Preeti Raghavan, MD

  • Specialties: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil
  • Phone: 212-598-6206

About Me

I wear two hats at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation. In my clinical practice, I treat patients recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries, as well as people with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and brachial plexus injuries. In my research, I investigate how neurological injuries affect motor skills in the upper extremities. 

These focuses complement each other—my research improves treatments for my patients, and treating my patients inspires new research questions. For example, I often help people regain the use of the hand on the side of the body affected by stroke. This fuels my research work into how stroke affects hand and finger function, which subsequently allows me to improve treatment for my patients.

I also specialize in rehabilitation for people who have musculoskeletal problems in their upper extremities. This may include hand or arm pain resulting from overuse. My work often involves helping people relearn how to move, because hand and arm motor skills are influenced by the way other supporting body parts are activated.

Conditions and Treatments

neurological rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, spasticity, rehabilitation therapy, cerebral palsy, hand injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), musculoskeletal problem, vestibular rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Mentor, PRM Research Faculty
  • Director, Division of Motor Recovery Research
Board Certifications
  • American Board of PM&R (Brain Injury Medicine), 2014
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2003
Education and Training
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Rehab Medicine, 2002

Locations and Appointments

13 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

301 East 17th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003


Phone: 212-598-6206

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My Research

Learn more about my research at the Motor Recovery Research Laboratory.


  • Human Recombinant Hyaluronidase Injections For Upper Limb Muscle Stiffness in Individuals With Cerebral Injury: A Case Series

    Raghavan, Preeti; Lu, Ying; Mirchandani, Mona; Stecco, Antonio
    EBioMedicine. 2016 May 13. ?-?

  • Effect of blocking tactile information from the fingertips on adaptation and execution of grip forces to friction at the grasping surface

    Bilaloglu, Seda; Lu, Ying; Geller, Daniel; Rizzo, John-Ross; Aluru, Viswanath; Gardner, Esther P; Raghavan, Preeti
    Journal of neurophysiology. 2015 Dec 9. 115 (3): 1122-1131 jn.00639.2015

  • Viscoelastic Properties of Hyaluronan in Physiological Conditions

    Cowman, Mary K; Schmidt, Tannin A; Raghavan, Preeti; Stecco, Antonio
    F1000Research. 2015 Aug 25. 4: 622-622

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