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Michael J. Young, MD, MPhil appointed as CNTR Director of Neuroethics

Oct 30, 2023

Ensuring ethical considerations in the application of neurotechnology research.

The Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery (CNTR) at Massachusetts General Hospital is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael J. Young, MD, MPhil as its Director of Neuroethics. In this position, Dr. Young will continue to lead efforts in ensuring ethical considerations are at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in neurotechnology research and translation. 


After earning his MD from Harvard Medical School and MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Young completed Neurology residency and a Neurorecovery fellowship at Mass General Brigham and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, specializing in longitudinal care of patients recovering from severe brain injuries and disorders of consciousness. Since joining the MGH Neurology faculty, Dr. Young has been devoted to improving care systems through neurotechnology, neuroethics and neuroscience, and has been supported by the NIH BRAIN Initiative and American Academy of Neurology. CNTR develops, tests, and deploys novel neurotechnologies to improve the lives of people with diseases or injuries of the nervous system.

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