Stamford, Conn. – Dec. 13, 2018 – Dr. Ari Perkins has been named medical director of the Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic of Norwalk. In his new role, Dr. Perkins will provide guidance on clinic policies and procedures, support volunteer recruitment and serve as an advocate within the community.
“Dr. Perkins has served as one of our most dedicated volunteer physicians since 2015,” said Americares Free Clinic Executive Director Karen Gottlieb. “We are thrilled for him to take on a leadership role and continue to provide quality health care for the uninsured in Norwalk.”
Dr. Ari Perkins treats a patient at the Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic of Norwalk. Photo by Karly Kolaja/Americares.
Dr. Perkins, a Larchmont, N.Y., resident, currently works as an attending emergency physician at Norwalk Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and graduated from Upstate Medical Center at the Syracuse School of Medicine. Dr. Perkins completed his residency at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and holds an MBA from the George Washington University. He is a member of Americares Leadership Council and was the top fundraiser for Americares at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon.
“Working as a volunteer physician has given me the opportunity to see firsthand the vital work that Americares does for its patient population. It’s been a very gratifying experience, and I am looking forward to continuing this important work as medical director,” said Dr. Perkins. “At a time of great need, Americares Free Clinics provide outstanding care for our community. I’m very proud to accept this new role with the organization.”
The Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic provides quality primary care services to more than 700 low-income, uninsured patients every year. Patients receive comprehensive health services including lab work and diagnostic testing at no cost.
Americares operates the largest free clinic network in the state, serving 3,000 low-income, uninsured Fairfield County residents. In addition to Norwalk, Americares has clinics in Danbury, Bridgeport and Stamford.