Dr. Ravi Rao, MD

Dr. Ravi Rao, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ravi D. Rao is board certified in oncology and hematology. His goal is to be his patients' companion during their journey. He believes that providing great care and understanding makes a big difference to patients' quality of life and reduces their suffering. He has great respect for patients and their family and believes it's very important to listen to them in order to find the best possible treatment available. Dr. Rao attended the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, where he completed his internship. He attended the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, completing his residency in 2000. He completed a fellowship, became an attending phsyician and an Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Dr. Rao has been involved in clinical research, with a special interest in new drug development. He has several publications and has received several awards for his work, such as the Division of Oncology Scholarly Award from Mayo Clinic. In his free time Dr. Rao enjoys current affairs and reading science books and science fiction. He also likes listening to audiobooks on various topics, especially during long walks. Dr. Rao has a young daughter who takes up most of his time. Every year they take a family trip in the summer, making it as fun and educational as possible.


7130 N Millbrook Ave Ste 100

Fresno, CA 93720
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rao "At cCARE, we believe that cancer treatment is more than just medicine. It's about compassion, prevention, research and wellness. Even though cancer treatment requires medical intervention, it's our belief that a strong will and a solid support group play a vital role in the healing process. That's why our expert team of board-certified oncologists, hematologists, nurses and other highly-skilled cancer care professionals all work together closely with our patients and their loved ones throughout the course of recovery. It's this compassionate approach, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities, comfortable environment, and commitment to implementing the most advanced treatment techniques available that help make us Central California's premier oncology center."


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  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer


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  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences, All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics In Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Clovis, CA |
Dr. Roa was my wife's doctor for a few years. Several years ago when they company merged with CCare it all when down hill. He changed 100%. We felt like we were no longer a patience just a $$$$$ for them. We have spoken to several of his patiences and they say the same thing. Cancer is a life changing experience that you should feel that your Dr really care. NO SO WITH HIM.............
in Clovis, CA |
Very knowledgeable and intelligent oncologist. Long wait times to see him a serious problem (30 to 90-minutes each visit). His manner generally lacks warmth, which limits his ability to provide compassionate care.
in Atwater, CA |
I have been seeing Dr. Rao since diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with mets to the lungs in 2012. He has treated me with respect, genuine concern and responds rapidly with my concerns. My quality of life is is very important to him and I am doing very well. I consider Dr. Rao a friend as well as a wonderful specialist. I recommend him to anyone with cancer/hematology problems.
in Fresno |
He is a liar. Extreme one dimensional shallow mindset. Numbers and charts only. Will not consider any other facts vital to diagnosis. A fresno doctor for reason. Refuse to refer us to more competent and diverse help on a very unique problem. Over his head. Took advantage of my excellent insurance , kept us in hospital 5 days longer than needed or $10,000. St agnes and Rao The problem
George, I was very sorry to hear of your impressions. I strive to tailor compassionate care for every patient, and as part of the larger cCARE cancer provider group, I also draw on the knowledge of my fellow oncologists to ensure proper diagnosis and the best possible course of treatment. If you would be willing, I would like to invite you to get in touch with our Director of Operations, Cheryl Gentzler, to discuss this experience further with us: 559-447-4930. Thank you, Dr. Rao
in Fresno, CA |
Dr. Roa is a wonderful doctors! I've been a patient of Dr. Roa for the last three years after my PE blood clot and he is the most patient doctor with any questions I have and always very informative and seems to care about my well-being!
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Saint Agnes Medical Center
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Clovis Community Medical Center
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