Suma Babu, M.P.H., M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Neurological Clinical Research Institute, Mass General Research Institute
MPH University of Maryland School of Public Health 2008
MBBS Bangalore Medical College University 2003
MBBS Bangalore Medical College University 2004
als; als biomarkers; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; clinical trials; pet imaging; positron emission tomography; primary lateral sclerosis; quantitative imaging

Dr. Babu is an ALS and neuromuscular neurologist at the Sean M Healey and AMG Center for ALS at MGH. 

Her clinical training and background include neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio and two fellowships at the MassGeneral Brigham/Harvard Medical School programs in neuromuscular medicine and neurodegenerative disorders (focused on ALS clinical research). Her research training and background in clinical and translational research, include a Masters in Public Health (University of Maryland School of Public Health), Clinical and Translational Research Academy and a 2-year Master's equivalent program (Harvard Medical school). She has secured competitive ALS research funding from NIH, prestigious foundations and philanthropic support from ALS patients and families. She collaborates with other academic researchers within the Harvard system as well as internationally and with pharma industry for ALS clinical research projects.  Suma Babu's Publications . 

Her clinical career is focused on improving clinical outcomes for patients with ALS, motor neuron diseases and neuromuscular diseases. Her clinical research is centered around accelerating treatment and biomarker discoveries for patients with ALS and other motor neuron diseases. She leads the clinical neuroimaging research program for ALS at MGH.  She has served as the principal investigator for two multi-center early phase ALS clinical trials. She leads as the MGH Site PI for industry sponsored multi-site gene therapy and gene targetted treatment trials in ALS.  

Publications Clinical Profile
Sean M Healey & AMG Center for ALS
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