Department of Neurology


Ingrid Tuxhorn, MD

Professor of Pediatric Neurology

Office Address

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 844-3691
(216) 844-8966

Current Appointments

Director, Division of Pediatric Epilepsy

Education and Training

MD, Cape Town University, South Africa

Residency, Pediatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, and Yale New Haven University Hospital, New Haven, CT

Clinical Research Fellowship, Child neurology, University of Kiel, Germany

Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical and Research Interests

Pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, and cognitive and behavioral outcomes after pediatric epilepsy surgery

Selected Publications

1. Tuxhorn I, Woermann FG, Pannek HW, Hans VH. Sublobar dysplasia-A clinicopathologic report after successful epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia. 2009 Oct 8.

2. Nettekoven S, Ströhle A, Trunz B, Wolters M, Hoffmann S, Horn R, Steinert M, Brabant G, Lichtinghagen R, Welkoborsky HJ, Tuxhorn I, Hahn A. Effects of antiepileptic drug therapy on vitamin D status and biochemical markers of bone turnover in children with epilepsy. Eur J Pediatr. 2008 Feb 13.

3. Tuxhorn I, Somatosensory auras in focal epilepsy: a clinical, EEG and MRI study. Seizure 2005;14: 262-268.

4. Freitag H, Tuxhorn I Cognitive functioning in preschool children after epilepsy surgery: rationale for early treatment. Epilepsia 2005;46 (4):561-567.

5. Opp J, Tuxhorn I, May TH, et al. Levetiracetam in the treatment of resistent epilepsy in children: A multicenter study in Germany. Seizure 2005; 14: 476-484.

6. Fogarasi A, Tuxhorn I, Tegzes A, Jansky J. Genital automatisms in childhood partial seizures. Epilepsy Research accepted June 2005

7. Fogarasi A, Tuxhorn I, Hegyi M, Jansky J. Predictive clinical factors for the differential diagnosis of childhood extratemporal seizures. Epilepsia 2005;46(8)1-6.

8. Fogarasi A, Janski J, Siegler Z, Tuxhorn I. Ictal smile lateralized the right hemisphere in childhood epilepsy. Epilepsia 2005;46(3):449-451.

9. Tuxhorn I. Familial SSPE in 2 siblings. Pediatr Neurol 2004;31:291-294.

10.Tuxhorn IEB, Woermann F, Kruse B. Sublobäre Dysplasie: Eine seltene Form der Malformation kortikaler Entwicklung. Zeitschrift für Epileptologie 2003;2:182-185.

11. Tuxhorn IE, Pannek HW. Epilepsy surgery in bilateral Sturge-Weber syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2002 May;26(5):394-7.

12. Tuxhorn IE, Fischbach HS. Pseudostatus epilepticus in childhood. Pediatr Neurol. 2002 Nov;27(5):407-9.

13. Tuxhorn I, Moch A, Holthausen H. Pediatric epilepsy surgery: state of the art, recent developments and future perspectives. Epileptic Disord. 2000 Mar;2(1):53-5. Review.

14. Tuxhorn I, Holthausen H, Ebner A, Noachtar S. Reversible cortical oedema mimicking cortical dysplasia in mitochondrial disorder. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1994 Nov;57(11):1439.

15. Tuxhorn I, Hoppe M. Parasomnia with rhythmic movements manifesting as nocturnal tongue biting. Neuropediatrics. 1993 Jun;24(3):167-8.

16. Fogarasi A, Boesebeck F, Tuxhorn I. A detailed analysis of symptomatic posterior cortex seizure semiology in children younger than seven years. Epilepsia. 2003 Jan;44(1):89-96.

17. Fogarasi A, Jokeit H, Faveret E, Janszky J, Tuxhorn I. The effect of age on seizure semiology in childhood temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2002 Jun;43(6):638-43.

18. Karenfort M, Kruse B, Freitag H, Pannek H, Tuxhorn I. Epilepsy surgery outcome in children with focal epilepsy due to tuberous sclerosis complex. Neuropediatrics. 2002 Oct;33(5):255-61.

19. Kloss S, Pieper T, Pannek H, Holthausen H, Tuxhorn I. Epilepsy surgery in children with focal cortical dysplasia (FCD): results of long-term seizure outcome. Neuropediatrics. 2002 Feb;33(1):21-6.

20. Degen R, Ebner A, Lahl R, Bartling S, Pannek HW, Tuxhorn I. MRI and EEG findings in surgically treated patients with partial seizures due to neuronal migration disorders, their relations to each other and to surgery outcome. Acta Neurol Scand. 2003 Nov;108(5):309-18.

21. Woermann FG, Jokeit H, Luerding R, Freitag H, Schulz R, Guertler S, Okujava M, Wolf P, Tuxhorn I, Ebner . Language lateralization by Wada test and fMRI in 100 patients with epilepsy. Neurology. 2003 Sep 9;61 (5):699-701.

22. Janszky J, Ebner A, Kruse B, Mertens M, Jokeit H, Seitz RJ, Witte OW, Tuxhorn I, Woermann FG. Functional organization of the brain with malformations of cortical development. Ann Neurol. 2003 Jun;53 (6):759-67.

23. Degen R, Ebner A, Lahl R, Leonhardt S, Pannek HW, Tuxhorn I. Various findings in surgically treated epilepsy patients with dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors in comparison with those of patients with low-grade brain tumors and other neuronal migration disorders. Epilepsia. 2002 Nov;43 (11):1379-84.

24. Schulz R, Luders HO, Hoppe M, Jokeit H, Moch A, Tuxhorn I, May T, Ebner A. Lack of aura experience correlates with bitemporal dysfunction in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2001 Mar;43 (3):201-10.

25. Fogarasi A, Janszky J, Faveret E, Pieper T, Tuxhorn I. A detailed analysis of frontal lobe seizure semiology in children younger than 7 years. Epilepsia. 2001 Jan;42 (1):80-5.