Primary Department Affiliation: Pediatrics and Neurology
Primary Research Area: Neurodegeneration and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Alan K. Percy, M.D., Professor of Pediatric Neurology, joined the UAB School of Medicine faculty from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1992 as Director of Sparks Clinics and Director of Pediatric Neurology. Prior to leaving Baylor, Dr. Percy was Director of the Rett Center, NICHD-funded interdisciplinary project, devoted to research and care of females with Rett Syndrome (RS). Dr. Percy is an internationally known researcher on RS and presently directs the UAB Sparks Clinics Rett Syndrome Research program.
To learn more about Dr. Percy's work with Rett syndrome please click here for an informative article on the UAB Health System web site.
Dr. Percy has more than 30 years of experience in neurodevelopmental and related disorders and is recognized nationally and internationally for his achievements in this field. Dr. Percy has occupied prominent leadership positions in academic neurological societies.
Since 1998, Dr. Percy has served as Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Neurology and is actively involved in many national and international pediatric and neurology societies. Dr. Percy is also active in many areas of research including the UAB Mental Retardation Research Center (MRRC), where he serves as an MRRC Scientist.
Dr. Percy was recently named one of America's Best Doctors on the www.bestdoctors.com web site. Only 4% of America's doctors are recognized in these listings based on surveys sent to leading specialists around the world.