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Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD

Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD

Weinberg Family Associate Professor of Neurology (in Orthopedics)

Director, Movement Recovery Laboratory

Scientific Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center


Office: 212.305.5974


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Dr. Jason Carmel 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, his team has 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.

Expertise in animal models of human disease and clinical neurology will allow Dr. Carmel to translate the gains in understanding that his team hopes to achieve into improved treatments for children with cerebral palsy. His goal as a physician-scientist is to direct a truly translational program in which activity-based repair strategies in young animals with early brain injury are modeled with the results being used to design better treatments for children at risk for cerebral palsy.


Education

Bachelor of Arts
Stanford University
Doctor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
PhD, Neuroscience
Laboratory of Wise Young and Ronald Hart, Rutgers University

Postdoctoral Training

Intern, Pediatrics
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Resident, Neurology
Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certification

  •    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Special Qualification in Child Neurology
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