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Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital



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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

186 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Rao is a wonderful doctor who cares about me. He is gentle and kind during check ups. He explains what he's doing and is very thoughtful in treating me with respect.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Ken Rao has always been so caring, clear in his explanations and knows exactly how to speak to patients. I appreciate him so much

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I am so thankful that Dr. Rao is back. He is as caring as ever and treated me with dignity and respect. He listened and thoughtfully answered my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Rao has been my OB through 2 pregnancies, and was amazing through both of them. I still recommend him when I hear anyone is expecting that I know. 10/10

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Truly appreciate Dr Rao's sense of urgency on my matter. Helps put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Rao is an amazing doctor. Bedside manner is impeccable and he truly is capable of "hearing" his patients and their needs.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Great experience with Dr. Rao

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Roa is the best and so is his nurse

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Rao is an incredible doctor

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Love Dr. Rao

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Rao is such an exceptional dr so proffesional, kind. My appointment was very plesant and not a long wait time

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Rao is so very caring and professional. Thank you for all the years of amazing care!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Rao is THE BEST

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Knowledge, experience and implementation Dr. Rao demonstrated highly qualified services.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Rao has always been so kind, helpful and gentle. He answers questions with confidence. He's the best there is.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Rao and his nurse for 18 years were awesome.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Very good doctor and he explain your situation clearly so you can understand it

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Rao is always informative, caring and kind. He always makes sure to explain things in a way that a layperson can understand.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Rao is the best!! He is very personable and goes through everything very thoroughly. He's been my doctor for over 23 years and I trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Rao office was amazing with scheduling my follow up appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Rao is amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Love Dr Rao he is SO CARING and SUPPORTIVE!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Love love love Dr. Rao

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

It's Always a good experience with scheduling at the Beachwood location and the staff and my doctor & his nurse's has always been good to me.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Rao is also amazing

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

My visit with dr.Kenny Rao is always exceptional well.Bedside manner, friendliness etc is A+

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Rao was fabulous. He was able to make room for me on his surgical calendar, was just an amazing physician, listening, supporting, and just so humanistic; treated me like I was his only patient.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr Rao and Dr. Caponera worked together to get my surgery scheduled. They are quite a team and I have already suggested them with the highest regard to friends and family

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Rao is great and I'm lucky to have a provider who is very down to earth and approachable. I can sincerely say he's one of the few non-robotic providers/staff I typically encounter.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr. Rao listens and addresses my concerns with care and respect. He did not make me feel rushed and encouraged me to ask questions even when I felt I was asking too many.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

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

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Dr Rao is a wonderful Dr

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Rao & his nurse are extremely kind and compassionate, making the visit very comfortable and efficient. I'm very fortunate to find Dr. Rao as a provider as I've bounced between a few these past few years.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Rao was very thorough with the describing the details of the procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

I love Dr Rao he delivered my son who is now 23 and one who is 8 he has always been there for whatever medical issues came my way . Glad to see him back. Got nervous when he left that first time.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Outstanding. The resident, under the doctors observation, took time to understand me and recommend appropriate care.

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