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Catherine Chu MD, MA, MSc

Catherine J. Chu MD, MA, MSc

Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Chu is a board-certified child neurologist and neurophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chu is the director of neonatal and pediatric EEG monitoring at MGH. Clinically, she specializes in EEG analysis, seizure localization, surgical planning, and neuromodulation for patients with difficult to control epilepsy. Dr. Chu’s research focuses on identifying and understanding how brain rhythms contribute to seizures and cognitive symptoms in epilepsy using invasive and noninvasive multimodal imaging. Active federally funded projects in the Chu Lab include studies on thalamocortical circuit dysfunction in epileptic encephalopathies, predicting long term outcome after neonatal seizures, neuromodulation in cortical epilepsy, and hippocampal rhythms and sleep-dependent memory function.


Dr. Chu receives research funding from NINDS,NIMH, Novartis, and Biogen. Dr. Chu consults for Biogen Inc, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, and Sun Pharmaceuticals.