Brett Evan Youngerman, MD

Neurological Surgery
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Dr. Brett Youngerman treats patients with a variety of brain conditions, including movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, hemifacial spasm), epilepsy, brain tumors (glioma, meningioma, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors), hydrocephalus, chronic pain (trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformation), and treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). 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.


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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Functional Brain Mapping
  • Gamma Knife
  • Headaches
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurobehavioral Disorders
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgery
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Radiosurgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Seizures
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Third Ventriculostomy
  • Tremors

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Male

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710 West 168th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA (Hons), Yale University
  • MD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Neurological Institute of New York – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • AOA Honor Society

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery


Selected Publications

Dr. Youngerman’s research aims to improve surgical outcomes and quality of life for patients. He is a translational neuroscientist, working to advance new neuromodulation technologies for epilepsy, movement disorders, and other treatment refractory conditions. He also uses 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 is a KL2 Scholar, has published dozens of articles in leading, peer-reviewed journals, and presented at prominent national meetings.


See Dr. Youngerman's Publications