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Ashwin Babu, MD

Sports Medicine Physiatrist;Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School;Associate Program Director, Harvard/Spaulding PM&R Residency Training Program
Sports Medicine Physiatrist
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director, Harvard/Spaulding PM&R Residency Training Program

Where I Provide Care

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Center

20 & 22 Patriot Place, Foxboro MA 02035
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Spaulding Hospital Boston

300 1st Avenue, Charlestown MA 02129
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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.

Certified Specialities
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine
Clinical & Research Interests
Sports medicine; Shoulder injuries; Elbow injuries; Hand and Wrist injuries; Hip Injuries; Knee injuries; Foot and ankle injuries; Sports ultrasound; Ultrasound guided injections; Regenerative medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Education & Training

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital***
Medical Education
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - Newark
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine - Rehabil



Select publications:

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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