Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD

Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD is a neurology specialist in Lawrenceville, NJ and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University of Bombay / Grant Medical College in 1984 and specializes in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and more.Read his story

3131 Princeton Pike Ste 3-202

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
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more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Rao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rao "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"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rao "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."


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

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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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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

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Dr. Rao's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Rao is an outstanding neurologist, one who believes in understanding my entire history and not rushing into either diagnosis or medication/surgery. I wish we had more doctors like him.
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I've only had one appointment with Dr. Rao and it was positive. I have more appointments upcomng.
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Dr Rao is an excellent neurologist and I wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone needing assistance in the areas I a see him for.
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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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