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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
33 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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

224 Memorial Blvd.
Connellsville, PA 15425
Office Phone:
(724) 439-8100

650 Cherry Tree Ln.
Uniontown, PA 15401
Office Phone:
(724) 439-8100


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 18, 2017

Never had a bad experience with Dr. Rao.

May 03, 2017

team went out of their way to complete a range of test needed for my condition.

April 13, 2017

Dr. Rao is excellent!

January 12, 2017

Dr. Rao was excellent

December 28, 2016

Dr. Rao is an excellent cardiologist.

December 14, 2016

Great experience!

November 28, 2016

dr Rao shows great concern for my situation. he gets worried if he doesn't have info needed and gets that info right away and then calls me as soon as he gets it. I feel safe in his care

November 03, 2016

Front office staff were extremely nice and Dr. Rao was very friendly and thorough and clearly showed that he had my best interest at heart. Although he is not my usual cardiologist, he treated me very well. You are lucky to have him in the UPMC fold.

October 17, 2016

Provider seemed he was not well informed of my condition although this was my first visit to see him, however, he is part of the heart group my other doctor is associated with. He should have been better informed of my heart condition and procedures that I had gone through.

September 22, 2016

Dr. Rao was fantastic!!!!