Preeti Raghavan

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Preeti Raghavan

Assistant Professor;
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Fac)

Contact Info

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

212-598-6250, 212-263-0344
212-263-0418

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Medical Specialties

Rehabilitation Medicine

Medical Expertise

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

Languages

Tamil, Hindi

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AFFINITY EXCHANGE- ESSENTIAL, Cigna HMO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, FIDELIS EXCHANGE, GHI CBP, HEALTHREPUBLIC, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP FAM HLTH, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICAID, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, METROPLUS EXCHANGE PLANS, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, Tricare, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, WORKERS COMP

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Board Certification

2013 — Ab Pm&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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.?