Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

Medical Education - Kasturba Medical College
Mysore State, In


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/8/2020, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

161 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr Rao personally called me about a question I had prior to scheduling my appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Rao is a fabulous doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr Rao has been my doctor for over 40 years and he is the best!He is a good listener and shows genuine concern for patient.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

I like Dr. Rao and office team

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr D Rao is the most kindest and most professional person. I hope he never retires!!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

staff was excellent. Will highly recommend Dr Rao

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Rao is very caring and patient and answers all my many questions. he's the best!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Rao has been my physician for over 30 years. He is the BEST to say the least. If only other physicians had his knowledge and compassion the world would be a better place. This coming from the prospective of a patient and a nurse. I have recommended him countless times through the years.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Rao is the BEST!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

outstanding care by Dr. Rao . The kindest , most compassionate person.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Roa made me feel at ease from the very start. This is my fourth and final pregnancy and I was nervous to begin a new journey with a new doctor as all three of my others were delivered at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He immediately made me forget my nerves and I know I'm going to have a great experience with him at Hillcrest.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

I love Dr. Rao he is the most dedicated, kind, compassionate doctor ever. He goes above and beyond for his patients. He is a asset that is that the Cleveland Clinic should appreciate. Should really have a not applicable choice.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr Rao has been by Doctor for 35 yrs..He delivered my two children. He has been a great Doctor through all these years and highly recommended and respected by everyone who knows of him

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Rao is amazing. he listens to me and responds accordingly.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I always recommend *Dr. D. Rao.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

*Dr. D. Rao is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

dr. Rao is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Rao is the best doctor I have ever had. He is a very caring and understanding. Need more doctor's like him. He is a wonderful person. He has been my doctor for almost 24 years.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Rao was so nice! I was very nervous for my first appointment but he was so kind and caring I was put at ease!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Rao is always attentive and very caring. He listens to patients very well and will answer all the questions I have.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

dr rao and his staff deserve a ten. they are always kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

I have gone to this doctor for over 36 years, and I would not consider going to any other physician for my gynecological care. He is thorough, conscientious, caring, and brilliant.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Rao had a scribe with him, and I believe that was much more personable to talk to the doctor while he did not have to take the time to be typing on a computer. It was not uncomfortable or disruptive.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr. Rao has an amazing bedside manner and is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. rao is an amazing provider and treated my husband and I with upmost respect. he answered all of our questions and concerns and was very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Rao goes above and beyond. He called me to check on me and see if there was anything he could do. He's the most caring doctor I've ever seen. Always takes time for his patients and answers all questions. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Rao is awesome I am a long time patient

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I have been going to Dr. Rao since my teens, he is by far the absolute BEST doctor i have met. He always takes time to talk to me about my whole health. He's one in a million.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Rao is compassionate and caring. He takes the time to listen and explain.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

love my Dr. Rao!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020


Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Good. I feel comfortable with the DR. RAO

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr.Rao is the best! He listens, he cares and he is so professional,kind and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Have been seeing Dr Rao for years. Always courteous and willing to take as much time as necessary. The best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

dr Rao is a very compassionate professional. it is obvious he enjoys his work and seems to be excited each and every time he brings a new life into the world.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Did not like having to wait almost 2 months for an appointment after being a patient of Dr. Rao's for 30 yrs.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Rao is amazing. He is caring & smart.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. R_____ was patient & courteous as well as brilliant.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I love dr roa...

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Rao is a kind, knowledgeable, (and busy) doctor. It is great that he now has an assistant to help with entering information into the computer so that he focus more on his patients!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr Dinkar Rao is an outstanding physician who goes above and beyond for his patients

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Had to wait 6 weeks for an appointment. When Dr. Rao was not with the clinic you could get in within a week

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Rao is AWESOME! Always caring, concerned. and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Rao had a scribe with him so that he could talk directly to me and listen to my questions and concerns without having to turn to type everything into the computer. I liked that we maintained eye contact during our discussion. As always Dr. Rao was courteous and expressed an interest in me and my health. Dr. Rao always remembers me. I am more than just a patient on a chart to him.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

*Dr. Dinkar Rao is exceptional, dedicated, always, available, positive attitude, applied shared decision making.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Love Dr Rao. He is first class. Always attentive and addresses my concerns

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Dinkar Rao is definitely one of the best doctors I ever met. He is very passionate about what he does. You can tell how happy he is as a doctor and OB. He is very down to earth and treats his patients with utmost respect. You can also tell how his staff are very happy working for him. He listens very well and addresses all concern. I can also reach him anytime and answers me right away. I work in a nursing home and I met people at work that sees him as their OB and they are all very pleased with him. He is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Rao and his staff always provide excellent service.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

This was the first time I saw Dr. Rao and I really liked him and his staff! I will go back to him for my doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

I could not imagine not having Dr. Rao as my doctor. He is the kindness, most compassionate Doctor a woman would want to have. Every time I leave his office, he makes me feel that what I had to say was important, and he listens to what I am feeling, helps and reassures me that everything will be okay.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

A lot of my friends, and my sister are patients of Dr. Rao.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Rap is definitely one of the best doctors out there. He is super nice, courteous, listens well and addresses everything. He explains well.

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