Jay Salpekar, M.D., FANPA

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Medical Director, Neuropsychiatry in Epilepsy Clinical Program

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-7600
Email: Salpekar@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Jay Salpekar is a pediatric Neuropsychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Neuropsychiatry in Epilepsy Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Salpekar has A.B. and M.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed an internship and residency in general psychiatry at Barnes Hospital. He then completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center.  Dr. Salpekar is involved as a professional advisor for the Epilepsy Foundation and is a fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.  Dr. Salpekar has been an academic physician and scholar for nearly two decades, and is currently involved in national and international clinical and research collaborations in neuropsychiatry.

Research Summary: 

Recent research activities include:

  • Identifying seizure localization or seizure types that may be more likely associated with neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Exploring treatment options available to persons with epilepsy and neuropsychiatric comorbidity

Research Publications:

Salpekar JA, Berl MM, Havens K, Cushner-Weinstein S, Conry JA, Pearl PL, Yaun AL, Gaillard WD (2013). Psychiatric symptoms in children prior to epilepsy surgery differ according to suspected seizure focus. Epilepsia. 54(6), 1074-82. Abstract
Taber KH, Salpekar J, Wong AH, Hurley RA (2011). Developmental origins for neuropsychiatric illness. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 23(1), 1-5. Abstract
Salpekar JA, Plioplys S, Siddarth P, Bursch B, Shaw RJ, Asato MR, LaFrance WC Jr, Weisbrot DM, Dunn DW, Austin JK, Olson DM, Caplan R (2010). Pediatric psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: a study of assessment tools. Epilepsy Behav. 17(1), 50-5. Abstract

Other Publications:

Salpekar J. (2014). Recognizing and Treating Psychiatric Comorbidity in EpilepsyEpilepsy: Neurology in Practice, eds. H. Goodkin, J. Miller, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 268-274.

Salpekar J, Dadson N, (2012) “Psychiatry and Epilepsy: a Century of Evolving Understanding”, In Epilepsy: A Century of Discovery, ed. R. Bautista, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 233-256.

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