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Genetic epilepsy clinic

Genetic epilepsy patient with Dr. PerryThe Genetic epilepsy clinic helps children who suffer from epilepsies caused by genetic mutations.

Common genetic mutations include those associated with:

Our clinic

This clinic is staffed by pediatric epileptologist M. Scott Perry, M.D., and a metabolic geneticist, Alice Basinger, M.D. Our team can review the child’s history, establish a diagnosis, recommend additional evaluation, implement treatments and provide genetic counseling.

Cook Children's Genetic Epilepsy Clinic is recognized as one of 18 "Medical Centers of Expertise" by, an organization dedicated to the cure and treatment of Dravet Syndrome.

Meet our team

M. Scott Perry, M.D.

M. Scott Perry, M.D.

Medical Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic

I joined the Neuroscience Program of Cook Children's in 2009 as a pediatric epileptologist, and now serve as the Medical Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex clinic. My clinical and research interests focus on the treatment of childhood onset epilepsy, specifically those patients with uncontrolled epilepsy or those for which the cause has not been determined. I have an intense interest in the use of surgical therapies to treat and cure epilepsy. View physician biography.

Alice Basinger, M.D.

Alice Basinger, M.D.

View physician biography.

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