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Dr. Rao's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Rao "Dr. Rao received his BA degree and MD degree with distinction in research from St. Louis University in Missouri. His ophthalmology residency was at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and his vitreoretinal fellowship was at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. He is also an Assistant Professor in the UH Case Medical Center Ophthalmology residency program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. He was recognized with an "Attending of the Year Award" in 2015 for his unrelenting commitment to resident education. Dr. Rao has earned the honor of being named to the Best Doctors in America list, after being nominated by his peers as one of the top ophthalmologists in the nation. Dr. Rao's principal areas of interest are macular surgery, retinal detachment surgery, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal lasers. In addition to his clinical and academic work, he is an active investigator in national research studies."
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Diabetic Eye Exam
Repair of Retinal Detachment
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Retina and Vitreous Surgery
Retinal Laser Surgery
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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St Louis University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2004
Forest Park Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
University Hospital Case Western
Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
New York Eye & Ear Inf
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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