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April Danielle Pruski, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Languages: English, Polish
Expertise: Acute Stroke Care, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury ...read more
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April Pruski, M.D., is a stroke and brain injury rehabilitation specialist serving patients in the Baltimore area. Dr. Pruski specializes in neurologic rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or stroke. Her expertise spans from inpatient rehabilitation of acute stroke patients to outpatient spasticity management, noninvasive brain stimulation and other treatments that aid in recovery of neurologic functions.
Dr. Pruski trained at New York University Langone Rusk Rehabilitation for her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She also completed the Acupuncture Integrative Medicine Program for Physicians at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York.
Outside her medical practice, Dr. Pruski has been involved in several research studies, has taught in a masters-level program and took part in numerous volunteer opportunities, including serving as a Special Olympics physician.
- Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Departments / Divisions
- MD, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2014)
- NYU Langone Medical Center / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2018)
- Pending/Scheduled / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Research & Publications
Perfetti B, Moisello C, Landsness EC, Kvint S, Pruski A, Onofrj M, Tononi G, Ghilardi MF. Temporal evolution of oscillatory activity predicts performance in a choice-reaction time reaching task. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Jan;105(1):18-27. doi: 10.1152/jn.00778.2010. Epub 2010 Nov 3. PMID: 21047934
Chattopadhyay M, Velazquez CA, Pruski A, Nia KV, Abdellatif KR, Keefer LK, Kashfi K. Comparison between 3-Nitrooxyphenyl acetylsalicylate (NO-ASA) and O2-(acetylsalicyloxymethyl)-1-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)diazen-1-ium-1,2-diolate (NONO-ASA) as safe anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antioxidant prodrugs. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2010 Nov;335(2):443-50. doi: 10.1124/jpet.110.171017. Epub 2010 Aug 2. Erratum in: J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2010 Dec;335(3):861. PMID: 20679133
Kvint S, Bassiri B, Pruski A, Nia J, Nemet I, Lopresti M, Perfetti B, Moisello C, Tononi G, Ghilardi MF. Acquisition and retention of motor sequences: the effects of time of the day and sleep. Arch Ital Biol. 2011 Sep;149(3):303-12. doi: 10.4449/aib.v149i3.1244. Erratum in: Arch Ital Biol. 2012 Mar;150(1):30. PMID: 22028091
Fusco H, Pruski A, Shin R. Brain Injury: Medical Complications. Sackheim, K. Rehab Clinical Pocket Guide: Rehabilitation Medicine. Springer, In press.
Fusco H, Pruski A, Shin R. Brain Injury: Concussion. Sackheim, K. Rehab Clinical Pocket Guide: Rehabilitation Medicine. Springer, In press.
Activities & Honors
- Resident of the Year: Howard A. Rusk Teaching Award, New York University Langone Medical Center, 2017 - 2017
- Mack Lipkin Summer Research Abroad, University of Reims, France, 2011 - 2011
- American Medical Association
- New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation