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James J Young, MD, PhD

Neurology
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    • Positions
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurology
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialty
    • Neurology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

Many patients with epilepsy will respond to medications, but about 30% will not.  In those patients, we consider epilepsy surgery as a possible solution to controlling their seizures.  Most of these patients will require invasive monitoring where brain activity is measured by electrodes that are implanted in the brain to clearly determine where their seizures are coming from.  Invasive monitoring offers important information for the treatment of epilepsy, but it also provides valuable insights in the function of the human brain. 

Dr. Young’s research uses patients that are being invasively monitored for epilepsy surgery to try to understand how brain activity supports thinking and to improve the effectiveness of surgery for the treatment of epilepsy.  In addition, he studies brain activity from invasive monitoring in other settings including deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery and from the responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device.  

 

 

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Epilepsy

Research Topics

Epilepsy, Memory, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience

Education

MD PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

MD,PHD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Graduate, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Graduate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Graduate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Internship, Internal Medicine
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Residency, Neurology
Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology
Mount Sinai Hospital

Language

English