DR Dru perkins

DR Dru perkins



University of Minnesota

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, class of 2022

Université de Montréal

  • DMD, class of 2018

McGill University

  • Bsc. Honours Anatomy and Cell Biology, graduated with distinction, class of 2013
  • Principal’s Student-Athlete Academic Honour Roll (2011-2012 and 2012-2013)

Collège André-Grasset

  • DEC Health Sciences, class of 2010

Work Experience

Spécialistes Dentaires des Laurentides August 2022 – Present St-Jérome, Quebec

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Center May 2013 – Sept. 2016 Montreal, Quebec

  • Research Assistant in Dr. Peter Siegel’s laboratory
  • Studied processes by which cancer cells colonize and adapt to their metastatic site in the context of breast and prostate cancer
  • Acquired skills: molecular cloning, PCR, RT-qPCR, ELISA, Western blot analysis, cell culture, in vivo experimentation (mouse handling, injection, imaging, dissection, genotyping)

McGill University Sept. 2012 – May. 2013

Montreal. Quebec

  • Teaching Assistant in the human anatomy laboratory
  • Anat 214: Systemic Anatomy, Anat 316: Limbs and Back Anatomy

Clinique OVO Summer 2011

Montreal. Quebec

  • Coordination Assistant in a fertility clinic
  • Worked alongside nurses and gynecologists to schedule patients and ensure charts were up to date

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center Sept. 2012 – May. 2013 Montreal. Quebec

  • Research Assistant for Dr. Thao Huynh, cardiology
  • Assisted nurses with patient visits, clerical functions, and processed blood and urine samples from study participants

Community Involvement

Jeunes de la rue and REZO Sept. 2015 – Aug. 2016 Montreal, Quebec

  • Provided pro bono dental care to the less fortunate and members of the LGBT community

Habitat for Humanity Aug. 2012 – May 2013

Montreal, Quebec

  • Team member on projects to renovate rundown duplexes that are later given to low-income families

MEDLIFE May 2012

Tena, Ecuador

  • Assisted doctors, dentists, and pharmacists run mobile clinics for families in rural areas without adequate access to medical care.

Sporting Clubs

McGill University Rowing Club Jan. 2011 – May 2013

  • Varsity rower

Côte-des-Neiges Water Polo Club Sept. 2006 – June 2010

  • Provincial level water polo player


AAOMS 2020 – Perkins, D., Swift, J. Q., & Appugounder, S. (2020). Odontogenic Carcinoma with Dentinoid: A Primary Intraosseous Malignancy. (Poster)

AsMA 2021 – McGowan, S., Perkins, D., Leet J., … Logue, C. (2021). Hyperbaric oxygen as adjunctive therapeutic in management of severe odontogenic fascial space infections: Case report and treatment protocol. (Presentation)


Maric, G., Annis, M.G., MacDonald, P.A., Russo, C., Perkins, D,, … Siegel, P.M (2019). GPNMB augments Wnt-1 mediated breast tumor initiation and growth by enhancing PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway signaling and β-catenin activity. Oncogene 38, 5294–5307

Dankner, M., Ouellet, V., Communal, L., Schmitt, E., Perkins, D., Annis, M. G., … Siegel, P. M. (2019). CCN3/Nephroblastoma Overexpressed Is a Functional Mediator of Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis That Is Associated with Poor Patient Prognosis. The American Journal of Pathology, 189(7), 1451–1461.

Perkins, D., Stiharu, T., Swift, J., Dao, T. and Mainville, G. (2018). Intraosseous Schwannoma of the Jaws: An Updated Review of the Literature and Report of 2 New Cases Affecting the Mandible. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 76(6), pp.1226-1247.

Maric, G., Annis M. G., Dong Z., Rose A. A., Ng S., Perkins D., MacDonald P. A., Ouellet V., Russo C., and Siegel P.M. (2015). Gpnmb Cooperates with Neuropilin-1 to Promote Mammary Tumor Growth and Engages Integrin Alpha5beta1 for Efficient Breast Cancer Metastasis. Oncogene 34, no. 43 5494-504.