Alan Percy, MD

Alan Percy, MD


Alan Percy, MD, a pediatric neurologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), attended medical school at Stanford, training in Pediatrics there and in Child Neurology at Johns Hopkins.  In 1983, he was one of three physicians to recognize Rett syndrome (RTT) in this country.  Thereafter, he pursued clinical and laboratory studies in RTT, encouraged Huda Zoghbi to conduct studies leading to identification of MECP2 mutations, and established centers at Baylor and UAB where he was principal investigator of the RTT and RTT-related disorders Natural History Study (NHS) that enrolled more than 1700 participants.  He has authored over 150 publications on RTT while continuing to seek effective treatment for this unique neurodevelopmental disorder.