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Harvey Singer, M.D.

Harvey S Singer, M.D.

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Professor of Neurology


Expertise: Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Tourette's Syndrome

Research Interests: Pediatric movement disorders (Tourette syndrome, stereotypies, other); Neuroimmunology of movement disorders; Immune mechanisms in autism

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics


200 N. Wolfe Street Rubenstein Child Health Building, Suite 2158 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-4259 | Fax: 410-614-2297

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

10751 Falls Road Falls Concourse Suite 250 Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Dr. Harvey Singer focuses on general child neurology with a principal interest in caring for children with movement disorders.

Dr. Singer's research focuses on clinical problems, such as pediatric movement disorders, Tourette syndrome and motor stereotypies. He also focuses on therapeutic trials for movement disorders and the identification of genetic biomarkers, and studies of their underlying pathophysiology.

Dr. Harvey Singer received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School. He completed his internship in pediatrics at the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital followed by a residency in child neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Singer has been the recipient of numerous federal and private grants. and authored numerous articles, chapters, and two books, including  Movement Disorders in Childhood (Singer, Mink, Gilbert, and Jankovic) in 2010. more


  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Pediatrics



  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1966)


  • Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital / Pediatrics (1970)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (1975)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1971)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology / Neurology/Special Child Neurology (1977)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Singer's clinical research interests include movement disorders, especially Tourette syndrome, proposed autoimmune disorders, and stereotypic movements.  

His translational research-oriented laboratory focuses on autoimmune mechanisms in autism, PANDAS, the neurobiology of tics, and the mechanism of stereotypic movements in animal models.  He has been the recipient of numerous federal and private grants.

Clinical Trial Keywords

Motor stereotypy disorder: genetics, Motor stereotypy disorder: electrophysiology, Motor stereotypy disorder: neuroimaging, Tourette syndrome: genetics, Tourette syndrome: Positron emission tomography, Tourette syndrome: Glutamate modulators in the treatment of tics

Activities & Honors


  • Greater Washington Tourette Syndrome Chapter
    Medical Advisory Board
  • National Incontinentia Pigmenti Association
    Scientific Advisory Council

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