Preeti Raghavan, MD

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

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

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



  • Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Board Certifications

  • AB PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education and Training

  • 2002
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Rehab Medicine
  • Other Credentials
  • from


Locations and Appointments

23 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna EPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Indemnity
  • Cigna POS
  • EBCBS Pathways/Pathways Enhanced
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Empire BCBS Child Health Plus
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS Healthy NY
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Magnacare HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Metroplus Health Plan (Medicaid)
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Indemnity
  • Vytra
  • Worker's Compensation
*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

Dr. Raghavan wears two hats at the Rusk Institute: She is a practicing physiatrist specializing in neurorehabilitation, and is also a researcher investigating how brain injury affects motor skills in the upper extremities. The two areas complement each other, she explains. Caring for patients helps me develop new research questions, and my research helps me design more effective treatment protocols for my patients. Dr. Raghavan is also exploring how music can help patients relearn motor skills. Our brains evolved for movement, she observes. Our emotions plays a big part in that, and so does our ability to plan our movements. To move, you have to set yourself free. I'm interested in any approach that helps bring the body into that state. These insights also apply to Dr. Raghavan's research work on how stroke affects hand and finger function. Stroke typically impairs one side of the body, she says. Patients are often able to learn to walk with their affected leg, but they tend to have more difficulty regaining use of their hand on that side. In her studies of hand function in stroke patients, subjects wear a cyberglove that records the movement in every finger joint, as well as sensors that measure muscle activation in the arms and other body parts. A hallmark of hand function is being able to adapt your movements flexibly to the task at hand, says Dr. Raghavan. Our research goal is to try to access this capability. In her clinical practice, Dr. Raghavan treats patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injuries and other neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis. She also specializes in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems in the upper extremities, such as in musicians or people who work at computer keyboards who develop hand or arm pain from overuse. Movement in the hands or arms is always influenced by the way other supporting body parts are activated, she notes. For example, hand pain may be related to a person's posture or how they hold their shoulders. A lot of my rehabilitation work involves helping patients relearn how to move.


  • Effect of auditory constraints on motor performance depends on stage of recovery post-stroke

    Aluru, Viswanath; Lu, Ying; Leung, Alan; Verghese, Joe; Raghavan, Preeti 2014; 106-106, Frontiers in neurology — id: 1283302, year: 2014, page: 106, stat: Journal Article
  • From Historic to Contemporary: Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation

    Guerrero, Nina; Turry, Aaln; Geller, Daneil; Raghavan, Preeti 2014; 38-46, Music therapy perspectives — id: 1283752, year: 2014, page: 38
  • The effects of emotionally charged auditory stimulation on gait performance in the elderly: a preliminary study

    Rizzo, John-Ross; Raghavan, Preeti; McCrery, J R; Oh-Park, Mooyeon; Verghese, Joe 2014 Dec; ?-?, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation — id: 1419712, year: 2014, page: ?, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
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