Biosketch for U. Shivraj Sohur, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Sohur is a clinician in the Internal Medicine Research Unit of Pfizer’s Worldwide Research & Development, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also is a part-time attending neurologist in the Division of Movement Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a junior faculty at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He grew up in the village of Espérance Trébuchet, Mauritius.
After completing his secondary schooling at Royal College of Port-Louis, he received his Bachelors in Chemistry and Biology at Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, graduating summa cum laude and Presidential Award recipient. He then completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee on a full scholarship. Since 2001, Dr. Sohur has been at Harvard, where he completed his clinical training in Neurology with sub-specialty in Movement Disorders and then joined the MGH staff.
In April 2018, he transitioned to Alkermes Inc. Research and Development, where he is helping conduct clinical trials in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Dr. Sohur is married to Dr. Suzanne T. Szak, who works in a biopharmaceutical company. They have two children; Arjun is 14 and Raina is 12. They also have a dog named Zigzag, who has the run of the house.