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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.
Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic
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
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 CCHMC.
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.
Steve W. Wu, MD
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Neuroplasticity; movement disorders; transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation lab
Lehman LL, Gilbert DL, Leach JL, Wu SW, Standridge SM. Vertebral Artery Dissection Leading to Stroke Caused by Violent Neck Tics of Tourette Syndrome. Neurology. 2011.
Wu SW, Gilbert DL. Altered neurophysiologic response to intermittent theta burst stimulation in Tourette Syndrome. Brain Stimulation. 2011.
Szaflarski J, Vannest J, Wu SW, DiFrancesco M, Banks C, Gilbert DL. Excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation induces improvements in chronic post-stroke aphasia. Med Sci Monit. 2011 Feb;17(3):132-139.
Wu SW, Harris E, Gilbert DL. Tic suppression: the medical model. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2010 Aug;20(4):263-276.
Harris E, Wu SW. Children with tic disorders: How to match treatment with symptoms. Current Psychiatry. 2010;9:29-36.
Wu SW, Graham B, Gelfand MJ, Gruppo RE, Dinopolous A, Gilbert DL. Clinical and positron emission tomography findings of chorea associated with primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Mov Disord. 2007 Sep;22(12):1813-1815.
Wu SW, Gilbert DL, Phillips T. Retrospective analysis of electroencephalograms in neonates suspected of having seizures. J Child Neurol. 2007;22:669-670.
Tara D. Lipps, RN, MSN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology
Nurse Practitioner, Movement Disorders and Tourette Syndrome Clinic
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.
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.
Ridel, Keith R, Lipps, Tara D, Gilbert, Donald L. The Prevalence of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Sydenham's Chorea. Pediatric Neurology. 2009.
Gilbert DL, Zhang J, Lipps TD, Natarajan N, Brandyberry J, Wang Z, Sallee FR, Wassermann EM. Atomoxetine Treatment of ADHD in Tourette Syndrome: Reduction in Motor Cortex Inhibition Correlates with Clinical Improvement. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2007; 118:1835-1841.
Gilbert DL, Wang Z, Sallee FR, Ridel KR, Merhar S, Zhang J, Lipps TD, White C, Badreldin N, Wassermann EM. Dopamine transporter genotype influences the physiological response to medication in ADHD. Brain. 2006; 129:2038-2046.
Gilbert DL, Ridel KR, Sallee FR, Zhang J, Lipps T, Wassermann E. Comparison of the inhibitory and excitatory effects of ADHD medications methylphenidate and atomoxetine on motor cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2006;31:442-449.
Gilbert DL, Lipps TD. Tourette Syndrome. Current Treatment Options in Neurology. 2005;7:211-219.
Gilbert DL, Sallee FR, Zhang J, Lipps T, Wassermann EM. TMS-evoked cortical inhibition, a consistent marker of ADHD scores in Tourette Syndrome. Biological Psychiatry. 2005.
Gilbert DL, Bansal AS, Sethuraman G, Huff T, Zhang J, Sallee FR, Wassermann EM. Association of Cortical Disinhibition with tic, ADHD, and OCD Severity in Tourette Syndrome. Movement Disorders. 2004;19:416-425.
Gilbert DL, Garvey M, Bansal AS, Huff T, Zhang J, Wassermann EM. Should Transcranial Magnetic Research in Children be Considered Minimal Risk?Clinical Neurophysiology. 2004; 18: 1730-1739.
Elana Harris, MD, PhD
UC Department of Psychiatry
Conditions: anxiety disorders; obsessive compulsive disorder; Tourette syndrome; trichotillomania
Treatment modalities: habit reversal therapy; pharmacotherapy
Korostenskaja M, Wilson A, Rose D, Brunner P, Schalk G, Leach J, Mangano F, Fujiwara H, Rozhkov L, Harris E, Chen PC, Seo JH, Lee KH. Real-time functional mapping (RTFM) with ECoG in pediatric epilepsy surgery: comparison with fMRI and ESM findings. EEG and Clinical Neuroscience. 2013.
Korostenskaja M, Harris E, Giovanetti C, Horn P, Wang Y, Rose D, Fujiwara H, Xiang J. Magnetoencephalography reveals altered auditory information processing in youth with obsessive compulsive disorder. Psychiat Res: Neuroim. 2013;212:132-140.
Wu SW, Harris E, Gilbert DL. Tic suppression: the medical model. J. Child Adolesc. Psychopharmacol. 2010;20(4):263-76.
Harris E, Wu S. Children with tic disorders: How to match treatment with symptoms. Current Psychiatry. 2010;9(3):29-36.
Harris E, Eng HY, Kowatch R, Delgado SV, Saldaña SN. Disinhibition as a side effect of treatment with fluvoxamine in pediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. J. Child Adolesc. Psychopharmacol. 2010;20(4):347-33.
The Frequency of Oscillations in OCD. Principal Investigator. International OCD Foundation.
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