Preeti Raghavan

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Preeti Raghavan, M.D.

Assistant Professor;
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Fac)

Contact Info

240 East 38th Street
Floor 17 Room 17023
Ambulatory Care Center 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016

212-598-6206, 212-263-0344

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Medical Specialties

Rehabilitation Medicine

Medical Expertise

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Spasticity Therapy, Stroke Rehab, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation, Hand Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vestibular Rehab


Tamil, Hindi


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Board Certification

2013 — Ab Pm&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


1991-1995 — Rajah Muthaih Medical College, Medical Education
1998-1999 — Wyckoff Heights Hospital (Internal Medicine), Internship
1999-2002 — Montefiore Medical Center (Rehab Medicine), Residency Training

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Research Interests

About Dr. Raghavan; 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.?

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


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 ;5:106-106, Frontiers in neurology
— id: 1283302, year: 2014, vol: 5, 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 ;32(1):38-46, Music therapy perspectives
— id: 1283752, year: 2014, vol: 32, page: 38, stat: Journal Article,

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;:?-? e116114, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 1419712, year: 2014, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Motor dual-task effect on gait and task of upper limbs in older adults under specific task prioritization: pilot study
Oh-Park, Mooyeon; Holtzer, Roee; Mahoney, Jeannette; Wang, Cuiling; Raghavan, Preeti; Verghese, Joe
2013 Apr;25(1):99-106, Aging clinical & experimental research
— id: 668132, year: 2013, vol: 25, page: 99, stat: Journal Article,

Autonomic mechanisms of emotional reactivity and regulation
Uy, Catherine C; Jeffery, Iain A; Wilson, Matthew; Aluru, Viswanath; Madan, Anita; Lu, Ying; Raghavan, Preeti
2013 ;4(8):669-675, Psychology
— id: 1283732, year: 2013, vol: 4, page: 669, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke survivors talk while doing: Development of a therapeutic framework for continued rehabilitation of hand function post stroke
Sabini, Rosanna C; Dijkers, Marcel P J M; Raghavan, Preeti
2012 Oct;:124-131, Journal of hand therapy
— id: 240282, year: 2012, vol: , page: 124, stat: Journal Article,

Compensatory motor control after stroke: an alternative joint strategy for object-dependent shaping of hand posture
Raghavan, Preeti; Santello, Marco; Gordon, Andrew M; Krakauer, John W
2010 Jun;103(6):3034-3043, Journal of neurophysiology
— id: 110010, year: 2010, vol: 103, page: 3034, stat: Journal Article,

The nature of hand motor impairment after stroke and its treatment
Raghavan, Preeti
2007 Jun;9(3):221-228, Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine
— id: 109171, year: 2007, vol: 9, page: 221, stat: Journal Article,

Impaired anticipatory control of fingertip forces in patients with a pure motor or sensorimotor lacunar syndrome
Raghavan, Preeti; Krakauer, John W; Gordon, Andrew M
2006 Jun;129(Pt 6):1415-1425, Brain
— id: 109166, year: 2006, vol: 129, page: 1415, stat: Journal Article,

Patterns of impairment in digit independence after subcortical stroke
Raghavan, Preeti; Petra, Electra; Krakauer, John W; Gordon, Andrew M
2006 Jan;95(1):369-378, Journal of neurophysiology
— id: 109164, year: 2006, vol: 95, page: 369, stat: Journal Article,