Overview of Dr. Youngerman
Dr. Brett Youngerman received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he graduated with honors. He completed a neurological surgery internship, residency and chief residency at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center and additional fellowship training at Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Youngerman works with multidisciplinary teams to treat patients with a variety of brain conditions, including movement disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, chronic pain, and refractory psychiatric diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is experienced in minimally invasive techniques that aim to protect or improve brain function, including deep brain stimulation, responsive neurostimulation, laser ablation, robotic neurosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, endoscopic neurosurgery, awake and asleep brain mapping, and computer-guided microsurgery.
Dr. Youngerman’s research aims to improve surgical outcomes and quality of life for patients. He is focused on the use of clinical informatics to promote patient safety and quality improvement. He received a Masters of Science in Patient Oriented Research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, is actively involved in New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Department of Quality and Patient Safety, and is Vice Chair of Neurosurgery’s National Quality Council. He has published dozens of articles in leading, peer-reviewed journals and presented at prominent national meetings.
OfficeThe Neurological Institute of New York
710 West 168th Street, Neurological Institute Box 42
New York, NY 10032Fax(212) 305-3629
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Education & Training
- New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusFellowship, Neurological Surgery, 2019 - 2019
- New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusChief Residency, Neurological Surgery, 2018 - 2019
- Columbia University Mailman School of Public HealthMS, Patient Oriented Research, 2017 - 2019
- New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2012 - 2018
- Columbia University School of Public HealthClass of 2012, MD, AOA
- Yale UniversityBA, Ethics, Poltics, and Economics, Health Policy, 2002 - 2006
Certifications & Licensure
- NY State Medical License 2013 - 2022
Publications & Presentations
- Optimizing Medical Care Via Practice Guidelines and Quality Improvement InitiativesNitin Agarwal, Brett E. Youngerman, Wayel Kaakaji, Greg Smith, John M. McGregor, Ciaran J. Powers, Bharat Guthikonda, Richard Menger, Clemens M. Schirmer, Joshua M. Ro...> ;World Neurosurgery. 2021 Feb 9
- SARS-COV-2 transmission rate is low when following a COVID+ patient in the operating room.Lucas G. Axiotakis, Deborah M. Boyett, Brett E. Youngerman, Guy M. McKhann, Anil K. Lalwani> ;Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery. 2021 Feb 6
- Risk of acquiring perioperative COVID-19 during the initial pandemic peak: a retrospective cohort studyLucas G. Axiotakis, Brett E. Youngerman, Randy K Casals, Tyler S Cooke, Graham Winston, Cory L. Chang, Deborah Boyett, Anil K. Lalwani, Guy M. McKhann> ;Annals of Surgery. 2021 Jan 1
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- Laser Ablation Is Effective for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with and Without Mesial Temporal Sclerosis if Hippocampal Seizure Onsets Are Localized by Stereoelectroencephalo...Brett E Youngerman, Shraddha Srinivasan, Catherine A Schevon, Neil A Feldstein, Deepti Anbarasan, Hyunmi Choi, Carl W Bazil, Alison M Pack, Epilepsia
- Integrated Care Pathways: A Toolkit for NeurosurgeonsApril 2019
- Effectiveness of Perioperative Antiepileptic Drug Prophylaxis for Early and Late Seizures Following Oncologic Neurosurgery: A Meta-Analysis RelatedApril 2018
- Effectiveness of Perioperative Antiepileptic Drug Prophylaxis for Early and Late Seizures Following Oncologic Neurosurgery: A Meta-AnalysisApril 2018
- Pelzman's Picks: Predicting Death with AI?January 9th, 2018
- An EpicTogether Interview Featuring Dr. Brett YoungermanDecember 13th, 2019
- AANS 2019: Giving Back to Go ForwardApril 9th, 2019
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- New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew York, New York
- NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew York, New York
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