Ingo Helbig, MD

Ingo Helbig, MD

Ingo Helbig, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Epilepsy genetics
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Ruprechts-Karl University Heidelberg, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany


Child Neurology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Neuropediatric Residency - Department of Neuropediatrics, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Pediatrics - Department of Neuropediatrics, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


Research Fellowship,  Pediatric Epileptology - Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Board Certification

Clinical Electroencephalography, German Section of International Federation of Clinical Electrophysiology
German Board Certification Neuropediatrics (Child Neurology)
German Board Certification Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services



Helbig KL, Farwell Hagman KD, Shinde DN, Mroske C, Powis Z, Li S, Tang S, Helbig Diagnostic exome sequencing provides a molecular diagnosis for a significant proportion of patients with epilepsy. Genet Med. 2016 Sep;18(9):898-905. doi: 10.1038/gim.2015.186. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

Posters and Presentations


Helbig I. Copy number variants: now easy to detect but still difficult to interpret. Presented at: Mendel Symposium at the 12th European Congress of Epileptology (ECE); 2016 Sep 11-15; Prague, Czech Republic.


Helbig I, Shinde D, Huether R, Lourenco C, Helbig KL, von Spiczak S, Pendziwiat M, Nunes M, Sarco D, Kaplan R, Dlugos D, Kirsch H, Cervenka M, Hernandez-Hernandez L, Maher B, Weckhuysen S, Moller RS, Pena S, Sisodiya S. The phenotypic and genetic spectrum of DNM1 encephalopathy. Platform presentation at: 69th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES); 2015 Dec 4-8; Philadelphia, PA.

Awards and Honors

2011, Travel Grant, American Epilepsy Society
2007, Junior Research Funding – Medical Faculty, University of Kiel, Germany
2007, Travel Grant – Australian Twin Registry
2005-2006, Post-doctoral Stipend – Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung
2005, Klammerth Grant – Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
2000-2005, Award recipient – German National Merit Foundation
2000-2002, Award recipient –

Leadership and Memberships

2014-present, American Academy of Neurology
2014-present, Child Neurology Society
2013-present, German Section of International Federation of Clinical Electrophysiology
2011-present, German Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy
2008-present, German Society of Pediatrics
2007-present, American Epilepsy Society