Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology (in Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Research and Multidisciplinary Care Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
Jason B. 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.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Child Neurology
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric Movement Disorders
  • Research Studies

Education & Training

  • 2003 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: 2004 Nyack Hospital
  • Residency: 2008 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

    3959 Broadway
    Floor: 8 North
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-2700
  • CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

    161 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-2700

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [NYP Employee Plan]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • TRICARE [TRICARE]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider sees pediatric patients

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-2700