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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Publications

Papers

2018

Zaman T, Helbig I, Božović IB, DeBrosse SD, Bergqvist AC, Wallis K, Medne L, Maver A, Peterlin B, Helbig KL, Zhang X, Goldberg EM. Mutations in SCN3A cause early infantile epileptic encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2018 Apr;83(4):703-717. doi: 10.1002/ana.25188. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Goldberg EM, Helbig I. Reply to: "Recurrent SCN3A p.Ile875Thr variant in patients with polymicrogyria". Ann Neurol. 2018 May 8. doi: 10.1002/ana.25254. [Epub ahead of print]

2017

Helbig KL, Hedrich UB, Scheffer IE, Helbig I, Lerche H, Lemke JR. Reply. Ann Neurol. 2017 Feb;81(2):328-329. doi: 10.1002/ana.24856.

Shen D, Hernandez CC, Shen W, Hu N, Poduri A, Shiedley B, Rotenberg A, Datta AN, Leiz S, Patzer S, Boor R, Ramsey K, Goldberg E, Helbig I, Ortiz-Gonzalez XR, Lemke JR, Marsh ED, Macdonald RL. De novo GABRG2 mutations associated with epileptic encephalopathies. Brain. 2017 Jan;140(1):49-67. doi: 10.1093/brain/aww272. Epub 2016 Nov 17.

Wolff M, Johannesen KM, Hedrich UBS, Masnada S, Rubboli G, Gardella E, Lesca G, Ville D, Milh M, Villard L, Afenjar A, Chantot-Bastaraud S, Mignot C, Lardennois C, Nava C, Schwarz N, Gérard M, Perrin L, Doummar D, Auvin S, Miranda MJ, Hempel M, Brilstra E, Knoers N, Verbeek N, van Kempen M, Braun KP, Mancini G, Biskup S, Hörtnagel K, Döcker M, Bast T, Loddenkemper T, Wong-Kisiel L, Baumeister FM, Fazeli W, Striano P, Dilena R, Fontana E, Zara F, Kurlemann G, Klepper J, Thoene JG, Arndt DH, Deconinck N, Schmitt-Mechelke T, Maier O, Muhle H, Wical B, Finetti C, Brückner R, Pietz J, Golla G, Jillella D, Linnet KM, Charles P, Moog U, Õiglane-Shlik E, Mantovani JF, Park K, Deprez M, Lederer D, Mary S, Scalais E, Selim L, Van Coster R, Lagae L, Nikanorova M, Hjalgrim H, Korenke GC, Trivisano M, Specchio N, Ceulemans B, Dorn T, Helbig KL, Hardies K, Stamberger H, de Jonghe P, Weckhuysen S, Lemke JR, Krägeloh-Mann I, Helbig I, Kluger G, Lerche H, Møller RS. Genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity suggest therapeutic implications in SCN2A-related disorders. Brain. 2017 May 1;140(5):1316-1336. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx054.

von Spiczak S, Helbig KL, Shinde DN, Huether R, Pendziwiat M, Lourenço C, Nunes ME, Sarco DP, Kaplan RA, Dlugos DJ, Kirsch H, Slavotinek A, Cilio MR, Cervenka MC, Cohen JS, McClellan R, Fatemi A, Yuen A, Sagawa Y, Littlejohn R, McLean SD, Hernandez-Hernandez L, Maher B, Møller RS, Palmer E, Lawson JA, Campbell CA, Joshi CN, Kolbe DL, Hollingsworth G, Neubauer BA, Muhle H, Stephani U, Scheffer IE, Pena SDJ, Sisodiya SM, Helbig I; Epi4K Consortium; EuroEPINOMICS-RES NLES Working Group. DNM1 encephalopathy: A new disease of vesicle fission. Neurology. 2017 Jul 25;89(4):385-394. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004152. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

