Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder Clinic

  • Meet the Team

    The Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder 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.

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    Faculty

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    Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS
    Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic

    513-636-4222

    donald.gilbert@cchmc.org

    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

    Email: donald.gilbert@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    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

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    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Steve W. Wu, MD

    513-636-4222

    Steve W. Wu, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

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    Specialties

    Neuroplasticity; movement disorders; transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation lab

    Visit the Gilbert-Wu Lab.

    Biography

    Dr. Steve Wu is a pediatric neurologist with interests in children with movement disorders. His 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.

    Education and Training

    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, Cincinnnati OH, 2008-2009.

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    Staff

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    Tara D. Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    tara.lipps@cchmc.org

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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

    Email: tara.lipps@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

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

    Research

    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

    Biography

    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.

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    Affiliates

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    Elana Harris, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

    Phone: 513-636-2100

    Email: elana.harris@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Conditions: anxiety disorders; obsessive compulsive disorder; Tourette syndrome; trichotillomania

    Treatment modalities: habit reversal therapy; pharmacotherapy

    Education and Training

    MD: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

    PhD: Neural and Behavioral Science; State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

    Internship: Pediatrics, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.

    Residency: Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    Publications

    Grants

    The Frequency of Oscillations in OCD. Principal Investigator. International OCD Foundation.