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Rashmi Rao, MD

Rashmi Rao, MD
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Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Pediatric Cardiology

Akron General

1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, OH 44307

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology and CT Surgery
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About Rashmi Rao, MD

Dr. Rao complete her high school and college education in the Cleveland area and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. She attended medical school at Ohio State University. She completed her Pediatric residency at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, CA and a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at UCSD Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA. She returned to Cleveland for an Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and has since joined the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Cardiology Staff. She has a special interest in echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, and preventive cardiology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Non-Invasive Imaging
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
Pediatric Cardiology
San Diego, CA United States

Residency - UCLA Medical Center (California)
Los Angeles, CA United States

Medical Education - Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH United States

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Professional Highlights

  • Medical Degree: Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency: Mattel Children's Hospital, University of California  Los Angeles
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: Rady Children's Hospital, University of California San Diego
  • Advanced Non-invasive Imaging Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic
  • Board Certification: Certified by American Board of Pediatric in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology


  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Congenital heart disease, pediatric echocardiography, fetal echocardiography


  • American Society of Echocardiography
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/31/2024, Dr. Rao has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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