Dr. Jay Salpekar is the director of the Neuropsychiatry in Epilepsy Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and is an associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. He received bachelor’s and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and continued at Barnes Hospital for general psychiatry; he did a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center. He has been an academician overlapping psychiatry and neurology for over 25 years. Dr. Salpekar has distinguished fellow status in the American Epilepsy Society, American Neuropsychiatric Association, and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The American Epilepsy Society recently honored him with the Rebecca Goldman Kaufman Award for Ethical Neuropsychiatry. He serves on the editorial boards for several journals including Epilepsy & Behavior, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Epilepsy Currents, and British Journal of Psychiatry. He is a long-time principal investigator for clinical research projects involving psychiatric illness associated with epilepsy, and is widely published on how neuropsychiatric paradigms apply to pediatrics. He recently coedited a textbook, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry: A Case Based Approach. Current projects highlight the overlap of anxiety with epilepsy and explore novel treatments that may address both conditions simultaneously.