Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology (in Orthopaedic Surgery)

Current Administrative Positions

  • Executive Director & Research 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 Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

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

Education and Training

  • MD Doctor of Medicine , 2003 NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • 2003 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2003 Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeon
  • Internship: 2004 NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Internship: 2004 Nyack Hospital
  • Residency: 2008 NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Residency: 2008 Neurological Institute Of New York
  • Residency: 2008 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

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

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

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

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Elderplan [Medicare Managed Care]
  • 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 [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, 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]
  • 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