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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

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

Medical Education - Kasturba Medical College
Mysore State,


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/19/2024, Dr. Rao has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

306 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

102 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2024

Dr Rao's Office is responsive

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Love Dr. Rao. He's amazing always there to answer any questions you have and always willing to spend enough time in the room so you don't feel rushed and he answers all the questions!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr. Rao is exceptionally caring and thorough. He always puts his patients first. He is accessible 24/7. When I was at the OB ED, he personally came in on his day off to ensure baby and I were okay.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

I highly recommend Dr. Rao and have for all of the years that I have been going to him. He's one of a kind. I don't know how he keeps up with his schedule!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Love Dr. Rao. He has been my provider for 29 years

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr. Rao and his team are unmatched and I'm so grateful to be in his medical care!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr rao is the best, over 23 yrs

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dr. Dinkar Rao is a very respectful, responsible and intelligent doctor. I am glad I went to see him this time and the treatment course he took as it helped figure out my condition. I can't thank him enough through all these years for being so diligent, kind and compassionate. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on May 18, 2024

Dr. Rao is one in a million. He has always been very professional, kind and caring with the patients best interest in mind.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Rao is so incredible. The best OBGYN I have ever seen and I will continue to see him. He is so present and welcoming.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Highly recommended DR. Rao ever since I saw him for the first time 17 years ago.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr. Rao and his staff are EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Rao is such a rare person these days. He takes all the time you need to listen and discuss any concerns. He also takes the time to look on My Chart for things that might have been overlooked by other doctors (which in my case was a colonoscopy that should have been scheduled over a year ago but the other doctor never advised me of) He made sure to put an order in for me and said if I had any problem making the appointment to let him know. What a breath of fresh air... We really love you Dr. Rao!!!

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

An absolutely amazing doctor and person

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Rao is the most caring physician.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Rao is an outstanding doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Rao is so caring & thorough, he really listens to your concerns. He is the best of the best

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Rao is the absolute BEST!!!! He is always there for you, never rushes you and loves his patients!!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Goraya is amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr Rao is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr Rao is an amazing doctor! He even addressed some issues with my bloodwork that was in my chart and advised me of what I needed to bring to my primary care physician. I absolutely love Doctor Rao because he cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Rao and staff are the best!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Rao is one of the kindest providers I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Rao is patient, kind, and compassionate. He always puts me at ease with my exam. He listens and answers my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

I recommend Dr. Rao. He was knowledgeable and I understood everything he said. But, trying to get in to see a doctor, any doctor, is nearly impossible.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

I have been a patient of Dr Rao for years.Both of my daughters see him. All 4 of my Grandchildren Dr Rao delivered.Good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Dinker Rao was awesome! As were all the doctors that rounded, too!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Superb attentiveness of my Physician. He took the time to answer all my questions. I love his patience. He is so knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

DR. Rao is THE BEST doctor I've ever had and makes me feel greatly cared for!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Dinkar Rao has been my OB/GYN physician for over 40 years. He is a wonderful doctor and has always provided me with excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

I have been seeing Dr Rao for years. He has delivered my four children and has always been concerned about my health as well all of my family. He always has answers for me if I should ask medical questions and advice on who I should consult if need be. I have always enjoyed my conversations with him and value his insight. Dr Rao is outstanding in every way

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Is very busy.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I absolutely love Dr Rao and have gone to him for over 15 years, but his nice wasn't caring at all when I sent a message on my chart. Didn't say hello back or we understand your concerns. Looking for a new provider and very disappointed because dr Rao is a gem.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I came in because of an issue that needed taken care of immediately, Dr. Rao and his office gpt me in promptly to care for me . They are all so amazing

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr. Rao diagnosed the issue quickly so I could get on a schedule to feel better asap. I was not feeling well and he cared for me quickly.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I drive 50 minutes 1 way and to me it's well worth it for the care I receive. I am very pleased and blessed to have such a wonderful doctor and team to care for me

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr. Rao is an angel on earth. He goes above and way beyond for me as his patient. I could never do this pregnancy without him.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr Dinkar Rao is the best

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Rao was exceptional, and took time to go through the results of test procedures performed by another doctor. It's unfortunate that the Cleveland Clinic prevents patients from transferring to other doctors within the Clinic (as part of a second opinion evaluation). I would have really liked to have transferred to Dr. Rao so that I could have stayed within the Cleveland Clinic network.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr Rao is so caring, attentive and thorough. I have been seeing him for 30 years.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr Rao is the Best

