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Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Sudhakar (Ken) Rao, MD

Director of Obstetrics, Hillcrest Hospital.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/23/2023, 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

70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

This was my first time meeting Dr. Rao. He was very pleasant.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Rao is outstanding!! He has been my doctor for over 23 years and this was a different appointment than my standard annual. He took the time to talk to me, explain the surgery, recovery time, risks, etc.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Super engaging caring and knowledgeable DoctorObviously cares about the total well being of his patients

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr Rao is the best - patient, caring, excellent communicator, and so skilled at his job. I am so glad he returned to CC.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Thrilled Dr.Rao is back!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr Rao was kind, thoughtful and sensitive to my needs. He made me feel comfortable and prepared for my procedure and answered all questions that I had in a timely fashion

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr Rao is the most amazing dr ever!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Good experience...Dr Rao is very easy to talk to and takes the time to answer questions.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

I love dr Rao and am elated that he is back

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Rao is fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

*Dr. Rao was a perfect doctor. I am so happy to have established care with him.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Very kind, easygoing Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr Rao is so wonderful, caring, personable, absolutely top notch. I feel very lucky that he's my Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Very rare to have a doctor with an equal blend of medical expertise and sensitivity to the patient. Dr. Rao has both, and I feel very fortunate to have him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr Rao is great. Any time I visit Dr Rao I always feel better after speaking with him. I have every confidence in Dr Rao as my OB and am lucky to have him as my doctor. He's an excellent listener, educator, wealth of knowledge (obviously), and kind bedside manner.

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