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April Danielle Pruski, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages: English, Polish


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

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 1-163
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


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. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

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  • MD, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Pruski, A., Cantarero, G. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Motor Recovery Following Brain Injury. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep (2020).

Pruski A, Celnik P. The Use of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Specifically Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation After Stroke. AM J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Aug;98(8):735-736. dio: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001209 PMID: 31318756

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

Activities & Honors


  • Resident of the Year: Howard A. Rusk Teaching Award, New York University Langone Medical Center, 2017 - 2018
  • Mack Lipkin Summer Research Abroad, University of Reims, France, 2011 - 2011


  • American Medical Association
  • New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Miraculous Story of Survivng COVID | Black News Channel (August 2020)

After 117 days in the hospital with coronavirus, a nurse finally goes home | Today (July 2020)

Nurse Hospitalized for 4 Months with COVID is Returning Home | Fox Baltimore (July 2020)

The Recovery Process of ICU COVID-19 Patients | Public Health On Call (July 2020)

Life After A COVID-19 Diagnosis | Connecticut Public Radio (June 2020)

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