Dr. Babar Rao, MD

Dr. Babar Rao, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Babar Rao, MD is a dermatologist in Somerset, NJ and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Rawalpindi Med College University Of Punjab Rawalpindi Pakistan in 1983 and specializes in dermatology, dermatopathology, and more.

1 Worlds Fair Dr Ste 2400

Somerset, NJ 08873

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hair Loss
very high
more than 97% of peers
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rawalpindi Med College University Of Punjab Rawalpindi Pakistan
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Nyu
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Cornell University Ny Presby Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Rao's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Piscataway, NJ
Went to office for body scan and two young female interns came in,did not get the doctor.they did not do a thorough exam no where near what I wanted.needed a spot checked on my cheek,was told to make another appointment.i will make another appointment but not there..not happy
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in Highland park, nj
I've been seeing Dr. Rao for skin checks for years, a family member had melanoma which makes me worried. He looks at all of my moles with a magnifying device, and tells me which ones can just be watched and which ones need to be biopsied (which is a rare occasion). my husband now comes to him for...more
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in Washington, NJ
HORRIBLE experience. He refused to take my concerns seriously and misdiagnosed me. A subsequent visit with another doctor eventually diagnosed me correctly through blood tests and a skin biopsy. Don't waste your time going to him. I wish I took the advice of many here who wrote reviews, but I...more
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Dr. Rao, the head of RWJ Dermatology, is simply not ethical and patently disrespects his patients. Dr Rao saw me on the day of my appointment despite my appointment being made with another RWJ dermatologist. The latter was covered by my insurance; Dr Rao was not. I did not realize since I had never...more
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in Neptune, NJ
I went to dr Rao because I had not had a skin check in over a year and discovered something on my face that was suspicious. I waited 25 min in the exam room. He looked at my face.. And said he would be back. When he came back he removed something on My cheek, did not address the area of my concern...more
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