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Tara D. Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

Nurse Practitioner, Movement Disorders and Tourette Syndrome Clinic

Phone: 513-636-4222


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Movement disorders and Tourette syndrome; general neurology; headaches; epilepsy


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


Tara Lipps has worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Neurology for 13 years in the Movement Disorders and Tourette Syndrome Clinic in various roles. She worked as a clinical and research nurse for three years initially, and she has worked as a nurse practitioner and researcher for the past 10 years. She provides clinical care for a large population of patients in the clinic and has additional training and experience in comprehensive behavioral therapy for tics (CBIT).

In addition, she works as a nurse practitioner in general neurology clinics and manages the care of patients with a variety of complex neurological conditions.

Education and Training

MSN, CFNP: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

RN, BSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

Certification: CFNP (Certified Family Nurse Practitioner), AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners), 2004.