Dr. Rao received his BA degree and MD degree with distinction in research from St. Louis University in Missouri. His ophthalmology residency was at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and his vitreoretinal fellowship was at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. He is an Assistant Professor in the UH Case Medical Center Ophthalmology residency program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and was recognized with an "Attending of the Year Award" in 2015 for his unrelenting commitment to resident education. He is currently serving as President of the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Rao has earned the honor of being named as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2015, after being nominated by his peers as one of the top ophthalmologists in the nation. He has also been named as a Top Doctor from Castle Connolly and he is a Vitals Patients' Choice award winner.
Dr. Rao's principal areas of interest are macular surgery, retinal detachment surgery, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal lasers. In addition to his clinical and academic work, he is an active investigator in national research studies.
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