Praveen Raju, M.D., Ph.D.
Child Neurology
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Praveen Raju, M.D., Ph.D.

Child Neurology

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 37 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurogenetics


  • Childhood Medulloblastoma
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Congenital Malformation of Brain
  • Headache
  • Seizure
  • Neuropathy Associated With Cancer


Board Certifications

  • Neurology With Special Qualifications In Child Neurology

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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


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Praveen B. Raju, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and previously the Caryl & Israel A. Englander Clinical Scholar in Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medicine 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 with a particular focus on medulloblastoma and its relationship to developmental signal transduction pathways. Through the utilization of sophisticated mouse genetics techniques, Dr. Raju and his team are creating new and improved preclinical mouse 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 in order to improve their outcomes. Dr. Raju's research program has received support from the NIH/NINDS, NIH/NICHD, Department of Defense (DOD), STARR Cancer Consortium, St. Baldrick's Foundation for Childhood Cancer, Hartwell Foundation for Pediatric Research, American Brain Tumor Association, Unravel Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation, and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.


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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • 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
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • 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
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  1. 2016-        Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Innovation Award
  2. 2015-2016 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation Hope Scholar
  3. 2012-2015 Hartwell Investigator, The Hartwell Foundation
  4. 2009-2014 NIH/NINDS K08 Clinical Scientist Career Development Award
  5. 2006-2009 NIH/NICHD Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) Fellow
  6. 2011-2016 Caryl & Israel A. Englander Clinical Scholar Award in Children's Health
  7. 2010 Top Research Poster Prize, MSKCC Geoffrey Beene Cancer Center Annual Mtg
  8. 2010 Top Research Poster Prize, MSKCC Brain Tumor Center Annual Mtg
  9. 2009 NIH Loan Repayment Award, National Institute for Child Health & Development
  10. 2006 George Von L. Meyer Award (Children's Hospital, Boston)
  11. 1992-2001 NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow
  12. 1992 Nassau Fund Undergraduate Research Prize

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