Maya A. Babu, MD, MBA
Involved in the American Medical Association since her first day of medical school, Maya A. Babu, MD, was elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2013. She has also served in the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) and the Massachusetts Medical Society.
A native of Eagan, Minn., Dr. Babu attended college at the University of Minnesota, receiving a BS in neuroscience and BA in psychology, both summa cum laude with highest distinction in 2005. Dr. Babu attended Harvard Medical School and received an MD cum laude in 2010. She also attended Harvard Business School, receiving an MBA in 2010. She is presently a neurosurgical resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
She has been active in the AMA Medical Student Section and the AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) of the AMA. Currently she serves on the AMA Council on Legislation as its resident member, having previously served as the lead AMA-RFS delegate to the AMA House of Delegates from 2011 to 2012 and on the AMA Advisory Committee to the board on alternative membership models from 2011 to 2012.
Beyond the AMA, Dr. Babu is engaged in organized medicine at both the national and state level. Within the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Babu serves on the Advisory Council for Neurologic Surgery and the Resident and Associate Society Executive Committee. She also chairs the Association for Women Surgeons National Resident Committee. Elected to serve on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Young Neurosurgeons Committee, and most recently on the AANS’s Washington Committee, she also serves on the board of trustees of the MMA and on the board of directors of the MMA’s Political Action Committee.
Her research focuses on health care delivery and cost in neurosurgical care. She has received several awards for her work including the Petrie-Flom Academic Fellowship from the Harvard Law School and the Robert Florin Award from the AANS.
A National Lincoln-Douglas Debate champion in 2001, Dr. Babu received a 2010 Harvard Business School Dean’s Award for “leadership and outstanding contributions to the school and the larger community,” and was recognized by USA FreedomCorps for volunteer service in 2004.