Praveen B Raju

Praveen B Raju, MD, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience


Pediatric Neurology

Research Topics:

Anti-Tumor Therapy, Blood-Brain Barrier, Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Developmental Neurobiology, Drug Resistance, Epigenetics, Metastasis, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Signal Transduction, Technology & Innovation, Translational Research

Praveen B. Raju, MD, PhD is a pediatric neurologist with board certification 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 as an NIH-funded MSTP Fellow. 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 Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School in 2006 where he served as Chief Fellow during his final year.

Following his clinical training, Dr. Raju was selected for the NIH-funded Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) where he completed advanced research training in mouse genetics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to joining the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he served on the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine for 10 years where he received the Caryl & Israel A. Englander Clinical Scholar in Children’s Health Award and also cared for children with neurological issues on the Pediatric Cancer Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

At Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, Dr. Raju's primary clinical focus in pediatric onco-neurology treats patients with neurological complications of cancer including seizures, headaches, and neuropathy. His clinic also has a special interest in pediatric neurofibromatosis (NF) and pediatric neurogenetic disorders.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Raju directs the Laboratory for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research at ISMMS and studies the developmental origins of pediatric brain tumors with a particular translational focus on identifying improved therapies for medulloblastoma. He is also the Director of the Mount Sinai Pediatric Neurology Residency Program and Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

Dr. Raju is on Twitter at @RajuBrainLab


Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Brain / Nervous System Cancer
  • Brain Malformation
  • Brain Tumors
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Neurofibromatosis

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Cancer Biology [CAB], Neuroscience [NEU]


MD,PHD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Fellowship, Child Neurology, Children's Hospital Boston

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