Jay Salpekar, MD
Wellness & Emotional Health Comorbidities in Children Editor
Jay Salpekar, MD is director of the Neuropsychiatry in Epilepsy Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute and associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Medical School.
He received Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and continued at Barnes Hospital for residency training in general psychiatry. He then completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center.
Dr. Salpekar is widely published in psychiatry and neurology. He serves on the editorial boards for Epilepsy and Behavior, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and Epilepsy Currents. He has fellow status in the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Neuropsychiatric Association. He edited a textbook recently published by Springer, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry: A Case Based Approach. He is an investigator for clinical research projects involving psychiatric illness associated with epilepsy.
Dr. Salpekar is a highly sought speaker and consultant on issues of neuropsychiatry, mood disorder, and psychiatric aspects of epilepsy and other neurologic diseases. His clinical programs routinely draw patients internationally. He has also provided expert commentary on mental illness for CNN, Facebook Live, National Public Radio, and in print media.
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