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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

168 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

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr Rao was exceptional. It was my first time seeing him and think I will be back as a regular patient.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr Rao is professional, thorough and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Great experience and nice to meet Dr. Rao

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Rao is so incredible. He could see that I was very nervous for my procedure, so he immediately sat down with me and drew out and explained everything on a piece of paper. I really appreciate him for making an effort to calm my nerves and educate me on the meaning of my test results and the nature of the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Rao is very good in communicating and explaining everything, what is being done at every appt. I would definitely recommend him to others. Very professional.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Rao goes above and beyond. I just informed a friend, who used to see Rao, that he returned to the clinic and she was so happy!! She Is going to try to get back to being under his care as well!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Rao is an outstanding provider. I have seen him since I was 16 years old and he is one appointment I look forward to every year.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Kenny Rao is so respectful and kind, I love having him as my OBGYN. He is simply the best

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Rao is the best OB/GYN I have ever had (I have moved around a lot, so I have had at least 5. There is no comparison - Dr. Rao is at the top.) I can't express my appreciation enough for the kindness, respect, and consideration he has shown me. I have experienced 2 early pregnancy losses, and I couldn't imagine having a better care provider to guide me through those traumatic experiences. He goes beyond the medical model of pregnancy and loss -- he treats me as a whole person, and has sat with me as I cried and helped me process the unimaginable losses. I feel very grateful for him and his kind demeanor. He is a genuinely wonderful person. Thank you, Dr. Rao!

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.

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