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Harvey Singer, M.D.


Neurology and Pediatrics




The Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
Room 2158
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287


Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University Medical School

Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital  Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center– Pediatric Neurology

Special Interests:

Childhood movement disorders:

                        Tourette syndrome

                        Motor stereotypy disorder

                        Autoimmune movement disorders


Dr Singer grew up in the Bronx and Long Island, went to college and medical school in Ohio (Oberlin College and Western Reserve Univ.), did his pediatric training in Chicago and Cleveland (Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital), and his pediatric neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, after which he remained on the faculty.  The Haller Professor of Pediatric Neurology, he directed the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins from 1999-2011 and is a former director of Child Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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 and authored numerous articles, chapters, and two books, including  Movement Disorders in Childhood (Singer, Mink, Gilbert, and Jankovic) in 2010.  He enjoys biking, travel, visiting his grandchildren, and work.

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


  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, special competence in Child Neurology

Phone: 410-955-4259

Fax: 410-614-2297

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