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Preeti Raghavan, M.B.B.S.

Preeti Raghavan, M.B.B.S.

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  • Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute Endowed Chair
  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil


Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury more

Research Interests

Interventions to enhance motor recovery after stroke; development of novel technology and new treatments for muscle stiffness; emotional regulation and its interaction with recovery. more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Preeti Raghavan, M.B.B.S., is a rehabilitation physician specializing in stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Raghavan is director of the Center of Excellence in Stroke Treatment, Recovery and Rehabilitation at the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute. She uses innovative approaches to rehabilitation from stroke and other brain injuries, and holds several patents for new technologies to support stroke recovery.

Dr. Raghavan is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where she also serves as a vice chair for research. She completed a research fellowship in motor control and learning at Columbia University after a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research interests include the recovery of arm and hand function after brain injury, treatment of muscle stiffness, improving access to cost-effective stroke rehabilitation and investigating how emotional regulation interacts with recovery. more


  • Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute Endowed Chair
  • Vice Chair for Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director, Recovery and Rehabilitation, Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute
  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS; Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospitals (1997)


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Montefiore Medical Center (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Brain Injury Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) (2003)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Jayasree-Krishnan V, Ghosh S, Palumbo A, Kapila V, Raghavan P. Developing a Framework for Designing and Deploying Technology-Assisted Rehabilitation Post Stroke. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2020 Nov 2; Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001634

Seixas A, Chung DP, Richards SL, Madhavaram S, Raghavan P, Gago J, Casimir G, Jean-Louis G. The impact of short and long sleep duration on instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among stroke survivors. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2019 Jan 4;15:177-182. DOI: 10.2147/NDT.S177527. eCollection 2019.

Amorapanth PX, Aluru V, Stone J, Yousefi A, Tang A, Cox S, Aronson M, Bilaloglu S, Lu Y, Rath J, Long C, Im B, Raghavan, P. Traumatic Brain Injury Results in Altered Physiologic, But Not Subjective Responses to Emotional Stimuli. Brain Inj. 2018 Sep 27:1-8. DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2018.1519598. 

Rangan A, Mcgrouther CC, Kelsoe J, Schork N, Stahl E, Zhu Q, Krishnan A, Yao V, Troyanskay O, Bilaloglu S, Raghavan P. A loop-counting method for covariate-corrected low-rank biclustering of gene-expression and genome-wide association study data. PLOS Computational Biology. 2018 May 14;14(5):e1006105. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006105.

Ilunga TD, Seals SR, Raghavan P. Correlates of physical function among stroke survivors: an examination of the 2015 BRFSS. Public Health. 2018 Feb;155:17-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.11.007. Epub 2017 Dec 22.


Rehabilitative training devices for use by stroke patients
Patent # US Patent 8,523,792 B2 | 

Non-Provisional Patent for Game-Based Sensorimotor Rehabilitator
Patent # PCT/US2014/038124 | 

Non-Provisional Patent for Modular Multi-Joint Rehabilitation Training System and Method
Patent # PCT/US14/45103 | 

Use of Hyaluronidase for Treatment of Muscle Stiffness
Patent # PCT/US2015/040767 | 

Provisional Patent for Cost-Effective Mechatronic Devices for Stroke Rehabilitation
Patent # U.S. Application no. 62/152,315 | 

Activities & Honors


  • Howard A. Rusk Associate Professor for Rehabilitation Research, NYU Langone, 2018
  • Invited Participant, The Kottke Society, an honorary society dedicated to the advancement of physiatry which brings together the leading minds in physiatry to explore and discuss the future of the specialty, 2018
  • Women in Medicine Honoree, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2017
  • YoungStroke Champion Award, 2016
  • Selected to NSF funded I-corps program for academic entrepreneurs, 2014
  • Selected to participate in Mentor Development Program, New York University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Stroke Disparity Training certificate, Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions, New York University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Invited Participant, NIH/NINDS sponsored Interventions Designed to Eliminate and Solve (IDEAS) Stroke Disparities Workshop, 2013
  • Mid-Career Award, The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013
  • Invited Participant, NIH/NICHD-sponsored Plasticity Workshop, 2011
  • Invited to Program in Academic Leadership (PAL), The Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2009


  • Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2018

    Member Global Academic Physiatry Task Force

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2016

    Member Research Committee

  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation, 2016 - 2016

    Member Advocacy Committee

  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2010 - 2012
  • American Physiological Society, 2010
  • Society for Neuroscience, 2003
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2005 - 2011

     Member Program Committee

  • Resident Physician Council, 2000 - 2001

    Vice Chair, Research Advisory and Advocacy Committee

  • Resident Physician Council, 1999 - 2002

    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Program Representative

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors (voluntary), Third Street Music School Settlement, 2017 - 2017
  • Peer Mentor, Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Research (PRIDE), 2014 - 2014
  • Chairperson, International Scientific Advisory Board, YoungStroke, Inc, 2015 - 2015
  • Medical Director, YoungStroke Inc., 2014 - 2014

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Technology to Advance the Standard of Care in Rehabilitation after Stroke
    Lightening Talk, NYU Health Tech Symposium, New York, New York (06/08/2018)
    NYU School of Medicine
  • The Future of Stroke Care
    Lecture to students of Health-Related Career Opportunities Program (HCOP), New York, New York (06/06/2018)
    NYU School of Medicine
  • How can we structure training for recovery of arm and hand function post stroke?
    Breakout session talk, Annual Stroke Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah (05/18/2018)
    University of Utah
  • Envisioning the Future of Stroke Care Throughout the Continuum
    Keynote Speaker, Annual Stroke Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah (05/18/2018)
    University of Utah
  • Top Down versus Bottom Up Strategies for Motor Recovery Post Stroke
    Presentation to scientists at the Center for Motor Recovery and the BLAM lab, Baltimore, Maryland (04/24/2018)
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Envisioning the Future of Stroke Recovery
    Grand Rounds, department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baltimore, Maryland (04/24/2018)
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • The Role of Hyaluronan in Spasticity, Muscle Stiffness and Contracture
    Invited Presentation, Conference on Contractures in Duchenne and Other Neuromuscular Conditions, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago, Illinois (04/19/2018)
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Talk to Medical Students at NJIT, Newark, New Jersey (02/12/2018)
    New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • A New Paradigm for Understanding Spasticity
    Invited Presentation, World Congress of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India (02/09/2018)
  • The Past, Present and Future of Robotic Technology in Upper Limb Recovery
    Talk, World Congress of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India (02/08/2018)

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Women in Medicine: Preeti RaghavanAssociation of Academic Physiatrists (September 2020)

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