Tara D. Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

Nurse Practitioner, Movement Disorders and Tourette Syndrome Clinic

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-4222

Fax 513-636-3980



Movement disorders and Tourette's 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.