Bhooma Aravamuthan, MD, Dphil

Washington University in St. Louis

Bhooma Aravamuthan MD, DPhil is an Assistant Professor and pediatric movement disorders specialist in the Division of Pediatric Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) in Neuroscience through the University of Oxford and the National Institutes of Health as a George C. Marshall Scholar and NIH-Oxford Scholar. She then came to Wash U for medical school as a part of the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program. Following a residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital, she pursed Child Neurology and Movement Disorders Fellowship Training at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Following completion of her clinical training, she returned to Wash U as faculty. Funded by the nationally-administered NINDS K12 grant, she is interested in dystonia pathophysiology following neonatal brain injury. Using an iteratively translational and multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Aravamuthan is focused on understanding and developing treatments for dystonic cerebral palsy using both animal models and patient-based research.