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Allan F. Platt, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Community Advocate
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
1462 Clifton Road NE, Suite 280
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Allan Platt has served as co-founder and designer, of the scinfo.org since its inception in 1997. Allan co-authored a patient guide book on sickle cell disease and trait titled ‘Hope and Destiny’, a Patient and Parents guide to Sickle Cell Disease, which was distributed by Hilton Publishing in its fourth edition in 2016. He is also a co-author of Overcoming Pain, a guide regarding chronic pain, its causes, diagnoses, and treatments through modern, cutting-edge, and alternative medicines (published in September 2006); and author of Evidence Based Medicine for PDAs: A Guide for Practice Published by Bartlett and Jones March 2008. He is also the editor of the monthly sickle cell e-newsletter that reaches over 5,000 people worldwide that provides news and research on sickle cell.

Allan advocates for sickle cell patients by sharing and encouraging other sickle cell centers to update their sickle cell care models to a 24/7 facility center that provides episodes intervention as well as case management care.

Allan Platt graduated with a BS in Health Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977. He completed a BS in Medical Science from the Emory University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant program, and a Masters of Medical Science in Career Physician Assistant from Emory. From 1984 until 2004 he was Program Coordinator, and Physician Assistant at the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Grady Health System.


Representative Publications:

Treating sickle cell pain: an update from the Georgia comprehensive sickle cell center

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