Kathy Perko, MS FPCN PPCN CHPPN CPLC FPCN CPON®Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kathy Perko is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been a pediatric nurse for 37 years, a PNP for 27 years. She has spent the majority of her career in pediatric oncology, specifically caring for children with brain tumors. She is the founder of the Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care Program at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and was the director until her retirement in November 2020. Kathy is the Pediatric Track Director of the UW Palliative Care Certificate Program and continues to provide education and consultation in palliative care. She is national faculty for ELNEC, EPEC, and Vital Talk. She has a certificate in pediatric bioethics from Children's Mercy in Kansas City and in Palliative Care from the University of Washington.