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Tourette Syndrome Clinic

The Tourette Syndrome Clinic at Monroe Carell treats patients dealing with symptoms of this neurodevelopment disorder. Our expert specialists provide the latest treatment options through a comprehensive plan designed to meet your unique needs. We focus on delivering critical information to help your family manage the signs and symptoms of Tourette syndrome and tic disorders through medication or behavioral therapies.

Tourette Syndrome Clinic Appointments

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Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Sarah K. Bick

Sarah K. BickMD

    Chronic Facial Pain, Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy, Interventional Pain, Movement Disorders, Neuralgia, Trigeminal, Neurologic Surgery
Katherine Gifford

Katherine GiffordPsy.D.

    Clinical Neuropsychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
David A. Isaacs

David A. IsaacsMD, MPH

    Movement Disorders, Neurology, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology
Andrew E. Molnar

Andrew E. MolnarJr, PhD

    Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Psychologist
Lisa M. Gelfand

Lisa M. GelfandOT

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Pediatric
Kellyann Primm

Kellyann PrimmOT

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Why Choose the Tourette Syndrome Clinic at Monroe Carell

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is recognized as a Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence for Tourette syndrome and tic disorders. We work with the TAA on a national patient registry.

  • health, circle, cross, Comprehensive care
    Comprehensive care

    Our team features movement disorder specialists and an occupational therapist certified in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). During a visit, we review notes and test results, discuss current symptoms and conduct a complete neurologic exam to develop a personalized treatment plan. We use established medication and non-medication options for managing Tourette syndrome symptoms.

  • clipboard, graph, Seamless care
    Seamless care

    Our pediatric experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and adult care providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center provide seamless clinical care across your lifespan.

  • people, Tumor board, team, staff, partners
    Coordinated care

    Our team coordinates your care with experts in other Vanderbilt specialties, including neurology, occupational therapy, psychology and neuropsychology, neurosurgery, pharmacy and psychiatry.

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    Expert consultations

    We offer consultations and welcome referrals from patients, families and outside providers.

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    Active research

    Our team is involved in active clinical research to explore the causes of and treatments for Tourette, including industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies. We also help teach other health care providers and educators about the syndrome and its treatment.

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    Connections to support

    We help patients connect with community patient and caregiver support groups, recognizing that managing Tourette syndrome includes relationships outside the clinic.

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    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

  • Behavioral therapies, including comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT)
  • Medications targeting tics and co-occurring psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADHD, OCD), including central adrenergic inhibitors, anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, anxiolytics, neuroleptics, stimulants, and botulinum toxin injections


2200 Children's Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2105 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3930
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.