About Catherine Chu, MD, MSC

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 understanding brain rhythms that 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 developmental epileptic encephalopathies, neuromodulation in cortical epilepsy, and hippocampal rhythms and sleep-dependent memory function. She is also active in several multicenter collaborative networks to improve our understanding of neonatal seizures and early life epilepsies.

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Mass General for Children: Pediatric Neurology
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 6B
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-6400

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School*
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

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

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