Ruchira Jha, MD, MSc, FNCS

Barrow Neurological Institute & St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Ruchira M. Jha, MD, MSc, FNCS, is an associate professor at the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jha obtained her MD and graduated  magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School. She remained at Harvard for her medical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. This was followed by neurology residency, neurology chief residency, and neurocritical care fellowship at the combined Harvard Medical School program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s hospital. After completing her clinical training in 2014, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical and Translational Research, and was awarded a T32 fellowship, an NIH/KL2 award, an NIH/NINDS K23 career development award, and most recently an NIH/NINDS R01 to pursue her research. Dr. Jha uses a translational approach to evaluate and develop individualized targets against cerebral edema to improve outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her research has focused on the role of sulfonylurea receptor-1 in this pathway of secondary injury in mouse models and human patients with contributions in MRI-based edema endophenotyping, biomarker and genetic analyses. She has multiple publications and national presentations in this field. She is also involved in multicenter collaborations with TBI consortia such as TRACK TBI and GAIN (Genetic Associations in Neurotrauma) for her research. Dr. Jha serves on the editorial board of JAMA Neurology and is the Critical Care section editor for the journal Stroke. She is board certified in Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) and Neurocritical Care (United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties).


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