Jason Brant Carmel, MD, PHD
Locations and Appointments
CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
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About Jason Brant Carmel, MD, PHD
Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD, is a child neurologist and motor system neuroscientist interested in central nervous system injury and repair. During his postdoctoral fellowship in Jack Martin's laboratory, Dr. Carmel developed expertise in corticospinal injury and response to activity-based treatments. Using a combination of anatomy, physiology (brain mapping), and behavior, he has been able to identify the brain circuits that adapt to developmental brain injury.
Dr. Carmel's laboratory uses activity-based therapies, including brain stimulation and intensive behavioral training to promote recovery of function, both in rodents and humans. In a rodent hemiparesis model, they have demonstrated that stimulation of spared motor circuits causes them to sprout at their terminations in the spinal cord, form functional connections with spinal motor circuits, and restore motor skill.
Dr. Carmel's expertise in animal models of human disease and clinical neurology will allow him to translate the gains in understanding that we hope to achieve in the proposed studies into improved treatments for children with cerebral palsy. This is Dr. Camel's goal as a physician-scientist: to direct a truly translational program in which we model activity-based repair strategies in young animals with early brain injury and then use those results to design better treatments for children at risk for cerebral palsy.
- Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Specialties & Expertise
- Cerebral Palsy
- Pediatric Movement Disorders
- Pediatric Neurology
- Research Studies
- Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Internship: Nyack Hospital
- Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Residency: Neurological Institute Of New York
Leadership, Titles & Positions
- Executive Director & Research Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
- Weinberg Family Associate Professor of Neurology (in Orthopedic Surgery)
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital