A photo of Debra Perkins.

APP Program Lead, Division of Neonatology

Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Nurse Practitioner, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Center

513-460-2144

"I love to involve families in their child’s care. I strive to provide information that empowers families to advocate for their children."

About Me

Biography

During nursing school, I spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and knew I wanted to focus on newborn babies. As a neonatal nurse practitioner, I love to involve families in their child’s care. I strive to provide information that empowers families to advocate for their children.

At Cincinnati Children’s we provide high-level neonatal care. Our evidence-based practices assure children achieve the best outcomes. I specialize in caring for children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. I also serve on the NICU leadership team as an advanced practice provider program lead.

I’m honored to work at a hospital that is consistently ranked among the Top 10 in the nation for neonatal care.

When I’m not at work, I’m learning to play golf. I also love to travel.

Clinical Divisions

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD

My Education

BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1987. 

MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.