Dr. Babar Rao, MD


Dermatology | Male

Dr. Babar Rao, MD
Dr. Babar Rao, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Somerset, NJ. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
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 went to him with an open mind hoping things might be different for me. Sadly, they were not.
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 been to RWJ. Even though RWJ's bait and switch was at fault, Dr Rao did nothing to resolve this issue despite me disputing the charge for over a year, forcing me to pay my entire bill out of pocket.
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 . When I asked for a body check he said we had done it already. A week later at another do 5 suspicious areas were removed from my face, chest and back. All were precancerous. Scary
in Hillsborough, NJ |
They make you wait about 1 month to get an appointment with Dr. Rao. Then when you go to see him, some other Dr. sees you and you have redo your history, then she gets Dr. Rao who make s a cameo 2 minute appearance. He doesn't talk to you the patient but gives instructions to the other Dr who then executes it. They move fast, talk fast and always in a hurry.
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Dr. Rao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
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  •  No sanctions found
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  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Warts


  • Medical School
    Rawalpindi Med College University Of Punjab Rawalpindi Pakistan

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Cornell University Ny Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1999


    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

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  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology

Procedures Performed

  • 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