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Dr. Babu is a physiatrist who specializes in the non-surgical management of sports injuries. He works closely with patients, coaches, trainers, physical therapists and other physicians to develop personalized strategies to help patients get back to the sports they love faster, prevent further injury, and improve performance.
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Dr. Babu received his BA Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University - New Brunswick and his medical degree at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School as part of the combined BA/MD program. He pursued a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. He then completed a fellowship in PM&R Sports Medicine at the Spaulding/Harvard Medical School program.
Dr. Babu is board certified in PM&R and Sports Medicine. He is a member of the Mass General Sports Medicine Center, and an Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He has a clinical interest in all aspects of non-operative sports medicine including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle injuries. He works closely with patients, coaches, trainers, physical therapists and other physicians to develop personalized strategies to help athletes get back to the sports they love faster, prevent further injury, and improve performance. He has particular expertise in regenerative medicine and ultrasound guided interventions, and teaches for several national academies.
Dr. Babu’s current academic interests include non-operative sports medicine, regenerative medicine and outcomes-based research.
Babu, A. and Blauwet, C. (2017). Knee Injuries. In: M. Harrast and J. Finoff, ed., Knee Injuries and Conditions, 2nd ed. New York, New York: Demos Medical Publishing, pp.301-314.
Cushman, D.M., Babu, A., Marshall, B. and Rho, M., 2016. The Motivational Influence of Milestone Times on 10-km Running Performance. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 16(2), pp.602-611.
Kotler, D.H., Babu, A.N. and Robidoux, G., 2016. Prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of cycling-related injury. Current sports medicine reports, 15(3), pp.199-206.
Babu, A.N., West, A., Joyce, A. and Borg-Stein, J., 2016. Hamstring injuries: review of current literature and return to play considerations. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, 4(2), pp.145-153.
McCormick, Z.L., Cushman, D., Lee, D.T., Scholten, P., Chu, S.K., Babu, A.N., Caldwell, M., Ziegler, C., Ashraf, H., Sundar, B. and Clark, R., 2016. Is there a relationship between body mass index and fluoroscopy time during sacroiliac joint injection? A multicenter cohort study. Pain Medicine, 17(7), pp.1241-1248.
Babu, A.N., Chu, S.K. and Reger, C., 2015. Poster 181 The Teaching Habits and Perspectives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents. PM&R, 9(7), p.S151.
Chu, S.K., Babu, A.N. and Wysocki, N.M., 2014. Poster 571 Impact of a Required Fourth-Year Medical Student Rotation in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. PM&R, 9(6), p.S385.
Babu, A.N. and Casey, E., 2014, May. Lower Leg Injury-Stretching. In Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise (Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 608-608). 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621 USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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