de Kovel CGF, Syrbe S, Brilstra EH, Verbeek N, Kerr B, Dubbs H, Bayat A, Desai S, Naidu S, Srivastava S, Cagaylan H, Yis U, Saunders C, Rook M, Plugge S, Muhle H, Afawi Z, Klein KM, Jayaraman V, Rajagopalan R, Goldberg E, Marsh E, Kessler S, Bergqvist C, Conlin LK, Krok BL, Thiffault I, Pendziwiat M, Helbig I, Polster T, Borggraefe I, Lemke JR, van den Boogaardt MJ, Møller RS, Koeleman BPC. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Caused by De Novo Variants in KCNB1 Genotypes and Phenotypes. AMA Neurol. 2017 Oct 1;74(10):1228-1236. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.1714.

2016

Helbig KL, Hedrich UB, Shinde DN, Krey I, Teichmann AC, Hentschel J, Schubert J, Chamberlin AC, Huether R, Lu HM, Alcaraz WA, Tang S, Jungbluth C, Dugan SL, Vainionpää L, Karle KN, Synofzik M, Schöls L, Schüle R, Lehesjoki AE, Helbig I, Lerche H, Lemke JR. A recurrent mutation in KCNA2 as a novel cause of hereditary spastic paraplegia and ataxia. Ann Neurol. 2016 Oct;80(4). doi: 10.1002/ana.24762. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

Buchert R, Nesbitt AI, Tawamie H, Krantz ID, Medne L, Helbig I, Matalon DR, Reis A, Santani A, Sticht H, Abou Jamra R. SPATA5 mutations cause a distinct autosomal recessive phenotype of intellectual disability, hypotonia and hearing loss. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2016 Sep 29;11(1):130.

Johannesen K, Marini C, Pfeffer S, Møller RS, Dorn T, Niturad CE, Gardella E, Weber Y, Søndergård M, Hjalgrim H, Nikanorova M, Becker F, Larsen LH, Dahl HA, Maier O, Mei D, Biskup S, Klein KM, Reif PS, Rosenow F, Elias AF, Hudson C, Helbig KL, Schubert-Bast S, Scordo MR, Craiu D, Djémié T, Hoffman-Zacharska D, Caglayan H, Helbig I, Serratosa J, Striano P, De Jonghe P, Weckhuysen S, Suls A, Muru K, Talvik I, Talvik T, Muhle H, Borggraefe I, Rost I, Guerrini R, Lerche H, Lemke JR, Rubboli G, Maljevic S. Phenotypic spectrum of GABRA1: From generalized epilepsies to severe epileptic encephalopathies. Neurology. 2016 Sep 13;87(11):1140-51. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003087. Epub 2016 Aug 12.

Stamberger H, Nikanorova M, Willemsen MH, Accorsi P, Angriman M, Baier H, Benkel-Herrenbrueck I, Benoit V, Budetta M, Caliebe A, Cantalupo G, Capovilla G, Casara G, Courage C, Deprez M, Destrée A, Dilena R, Erasmus CE, Fannemel M, Fjær R, Giordano L, Helbig KL, Heyne HO, Klepper J, Kluger GJ, Lederer D, Lodi M, Maier O, Merkenschlager A, Michelberger N, Minetti C, Muhle H, Phalin J, Ramsey K, Romeo A, Schallner J, Schanze I, Shinawi M, Sleegers K, Sterbova K, Syrbe S, Traverso M, Tzschach A, Uldall P, Van Coster R, Verhelst H, Viri M, Winter S, Wolff M, Zenker M, Zoccante L, De Jonghe P, Helbig I, Striano P, Lemke JR, Møller RS, Weckhuysen S. STXBP1 encephalopathy: A neurodevelopmental disorder including epilepsy. Neurology. 2016 Mar 8;86(10):954-62. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002457. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Lemke JR, Geider K, Helbig KL, Heyne HO, Schütz H, Hentschel J, Courage C, Depienne C, Nava C, Heron D, Møller RS, Hjalgrim H, Lal D, Neubauer BA, Nürnberg P, Thiele H, Kurlemann G, Arnold GL, Bhambhani V, Bartholdi D, Pedurupillay CR, Misceo D, Frengen E, Strømme P, Dlugos DJ, Doherty ES, Bijlsma EK, Ruivenkamp CA, Hoffer MJ, Goldstein A, Rajan DS, Narayanan V, Ramsey K, Belnap N, Schrauwen I, Richholt R, Koeleman BP, Sá J, Mendonça C, de Kovel CG, Weckhuysen S, Hardies K, De Jonghe P, De Meirleir L, Milh M, Badens C, Lebrun M, Busa T, Francannet C, Piton A, Riesch E, Biskup S, Vogt H, Dorn T, Helbig I, Michaud JL, Laube B, Syrbe S. Delineating the GRIN1 phenotypic spectrum: A distinct genetic NMDA receptor encephalopathy. Neurology. 2016 Jun 7;86(23):2171-8. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002740. Epub 2016 May 6.

