James (Jake) Young, MD

Young, James (Jake), MD

Primary Location

1468 Madison Ave, Floor 2, Room 210
New York, NY 10029
(212) 241-2627

Department

Medicine

Area(s) of Practice Specialty

Neurology

Hospital Employed

No

Medical School

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Internship

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Residency

Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship

Mount Sinai Hospital

Board Certification

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

Accepted Insurance

Contact physician's office for insurance information.

Accepting New Patients

Yes

Biography

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.