Ingo Helbig, MD

Dr Helbig is the Director of Clinical Research at ENDD, an attending Pediatric Neurologist in the Division of Neurology and the Director of Genomic Science at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Helbig co-headed the EuroEPINOMICS-RES Consortium, the European counterpart of the NIH-funded Epi4K consortium involved in collaborative genomic studies to identify genes for human epilepsies. He was part of the Genetics Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the Epilepsiome Task Force of the ILAE Genetics Commission, which aims to increase genetic literacy in the epilepsy community. He is an expert in clinical genetics and clinical care for several monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders. His work has led to greater understanding of how genetic changes lead to severe epilepsies including STXBP1, SYNGAP1, GRIN2A, CHD2, KCNA2, HCN1, and DNM1. Recently, his focus has shifted to development of clinical outcome measures and biomarkers for clinical trials.

He received an MD at Ruprechts-Karl University Heidelberg, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Epileptology at the Epilepsy Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia, and did residencies in Pediatrics and Neuropediatrics at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and Child Neurology at CHOP.

Lab Members

Kristin Girardi Cunningham, MS, OTR/L, BCP

Clinical Specialist and Senior Occupational Therapist

Danielle deCampo, MD, PhD

Attending Neurologist

Peter Galer, MSc

PhD Candidate

Caryln Glatts, MD

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician Resident

Alexander Gonzalez, MBA, MS

Sr. Manager, Research Data Integration

Hillary Kruger, MD

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Macie McCarthy, BA

Genetic Counseling Assistant

Jillian McKee, MD, PhD

Attending Neurologist

Johanna Mercurio, BS, BSFCS

Clinical Research Coordinator

JoeyLynn Nolan, RRT, NPS, AEC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Vivek Padmanabhan, MS

Data Integration Analyst

Samuel Pierce, PT, PhD, NCS

Physical Therapist

Sarah Ruggiero, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Sarah Tefft, MSN, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Priya Vaidiswaran, MS, MRA

NHS Regulatory Expert

Julie Xian, BA

Data Researcher