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The Dystonia and Surgical Movement Disorders Clinic at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.
Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic 513-636-4222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Movement disorders; Tourette's syndrome; Sydenham's chorea; kernicterus; dystonia; ataxia; clinical research; transcranial magnetic stimulation
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.
Pediatrics, Child Neurology Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1998.
Certification: Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, 2010; Board eligible in Pediatrics.
Appointment: Professor of Pediatric Neurology.
Hong YH, Wu SW, Pedapati EV, Horn PS, Huddleston DA, Laue CS, Gilbert DL. Safety and Tolerability of Theta Burst Stimulation versus Single and Paired Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Comparative Study of 164 Pediatric Subjects. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2015. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00029
Dietrich A, Fernandez TV, King RA, State MW, Tischfield JA, Hoekstra PJ, Heiman GA, and the TIC Genetics Collaborative Group. The Tourette International Collaborative Genetics (TIC Genetics) study, finding the genes causing Tourette Syndrome: objectives and methods. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s00787-014-0543-x
Gilbert DL, Budman CL, Singer HS, Kurlan R, Chipkin RE. A D1 Receptor Antagonist, Ecopipam, for treatment of tics in Tourette Syndrome. Clinical Neuropharmacology, 2014. 37:26-30.
Chen TH, Wu SW, Dixon S, Shahana N, Huddleston DA, Sarvis AR, Sallee FR, Gilbert DL. Motor Cortex Physiology and Stop Signal Reaction Times as Predictors and Correlates of Atomoxetine Responses in Children with ADHD. Journal of Child Neurology, 2014. 29:1672-9. DOI: 10.1177/0883073813513333.
Wu SW, Maloney T, Gilbert DL, Dixon SG, Horn PS, Huddleston DA, Eaton K, Vannest J. Functional MRI-navigated Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Supplementary Motor Area in Chronic Tic Disorders. Brain Stimulation. 2014. 7: 212-218.
Gilbert DL, Patterson MC, Pugh JA, Ridel KR, Reynolds TQ, Valencia I. Views of Recently First-Certified US Child Neurologists on Their Residency Training. Journal of Child Neurology, 2013. 28 (3): 332-339. doi 10.1177/0883073812473644.
Wu SW, Shahana N, Huddleston DA, Gilbert DL. Effects of 30 Hz Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on the primary motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2012; 208: 161-164.
Wu SW, Gilbert DL, Shahan N, Huddleston DA, Mostofsky SH. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Measures in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pediatric Neurology, 2012; 47: 177-185. Doi: 10.1016/j.pediatricneurol.2012.06.0003.
Wu SW, Shahana N, Huddleston DA, Lewis AN, Gilbert DL. Safety and Tolerability of Theta Burst Stimulation in Children. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2012, 54 (7): 636-639. Doi: 10.111/j.1469-8749.2012.04300.x.
Edden RAE, Crocetti D, Zhu H, Gilbert DL, Mostofsky SH. Reduced GABA concentration in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2012; 69: 750-753. PMID: 22752239.
Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery 513-636-4726 email@example.com
Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery
Disorders of the brain and spine; brain and spine tumors; spinal deformity; chiari malformation; hydrocephalus; movement disorders; endovascular/ interventional neuroradiology; neuroendoscopy; neurostimulation
Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center after completing his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and neurosurgical residency at Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine. While at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ, he acquired additional training in open cerebrovascular surgery and endovascular surgery for specialized training in the care of vascular disorders of the brain and spine.
Dr. Vadivelu’s interest, specialized training and research background in the role of inflammation in neurogenesis and stem cells, make him uniquely qualified to lead our division in its collaborative efforts with the division of interventional neuroradiology for the treatment of children with vascular disorders of the brain and spine.
In addition, Dr. Vadivelu brings expertise in spinal diseases, brain and spinal cord tumors, neuroendoscopy and neurostimulation.
DO: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA.
Residency: Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY.
Fellowship: Interventional Neuroradiology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY; Cerebrovascular Surgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY; Pediatric Neurosurgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Vadivelu S, Willsey M, Curry D, McDonald JW. Potential role of stem cells for neuropathic pain disorders. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Sep;35(3):E11.
Desai S, Vadivelu S, Patel A, Jea A. Isolated Cervical Spinal Canal Stenosis in the Pediatric Population and in Williams Syndrome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Jun; 18(6):558-63.
