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Steve W. Wu, MD


  • Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette Syndrome Clinic
  • Medical Director, Dystonia Program
  • Division of Neurology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
First, I like to hear from patients and their parents about how involuntary movements affect their quality of life. I then use that information to help create a care plan for each patient.

About

Biography

As a pediatric neurologist, I use different treatment options to help my patients regulate their abnormal motor movements. I care for patients in the Dystonia/Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s.

First, I like to hear from patients and their parents about how involuntary movements affect their quality of life. I then use that information to help create a care plan for each patient. Treatment possibilities for movement disorders may include psychological and behavioral therapy, oral medications, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections and deep brain stimulation.

From a research perspective, my interests focus on movement disorders, neurophysiology and the neuroplasticity of the brain. I am interested in how people control and carry out normal movements. I’m working to figure out the physiological properties associated with the control of motor movements.

I have received research grants from the Tourette Association of America and collaborated on different projects funded by the National Institutes of Health.

In my free time, I like to enjoy sunshine and warm weather.

Additional Languages

Chinese

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Publications

Deep Brain Stimulation for Pediatric Dystonia. Larsh, T; Wu, SW; Vadivelu, S; Grant, GA; O'Malley, JA. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2021; 38.

Motor cortex modulation and reward in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Detrick, JA; Zink, C; Rosch, KS; Horn, PS; Huddleston, DA; Crocetti, D; Wu, SW; Pedapati, EV; Wassermann, EM; Mostofsky, SH; et al. Brain Communications. 2021; 3.

Altered frontal-mediated inhibition and white matter connectivity in pediatric chronic tic disorders. Bruce, AB; Yuan, W; Gilbert, DL; Horn, PS; Jackson, HS; Huddleston, DA; Wu, SW. Experimental Brain Research. 2021; 239:955-965.

Motor cortex facilitation: a marker of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder co-occurrence in autism spectrum disorder. Pedapati, EV; Mooney, LN; Wu, SW; Erickson, CA; Sweeney, JA; Shaffer, RC; Horn, PS; Wink, LK; Gilbert, DL. Translational Psychiatry. 2019; 9.

Motor cortex inhibition and modulation in children with ADHD. Gilbert, DL; Huddleston, DA; Wu, SW; Pedapati, EV; Horn, PS; Hirabayashi, K; Crocetti, D; Wassermann, EM; Mostofsky, SH. Neurology. 2019; 93:e599-e610.

Decreased functional connectivity between frontal and motor cortex in Tourette Syndrome. Wu, S; Pedapati, E; Roeckner, A; Huddleston, D; Jackson, H; Gilbert, D. Brain Stimulation. 2019; 12.

Reduced motor cortex modulation during response inhibition task correlates with worse performance more severe clinical and motor impairment in children with ADHD. Gilbert, D; Wu, S; Horn, P; Pedapati, E; Mostofsky, S. Brain Stimulation. 2019; 12.

Motor Cortex Facilitation: An inattention marker in ADHD co-occurrence in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pedapati, E; Mooney, L; Wu, S; Sweeney, J; Erickson, C; Gilbert, D. Brain Stimulation. 2019; 12.

Coxa saltans misdiagnosed as functional gait disorder: Two cases. Gilbert, DL; Espay, AJ; Wu, SW. Neurology. 2018; 91:276-277.

Functional Neuroanatomy of Secondary Self-Injurious Behavior. Peeters, S; Skoch, J; Holt, H; Mubita, L; Choudhary, EA; Vadivelu, KP; Gilbert, DL; Wu, SW; Keebaugh, AC; Air, E; et al. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2018; 53:71-80.

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