Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD

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Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD
Dr. Rao received his medical degree from the University of Bombay, India and followed that with training in Internal Medicine and a subsequent Doctorate in Medicine (Neurology) at the same academic institution. Dr. Rao has also earned the MRCP (UK) and trained in clinical neurophysiology, becoming a Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Royal Preston Hospital, England. He developed extensive experience in Epilepsy and Epilepsy monitoring. After his relocation to the US, he completed a residency in Neurology at St. Louis University and a fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at Wayne State University. He served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center before joining our practice. Dr. Rao currently serves as the Chief of Neurology at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers recently recognized Dr. Rao as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. He is Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Medicine

Lawrenceville Neurology Center

3131 Princeton Pike Ste 3-202

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD

Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Specialists in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, the physicians at Lawrenceville Neurology Center address diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. In practice since 1981, you can rely on us for the diagnosis and treatment of multiple neurologic disorders including, but not limited to: Headaches, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy (seizures), strokes and cerebrovascular disorders, peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, myasthenia and other neuromuscular diseases. Combining extensive experience, compassion and the latest technology, we continually strive to provide the best and most comprehensive neurologic care available.
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Dr. Rao's Experience

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Dr. Rao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Epilepsy
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • Ambulatory EEG With Video Monitoring
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Doppler Test
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)

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.

Education

  • University of Bombay / Grant Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Bombay / Grant Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Detroit Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
3.2
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in New Jersey |
I've only had one appointment with Dr. Rao and it was positive. I have more appointments upcomng.
in Princeton, nj |
Dr Rao is an excellent neurologist and I wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone needing assistance in the areas I a see him for.
in Princeton, NJ |
He's great. He diagnosed my problem, patiently answered all of my questions, and didn't order unnecessary procedures to bill my insurance, unlike several other physicians in central NJ.
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Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
1 Plainsboro Rd
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
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