de Lange IM, Helbig KL, Weckhuysen S, Møller RS, Velinov M, Dolzhanskaya N, Marsh E, Helbig I, Devinsky O, Tang S, Mefford HC, Myers CT, van Paesschen W, Striano P, van Gassen K, van Kempen M, de Kovel CG, Piard J, Minassian BA, Nezarati MM, Pessoa A, Jacquette A, Maher B, Balestrini S, Sisodiya S, Warde MT, De St Martin A, Chelly J; EuroEPINOMICS-RES MAE working group, van 't Slot R, Van Maldergem L, Brilstra EH, Koeleman BP. De novo mutations of KIAA2022 in females cause intellectual disability and intractable epilepsy. J Med Genet. 2016 Dec;53(12):850-858. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2016-103909. Epub 2016 Jun 29.

Rudolf G, Lesca G, Mehrjouy MM, Labalme A, Salmi M, Bache I, Bruneau N, Pendziwiat M, Fluss J, de Bellescize J, Scholly J, Møller RS, Craiu D, Tommerup N, Valenti-Hirsch MP, Schluth-Bolard C, Sloan-Béna F, Helbig KL, Weckhuysen S, Edery P, Coulbaut S, Abbas M, Scheffer IE, Tang S, Myers CT, Stamberger H, Carvill GL, Shinde DN, Mefford HC, Neagu E, Huether R, Lu HM, Dica A, Cohen JS, Iliescu C, Pomeran C, Rubenstein J, Helbig I, Sanlaville D, Hirsch E, Szepetowski P. Loss of function of the retinoid-related nuclear receptor (RORB) gene and epilepsy. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Dec;24(12):1761-1770. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2016.80. Epub 2016 Jun 29.

Helbig I, Heinzen EL, Mefford HC; ILAE Genetics Commission. Primer Part 1-The building blocks of epilepsy genetics. Epilepsia. 2016 Jun;57(6):861-8. doi: 10.1111/epi.13381. Epub 2016 May 25.

Hardies K, Cai Y, Jardel C, Jansen AC, Cao M, May P, Djémié T, Hachon Le Camus C, Keymolen K, Deconinck T, Bhambhani V, Long C, Sajan SA, Helbig KL; AR working group of the EuroEPINOMICS RES Consortium, Suls A, Balling R, Helbig I, De Jonghe P, Depienne C, De Camilli P, Weckhuysen S. Loss of SYNJ1 dual phosphatase activity leads to early onset refractory seizures and progressive neurological decline. Brain. 2016 Sep;139(Pt 9):2420-30. doi: 10.1093/brain/aww180. Epub 2016 Jul 19.

Helbig KL, Farwell Hagman KD, Shinde DN, Mroske C, Powis Z, Li S, Tang S, Helbig I. 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

2016

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.

2015

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 – e-fellows.net

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