We are excited to welcome Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan, pediatric neurologist specializing in movement disorders, to our Medical Advisory Board. She will be working with Hope for HIE to bring more education to our community in the area of movement disorders, in particular dystonia, which has negative impacts on many children with HIE. Her full bio is below.
Dr. Aravamuthan is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and pediatric movement disorders specialist in the Cerebral Palsy Center at the Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her research doctorate at the University of Oxford in England, medical school and pediatrics residency at Washington University in St. Louis, and child neurology and movement disorders fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital before returning to Wash U as faculty in 2018. She leads the Cerebral Palsy Research Network Committee on Dystonia Quality Improvement, is a founder and director of the Child Neurology Society Cerebral Palsy Special Interest Group, and is Vice Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Section. Her translational research seeks to uncover what causes dystonia after neonatal brain injury and has received early career recognition from the Child Neurology Society and the American Neurological Association. Dr. Aravamuthan is committed to finding a cure for dystonia in people with cerebral palsy and is excited to pursue this agenda with the Hope for HIE community.