Dr. Maithili Rao, MD


Hematology | Female

Dr. Maithili Rao, MD

Dr. Maithili Rao, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Springfield, NJ. She is 41 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville.

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For detalied infromation about Dr.Rao and Advanced Care Oncology and Hematology Associates (ACOHA) please visit www.njacoha.com. The practice was founded by Dr. Rao with a mission of providing the highest level of quality cancer and hematology care in a personalized, integrative approach. We care for adults with a wide range of blood disorders and cancers and treat patients by encompassing a 360 degree integrated approach in a private setting.

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Patient Comments (8)
in West Orange, NJ |
in Wayne, NJ |
In June 2016 I was diagnosed with Non-hodgkins Lymphoma. Dr. Rao was referred to me from the diagnosing doctor. Within 14 hours, she was meeting with us. Our first meeting lasted almost 2 hours as she explained the disease, treatment and side effects. She is absolutely wonderful - brilliant, compassionate and warm. I was in remission as she promised within 5 months. Her staff of nurses, technicians and administration make you feel that you are part of a family. Love her!
in Livingston, NJ |
I seriously hit the jackpot when I met Dr. Rao! She understood and immediately knew the REASON for my unusual case of mild iron deficiency anemia which puzzled countless other doctors over the past 2 yrs. She explained her thoughts by taking the time to draw diagrams. Dr. Rao is thorough, patient, kind, sincere, compassionate, and seriously brilliant. She also has a vibrant personality! Thanks to Dr. Rao I will receive the proper treatment so I can finally stay awake during the day!
in Springfield, NJ |
Dr Rao is compassionate, confident and experienced in treatment of cancer. She takes her time, explains your condition, outlines the plan and answers all questions. She is a strong proponent of integrated medicine. Her staff is superb in supporting all of your needs. The doctor's office, lab, infusion center and pharmacy are all in the same building. Dr. Rao takes the stress out of chemotherapy and allows you to heal and live a good life. She is wonderful. I am grateful to be her patient
in East Orange NJ |
I was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in October, 2015. I was referred to Dr. Rao by my thoracic surgeon. On my very first visit, a patient told me that they perform miracles here and I quickly found out that the statement was a fact. Dr. Rao is an accomplished, visionary Oncologist. She is fully aware of all the different types of treatments available and makes the best choices for her patients. What sets Dr. Rao above the rest is her genuine compassion. I just love her.
in Union NJ |
Almost 3 years ago she diagnosed me with stage 4 breast cancer & had a collapsed vertibrae in my spine. She told me that she was going to take care of me & was going to lead a long priductive life. I went through radiation, chemo & physical therapy for my spine. Dr. Rao's staff is amazing ... & everyone knows your name. They still to this day go out of their way to ALWAYS make me feel comfortably & like family. My recovery is a true miracle & couldn't have fone it without Dr Rao & her staff!
in Lakewood, NJ |
Dr. Rao saved my life. I was admitted to St. Barnabas ER, unbeknownst to me with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I was critical & didn't have much time...left lung filling with fluid, unable to breath, lymph nodes swollen. I had no idea what was happening. Dr. Rao was amazing! She was FAST ACTING, CONFIDENT, REASSURING... everything my family and I needed to get through those 1st difficult days. She diagnosed me and got me to a place that could help me. I'm almost 2yr in remission! THANK YOU!
in New Vernon, NJ |
When one is a patient of Dr. Rao ones expects an expertise beyond the norm--and that is exactly what happens when one enter Dr. Rao's office! It is not just her knowledge as an oncologist, but her leadership permeates the entire office. Whether it is the receptionist, the nurses, the prescription personnel--it is the entire staff that makes a patient feel welcome, and this positive feeling transfers to ones physical health. Mental and physical health go together--as do Dr. Rao and her staff.
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Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

For detalied infromation about Dr.Rao and Advanced Care Oncology and Hematology Associates (ACOHA) please visit www.njacoha.com. The practice was founded by Dr. Rao with a mission of providing the highest level of quality cancer and hematology care in a personalized, integrative approach. We care for adults with a wide range of blood disorders and cancers and treat patients by encompassing a 360 degree integrated approach in a private setting.

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 Hematology
  •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patient's Choice Award, 2011
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  • Media & Publications
    • Treatment and Prevention of venous thromoembolism in cancer patients, 2008
    • Molecular genetic changes associated with colorectal carcinogenesis are not prognostic for tumor regression following preoperative chemoradiation of rectal carcinoma, 2009
    • Dueling Histologies: Syncrhronous cancers with a common lineage, 6/2010

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Board Certifications

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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease


  • Medical School
    University of Bombay / Grant Medical College

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Saint Barnabas Med Ctr

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Rochester Strong Meml Hosp

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Bombay / Grant Medical College

    Graduated in 1999

  • Other Education
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center-Chief Medical Resident

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Blood Draw
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Testing
  • Plasmapheresis