Garrett Decker, D.O.

My wife, Samantha, and I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma with our four children: Grant, Clara, Maggie, and Geoffrey. When Geoffrey was only several weeks old, we began noticing his “clicks” throughout the day. We soon discovered that these were seizures and at 6 months of age, following genetic testing, Geoffrey was diagnosed with CDKL5 Disorder. Our journey has involved special diets, frequent long-distance doctor visits, lots of medication changes, therapy appointments, and preschool for children with special needs. Geoffrey has touched many lives all over the country and inspires those around him, including me.

I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2002 with a degree in Sociology. I attended medical school at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and completed my residency in Anesthesiology from the University of Kansas, Wichita in 2010. I am an Anesthesiologist at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the IFCR. I am inspired by all the strength and energy from the medical community, pharmaceutical companies, donors, researchers, and families. Together, we can improve the lives of those affected by CDKL5 Disorder as we search for a cure.