Bhooma Aravamuthan MD, DPhil is an Assistant Professor, pediatric movement disorders specialist, and neuroscientist in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine. She is also Research Director of the Cerebral Palsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She completed her research doctorate at the University of Oxford in England, medical school and pediatrics residency at Washington University in St. Louis, and child neurology and movement disorders fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital before returning to Wash U as faculty. She co-chairs the Scientific Program Committees for two national organizations: the Child Neurology Society and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. She also leads the Cerebral Palsy Research Network Workgroups on Dystonia Research and Dystonia Quality Improvement. Her translational research on dystonia pathophysiology following neonatal brain injury is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and multiple foundation grants. Her research awards most recently include the 2022 American Academy of Neurology Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders Research and the 2022 Child Neurology Society Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award. She is married and a mom to three children – twin 4 year old boys and a 2 year old girl.
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