Patel A, Vadivelu S, Desai S, Jea A. Congenital Hypoplasia or Aplasia of the Lumbosacral Pedicle as an Unusual Cause for Spondylolisthesis in the Pediatric Age Group. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 11(6):717-21.
Vadivelu S, Effendi S, Starke J, Luerssen T, Jea A. Neurological management in tuberculous meningitis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Jul 10.
Vadivelu S, Kelley RI, Edelman M, Schneider S, Mittler M. Choroid plexus papilloma and Pierpont syndrome. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 11(2):115-8.
Vadivelu S, Xin X, Loven T, Restrepo G, Chalif DJ, and Setton A. Iatrogenic dural AVF and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 May;32(5):E1.
Vadivelu S, Bolognese P, Milhorat T, Mogilner AY. Occipital nerve stimulation for refractory headache in the chiari malformation population. Neurosurgery. 2012 70(6):1430-7.
Vadivelu S, Bell RS, Crandall B, DeGraba T, Armonda RA. (2010) Delayed detection of carotid-cavernous fistulas associated with wartime blast-induced craniofacial trauma. Neurosurg Focus. 28(5), E6.
Vadivelu S, Tomlinson K, Valles J, Hundert M, Bagdonas R, Eisenberg M. Acute anti-emetic withdrawal associated with a hemorrhagic cerebellar arteriovenous malformation. J Clin Neurosci. 2010 17(8), 1061-3.
Vadivelu S, Sharer L, Schulder M. Regression of Multiple Intracranial Meningioma after Cessation of long term progesterone agonist therapy. J Neurosurg. 2010 May;112(5):920-4.
Steve W. Wu, MD Medical Director, Dystonia Clinic 513-636-4222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Director, Dystonia Clinic
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric neurology with specialty in pediatric movement disorder; botulinum toxin (Botox) injection for dystonia, spasticity, tics; deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Dr. Steve Wu is a pediatric neurologist with interests in children with movement disorders. Drs. Wu, Gilbert (Neurology) and Vadivelu (Neurosurgery) also work together in the Dystonia/Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic to care for children/adolescents with dystonia and complex movement disorders.
Dr. Wu’s research interest focuses on movement disorders and neuroplasticity of the brain. Dr. Wu collaborates with Dr. Donald Gilbert in the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
BA: University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1997.
MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2003.
Residency: Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2008.
Fellowship: Pediatric Movement Disorders, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2009.
Pedapati EV, Gilbert DL, Horn PS, Huddleston DA, Laue CS, Shahana N, Wu SW. Effect of 30 Hz Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on the Primary Motor Cortex in Children and Adolescents. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015;9:91.
Wu SW, Gilbert DL. Measuring neuroplasticity in children using brain stimulation (Commentary). Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015.
Hong YH, Wu SW, Pedapati EV, Horn PS, Huddleston DA, Laue CS, Gilbert DL. Safety and Tolerability of Theta Burst Stimulation versus Single and Paired Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Comparative Study of 165 Pediatric Subjects. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015.
Chen TH, Wu SW, Dixon S, Shahana N, Huddleston DA, Sarvis AR, Sallee FR, Gilbert DL. Reduced short interval cortical inhibition correlates with atomoxetine response in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). J Child Neurol. 2014;29:1672-9.
Wu SW, Maloney T, Gilbert DL, Dixon SG, Horn PS, Huddleston DA, Eaton K, Vannest J. Functional MRI-navigated Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation over Supplementary Motor Area in Chronic Tic Disorders. Brain Stimulation. 2014;7(2):212–218.
Hedera P, Xiao J, Puschmann A, Momčilović D, Wu SW, LeDoux MS. Novel PRRT2 mutation in an African-American family with paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia. BMC Neurology. 2012;12:93.
Klotz J, Johnson M, Wu SW, Isaacs KM, Gilbert DL. Relationship between Reaction Time Variability and Motor Skill Development in ADHD. Child Neuropsychology. 2012;18:576-585.
Wu SW, Gilbert DL, Shahana N, Huddleston DA, Mostofsky SH. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Measures in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pediatric Neurology. 2012;47:177-185.
Wu SW, Shahana N, Huddleston DA, Gilbert DL. Effects of 30 Hz Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on the Primary Motor Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2012;208:161-164.
Wu SW, Shahana N, Huddleston DA, Lewis AN, Gilbert DL. Safety and Tolerability of Theta-Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Children. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2012;54:636-639.
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