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Brett Youngerman, MD, Neurosurgery, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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Neurosurgery New York, NY

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Epilepsy Surgery, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor in Neurological Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center

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.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusFellowship, Neurological Surgery, 2019 - 2019
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    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 Campus
    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
    NY State Medical License 2013 - 2022

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • 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

Authored Content

  • 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

Press Mentions

  • Pelzman's Picks: Predicting Death with AI?
    Pelzman's Picks: Predicting Death with AI?January 9th, 2018
  • An EpicTogether Interview Featuring Dr. Brett Youngerman
    An EpicTogether Interview Featuring Dr. Brett YoungermanDecember 13th, 2019
  • AANS 2019: Giving Back to Go Forward
    AANS 2019: Giving Back to Go ForwardApril 9th, 2019
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