About Catherine Chu, MD

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and a board-certified child neurologist and neurophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She divides her time between clinical efforts and research endeavors. Clinically, she cares for children with pediatric epilepsy and interprets pediatric and adult EEGs for diagnosis and management. Dr. Chu manages the inpatient Pediatric EEG service at MGH and the high density EEG program in the MGH epilepsy monitoring unit.  Following her clinical training, Dr. Chu participated in an advanced clinical investigator training program during which she developed skills in data analysis and advanced signal processing as well as clinical trial design and statistics. She is passionate about caring for children with epilepsy and better understanding this disease, with an emphasis on optimizing non-invasive information used for epilepsy surgical planning, understanding the impacts of epilepsy and abnormal physiology on brain development, and identifying reliable signals to guide clinicians in treatment decisions to improve developmental and epilepsy outcomes.

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175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-6540
Fax: 617-726-0230

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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