Praveen Raju, MD, PhD

Praveen Raju, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Neurology; Neurological complications of cancer (headaches, seizures, neuropathy, cognitive impairment)

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About Me


MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Neurology with special certification in Child Neurology

I am a pediatric neurologist who cares for children with brain tumors and other cancers that affect the brain and spinal cord, as well as those with neurological complications of cancer treatment, including seizures, headaches, cognitive impairment, and neuropathy. I also have research expertise in molecular and genetic aspects of pediatric brain tumor biology.

I have a joint appointment at Weill Cornell Medicine as the Caryl and Israel A. Englander Clinical Scholar in Children’s Health. In this role, I run a research laboratory studying the developmental origins of brain tumors including medulloblastoma, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRT). We use sophisticated genetics techniques to develop novel and improved animal models of these devastating childhood brain tumors in order to better understand their biology, identify mechanisms of resistance to current therapies, and test new experimental therapies with the goal of developing clinical trials to ultimately improve the outcomes of affected children.

In addition to patient care and research, I am active in teaching and mentoring pediatric oncology fellows, residents, and medical students at MSK and Weill Cornell. I am Assistant Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Training Program and Co-Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (NSADA) Child Neurology Research Fellowship Training Program at Weill Cornell. I have received several awards, including being named a Hartwell Investigator from the Hartwell Foundation for Pediatric Research and a Hope Scholar from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation.

I find it extremely rewarding to work with children and their families and to provide them with coordinated care, education, and support through a multidisciplinary team approach at MSK. My goal is to leverage my research expertise to improve treatment outcomes and minimize side effects for brain tumor patients so that these children can live as normal a life as possible.


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Research and Publications

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