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Pediatric Neurology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (212) 746-3278 | F: (212) 746-8137
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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Neurology With Special Qualifications In Child Neurology
Specialties
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Child Neurology

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Education/Training

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2000
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001

Honors and Awards

  1. Nassau Fund Undergraduate Research Prize 1992
  2. NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow 1992-2001
  3. George Von L. Meyer Award (Children's Hospital, Boston) 2006
  4. Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) Fellow 2006-2009
  5. NINDS K08 Clinical Scientist Career Development Award 2009-2014
  6. Top Research Poster Prize, MSKCC Brain Tumor Center Annual Mtg 2010
  7. Top Research Poster Prize, MSKCC Geoffrey Beene Cancer Center Annual Mtg 2010
  8. Hartwell Investigator, The Hartwell Foundation 2012-2015
  9. Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation Hope Scholar 2015-

Biography

Titles

Assistant Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Caryl and Israel A. Englander Clinical Scholar
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Biography

Praveen B. Raju, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Caryl & Israel A. Englander Clinical Scholar in Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

Dr. Raju completed his MD in 2001 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he also completed his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology / Genetics. He served as a resident in Pediatrics at Babies & Children's Hospital of New York / Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and subsequently finished his Pediatric Neurology Fellowship training at Children's Hospital, Boston / Harvard Medical School in 2006 where he served as Chief Fellow during his final year. Prior to joining the Weill Cornell Medical College faculty, Dr. Raju was a Fellow of the Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP)  at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Raju directs the Laboratory for Childhood Brain Tumor Research at Weill Cornell Medical College and studies the developmental origins of pediatric brain tumors including medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT), pediatric glioma, and brainstem glioma and their respective relationships to developmental signal transduction pathways. Through the utilization of sophisticated mouse genetics techniques, Dr. Raju and his team are creating new and improved preclinical models of these childhood brain tumors to better understand their biology, investigate novel treatment approaches, as well as identify treatment resistance mechanisms that can be translated back for use in patients.