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Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
52 Patient
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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave.
Suite 514
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 621-1500

UPMC Mercy Professional Building
1350 Locust St.
First floor, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office Phone:
(412) 232-9030


Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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May 29, 2018

All good experiences.

April 26, 2018

Dr. Rao was very prepared. We had a dialogue about my health. I found him to be understanding, kind and compassionate. I recommend him to my husband and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking a UPMC cardiologist.

March 06, 2018

Dr. Rao and staff were very helpful and the visit went very well.

March 02, 2018

Dr. Roa is very thorough will the care you receive. He does not tell you what he wants to do and includes you in all decision making regarding your care. HE IS THE BEST!!!!

January 29, 2018

Dr. Roa has always been on of my favorite doctors. He takes his time, tells you everything in common easy to understand terms.

January 24, 2018

He can't retire!!!!!!

January 03, 2018

Dr. Rao always takes the time to discuss issues and findings from the exam. I am very satisfied with his treatment of my condition.

January 03, 2018

Dr Rao was knowledgable and efficient , energetic and courteous; perfect combination.

December 19, 2017

Dr. Rao is the best.

December 13, 2017

He was very kind and pleasant.