Department Primary Care Pediatrics
Primary Location Akron General Medical Office Building, Tallmadge
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - State University of New York
Brooklyn, NY USA

Residency - Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University
New Delhi, India

Internship - Egmore Maternity and Children's Hospital
Madres, India

Medical Education - Lady Hardinge Medical College
New Delhi, India


  • Pediatrics
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/5/2020, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

doctor Roa is the best kids love her

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Rao has always been a wonderful pediatrician for my daughter. She is caring and professional. Her staff is nice and very helpful.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Rao is the absolute best. Never any problems. Exceptional with children

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

she is an awesome doctor with awesome staff

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Rao took an excess of time to ensure my son's visit was thorough. She also called me on the phone personally the next day to ensure the process for a referral to a specialist was moving along properly and provided me with resources to get my son into a specialist and special programs. I have never been happier with a physician than I was with her. Her bedside manner, efficiency and compassion is to be commended several times over. She has set the bar for all CCF physicians going forward. I truly could not be happier with my experience for my son, and I say this as a former CCF employee and medical professional myself.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Rao is the greatest!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Rao is a wonderful and caring physician.

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