Dr. Ravi D. Rao, MD

Dr. Ravi D. Rao, MD

Oncology | Male | 43 years old

Dr. Ravi D. Rao is board certified in oncology and hematology. His goal is to...Read more

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Dr. Ravi D. Rao is board certified in oncology and hematology. His goal is to be his patients' companion during...   Read More

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      Specialties

      • Oncology
      • Hematology
      • Internal Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Hematology
      • Internal Medicine
      • Medical Oncology
      • Oncology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Leukemia
      • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
      • Adrenal Gland Cancer
      • All Lymphoma
      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Anal Disorders
      • Anemia
      • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Bile Duct Cancer
      • Bladder Cancer
      • Bleeding Disorders
      • Blood Disorders
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • 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 and Biliary Tract Cancer
      • Gallbladder 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
      • Salivary Gland Cancer
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Sickle Cell Disease
      • Skin Cancer
      • Small Intestine Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Testicular Cancer
      • Thalassemia
      • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
      • Thrombocytosis
      • Thrombosis
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Tongue Cancer
      • Tonsil Cancer
      • Urinary Disorders
      • Uterine Cancer
      • Uterine Diseases
      • Vascular Disease
      • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Vulvar Cancer

      Procedures Performed

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

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences, All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

        Completed in 1997

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics In Madison

        Completed in 2000

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Mayo Clinic Rochester

        Completed in 2004

      • Undergraduate School
        All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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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 Oncology
      • Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Rao's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

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      Dr. Rao says...

      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.

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      Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

      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.