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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.
Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery 513-636-4726 firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery
Ellen Air, MD, PhD, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in September 2011. After earning her doctorate and medical degrees at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she completed her residency in neurosurgery with the UC Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Air continued her training with a fellowship in neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy, movement disorders, and pain at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Air specializes in the use of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of dystonia, a disabling movement disorder which often presents in childhood. She brings particular expertise in the use of real-time magnetic resonance imaging to guide deep brain stimulator placement. This approach allows for highly accurate placement with improved patient comfort. In addition, Dr. Air treats a variety of chronic intractable pain syndromes using spinal cord stimulation which delivers electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals traveling to the brain.
In addition to seeing patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Air is in private practice with Mayfield Clinic. She also serves as assistant professor of neurosurgery and director of the Division of Epilepsy at UC, and is a member of the UC Epilepsy Center and the UC Neuroscience Institute.
Dr. Air's professional memberships include the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Women in Neurosurgery, and the American Medical Association. She is board-eligible with the American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS).
Air EL, Ostrem JL, Sanger TD, Starr PA. Deep brain stimulation in children: experience and technical pearls. J Neurosurg. 2011.
Air EL, Vagal AA, Kendler A, McPherson CM. Isolated cerebellar mucormycosis, slowly progressive over 1 year in an immunocompetent patient. Surg Neurol Int. 2010 Dec 13;1:81. Air EL, Yuan W, Holland SK, Jones BV, Bierbrauer K, Altaye M, Mangano FT. Longitudinal comparison of pre- and postoperative diffusion tensor imaging parameters in young children with hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Apr;5(4):385-91. Yuan W, Mangano FT, Air EL, Holland SK, Jones BV, Altaye M, Bierbrauer K. Anisotropic diffusion properties in infants with hydrocephalus: a diffusion tensor imaging study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Oct;30(9):1792-8. Air EL, Leach JL, Warnick RE, McPherson CM. Comparing the risks of frameless stereotactic biopsy in eloquent and noneloquent regions of the brain: a retrospective review of 284 cases. J Neurosurg. 2009 Oct;111(4):820-4. Kissela B, Lindsell CJ, Kleindorfer D, Alwell K, Moomaw CJ, Woo D, Flaherty ML, Air E, Broderick J, Tsevat J. Clinical prediction of functional outcome after ischemic stroke: the surprising importance of periventricular white matter disease and race. Stroke. 2009 Feb;40(2):530-6. Air EL, Ghomri YM, Tyagi R, Grande AW, Crone K, Mangano FT. Management of vagal nerve stimulator infections: do they need to be removed? J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Jan;3(1):73-8.
Air EL and Barbaro NM. Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Epilepsy. In Quinones A (Ed), Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and Results. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2011.Air EL, Abruzzo TA, Ringer AJ. Embolization of epistaxis. In Connolly ES, McKhann GM, Huang J, Choudhri TF, Komotar RJ, and Mocco J (Eds), Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme, 2010.
Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic 513-636-4222 email@example.com
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.
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.
Steve W. Wu, MD 513-636-4222
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.
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.
Burrow TA, Sun Y, Prada CE, Bailey L, Zhang W, Brewer A, Wu SW, Setchell K, Witte D, Cohen MB, Grabowski GA. CNS, Lung, and Lymph Node involvement in Gaucher disease type 3 after 11 years therapy: Clinical, Histopathological, and Biochemical Findings. Mol Genet Metab. 2014.
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, Momcilovic 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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