Department Of Orthopedic Surgery
Jason Carmel, MD, PhD
Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD is a child neurologist and motor system neuroscientist interested in central nervous system injury and repair. As Director of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center and the Movement Recovery Laboratory, Dr. Carmel oversees a translational research program in which he models repair strategies in animals with brain and spinal cord injury and then uses those results to design better treatments for patients. The main therapeutic approach of the laboratory is activity-dependent plasticity, including electrical stimulation of brain and spinal cord.
In the Movement Recovery Clinic, Dr. Carmel evaluates children and adults with cerebral palsy and other causes of impaired movement. Using advanced diagnostic tools, including brain imaging and genetic evaluation, along with a thorough neurological exam, Dr. Carmel determines the cause and pattern of impaired movement and prescribes restorative treatments. These include physical therapies, medical and surgical options, and research protocols, such as robotic therapy.
Dr. Carmel is a standing NIH study section member and a Board member of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. The work in his laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.