Alex Fay


Pediatric neurologist
Pediatric neuromuscular specialist
Neuromuscular gene explorer and audiobook enthusiast

Dr. Alex Fay is a pediatric neurologist with special training in neuromuscular diseases, including such disorders as muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and myasthenia gravis. He collaborates with specialists in other disciplines to provide comprehensive care, with the goal of helping children with these disorders stay healthy and achieve their best.

In research, Fay investigates the genetics of childhood-onset neuromuscular disorders.

A Bay Area native, Fay earned a doctoral degree in biophysics and his medical degree from UCSF. He completed a residency in pediatric neurology and a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Fay is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society. In 2016, he received a Child Neurologist Career Development K-12 Award from the National Institutes of Health.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2010

    UCSF, PhD, Biophysics, 2010

  • Residencies

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Pediatric Neurology, 2015

  • Fellowships

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Neuromuscular Medicine, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

My goal is to reach as precise a diagnosis as possible, so that each child can receive the best current and emerging treatments.

Clinics I work with (4)


Cerebral Palsy & Movement Disorders Center

Cerebral Palsy & Movement Disorders Center

Oakland / San Francisco

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Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center

Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek / San Ramon


Neurology Program

Neurology Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Fremont / Greenbrae / Pleasanton /...


Neuromuscular Program

Neuromuscular Program

San Francisco / Oakland

Where I see patients (6)

    Tender wagging care

    Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

    Visit Child Life services