M. Scott Perry

M. Scott Perry is the Head of Neurosciences and Director of the Genetic Epilepsy Clinic at the Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX. He completed his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and general pediatrics and child neurology training at Emory University before completing Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests include the use of epilepsy surgery for the treatment of intractable childhood epilepsy and the evaluation and treatment of genetic epilepsy syndromes.

He founded the Surgery Special Interest Group of PERC in 2017 and is principal investigator for the Epilepsy Surgery Database – a collaboration of over 20 US pediatric epilepsy centers collecting data on all children evaluated for epilepsy surgery. With over 2000 patients enrolled, this project continues to contribute practice-changing research related to pediatric epilepsy surgery.

In addition to his role at PERC, he serves on the Child Neurology Foundation Board of Directors, Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board, and the boards of several patient advocacy groups including the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, Lennox Gastaut Foundation and Brain Recovery Project.