James J Young
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James J Young, MD, PhD

JAKE YOUNG (Preferred Name)

Neurology, Neurosurgery

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About Me

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.  



Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West
Research Topics

Depression, Epilepsy, Memory, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience