Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS

Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4222

Fax 513-636-3980


Clinical Interests

Movement disorders; Tourette's syndrome; Sydenham's chorea; kernicterus; dystonia; ataxia; clinical research; transcranial magnetic stimulation

Research Interests

Clinical trials in Tourette's syndrome and associated ADHD; epidemiology of Tourette's syndrome and PANDAS; clinical effectiveness of multi-drug treatments in Tourette's syndrome; transcranial magnetic stimulation in Tourette's syndrome and pediatric movement disorders; functional neurosurgery for pediatric dystonia

Visit the Gilbert-Wu Lab.

Donald Gilbert, MD, earned his Bachelor of Arts at Princeton University, where he majored in philosophy. He subsequently earned his MD at the University of Michigan and spent a year at the National Institutes of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar. Dr. Gilbert did his pediatrics and neurology training at John Hopkins in Baltimore and is board certified in neurology with special competence in child neurology. Dr. Gilbert has an MS in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan.

At Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Gilbert directs the Movement Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome Clinics, which specialize in evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of tics, chorea, tremor, dystonia, stereotypies, ataxia, and other movement disorders. Dr. Gilbert directs or participates in a number of single and multi-center studies into causes and treatments of Tourette's Syndrome. Dr. Gilbert directs the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's.

BA: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1987.

MD: University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993.

MS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003.

Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1995.

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1995.

Certification: Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, 2010. Board eligible in Pediatrics.

Appointment: Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology.

Ridel KR, Gilbert DL. Child neurology: past, present, and future: part 3: the future. Neurology. 2010 Oct 12;75(15):e62-4.

Wu SW, Harris E, Gilbert DL. Tic suppression: the medical model. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2010 Aug;20(4):263-76.

Dalal P, Leslie ND, Lindor NM, Gilbert DL, Espay AJ. Motor tics, stereotypies, and self-flagellation in primrose syndrome. Neurology. 2010 Jul 20;75(3):284-6.

Ridel KR, Lipps TD, Gilbert DL. The prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders in Sydenham's chorea. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Apr;42(4):243-8.

Hopkins SE, Somoza A, Gilbert DL. Rare autosomal dominant POLG1 mutation in a family with metabolic strokes, posterior column spinal degeneration, and multi-endocrine disease. J Child Neurol. 2010 Jun;25(6):752-6.

Degrauw RS, Li JZ, Gilbert DL. Body mass index changes and chronic neuroleptic drug treatment for Tourette syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Sep;41(3):183-6.

Gilbert DL. Acute and chronic chorea in childhood. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Jun;16(2):71-6. Review.

Wong B, Gilbert DL, Walker WL, Liao IH, Lit L, Stamova B, Jickling G, Apperson M, Sharp FR. Gene expression in blood of subjects with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Neurogenetics. 2009 Apr;10(2):117-25.

Gilbert DL, Leslie EJ, Keddache M, Leslie ND. A novel hereditary spastic paraplegia with dystonia linked to chromosome 2q24-2q31. Mov Disord. 2009 Feb 15;24(3):364-70.

Gilbert DL. Drug-induced movement disorders in children. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Oct;1142:72-84. Review.