter S, Ferrell LD, LeBoit PE: HIV-Associated Peliosis Hepatis: Clinical and Pathologic Features of an Unusual Opportunistic Bacillary Infection. New Engl J Med (1990) 323:1581.
  • Liu LF, Perkocha LA, Calendar R, Wang JC: Knotted DNA from Bacteriophage Capsids. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (1981) 78:5498.

Additional Information

Luke A. Perkocha, MD, MBA
  • HS Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Associate Director of Surgical Pathology
  • Pathology

Specialty Area


Contact Information

  • 1600 Divisadero Street, Room B221
  • Box 1785
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Mt. Zion
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