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Wouldn't go to anyone else....Dr Rao has been my OB since I was in my 20s, he has delivered all 3 of my children and my grandson!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Rao is a stellar physician in every way, and I would recommend him , and I do, to anyone.I have known him for forty years and he is the best. I am also a licensed health care provider and he is a doctor's doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I will always be with Dr. Rao as my GYN. I sent my granddaughter and grandson to him when they were expecting both of their babies, and my granddaughter would not go to anyone else.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Rao is the best! I can't say enough great things. I always feel comfortable and at ease seeing him for my checkups and care. I recommend him to everyone I know. I wish he could be my doctor for everything.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Trust means everything and I wholeheartedly believe in this provider because he's provided a long history of great care!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Provider delivered excellent direction and listened to me as we discussed a plan of action.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr Rao has always been the best doctor anyone could ask for

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2024

Dr Rao remembers all my kids which he delivered. He is a very special man

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Things worked out in my favor, Dr.Rao Had a cancellation and I was able to see him sooner

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

I have been with Dr. Rao for 30+ years as a patient. I trust and respect his medical opinion and appreciate his personal care for me through the years.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Always a great checkup. Dr. Rao has been my doctor for 45 years. He is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Rao ALWAYS provides me with the best care! He makes me feel comfortable and is very knowledgeable! He seriously is the absolute BEST!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

The doctor was very friendly and easy to talk to. I liked that he had an assistant taking notes so he could focus on my needs and questions.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr rao takes his time, addresses questions, makes personal conversation and always introduces his scribe

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Rao is an excellent Doctor. He Answered my questions. He was very thorough. His evaluation was very detailed.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Rao is the BEST!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Dinkar Rao is an amazing and caring physician! He is so knowledgeable and personable!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Rao is amazing, He always listens and discusses the options. He is a gem and breath of fresh air he loves his job and his patients

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Excellent care by Dr.Rao- he is very thorough & always available if you need him.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2023

Dr. Rao is nothing short of fantastic!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Rao is excellent and made me feel so comfortable with my prenatal visits. I switched to him to care for me and my pregnancy and I am so glad I did because he truly is amazing and makes me feel at ease, cared for, and safe.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Rao is by far the best physician I have EVER encountered. No physician cares more about his patients than Dr. Rao.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Will always recommend Dr. Rao.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Rao always makes me feel like I can fully trust him with my care!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Rao is a wonderful doctor, educator and compassionate man. I admire him so much!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Always a great visit with Dr. Rao

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Rao is wonderful! He is very talented and caring. I trust him implicitly. he demonstrates superior knowledge, and is always up-to-date on the most current best practices.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Dinkar Rao is one of the best doctors you can find. He is very caring, friendly, listens well and very down to earth as well.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I recommend him all the time.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

I've been going to Dr. Donors Rao for about 30 years. I can't imagine going to anyone else. I have trusted him with my life. He is a professional, caring doctor as well as a person.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Rao is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Rao I is wonderful. He eases anxiety. He is a very caring person. I cannot say enough about Dr. Rao.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I have gone to Dr Rao for 38 years. He has been with me through miscarriages, surgery, among other things. The knowledge,compassion, and commitment he has had with myself and his patients is beyond compare. As an RN I have worked with many physicians and of course have been treated by many myself. I wish they all could have half the attributes Dr.Rao has.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Rao is the best OB, have nothing but the best things to say about him. He is one of a kind and provides the best care. Great bedside manner, always.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Rao was great and very informative!!!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Rao is very renowned and has quite a waiting time to see him. The reminder letter to call for appt should emphasize how many months out he is booking.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Rao and his staff are excellent - I ama patient for more than 30 years

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Rao loves his job and it shows

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Rao himself was excellent and showed great care for my comfort and ergonomics with my growing belly. Although the appointment was fast, he covered all the basics, including how to schedule for my next ultrasound. He was very friendly.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr Rao was very kind and professional and explained everything well

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Rao is awesome. He delivered my twins. He knows everything and what to do for every situation. I had placenta previa and he handled it very well. I was lucky to have him as my obgyn.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Dinkar Rao is the very best.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Dinkar Rao is the very best. Dr. Dinkar Rao is excellent in every way. Dr. Dinkar Rao is the best doctor I have ever been treated by in over 60 years of seeing doctors.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Rao is always absolutely wonderful to me! He is a very caring man!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Rao is amazing, always listens and is concerned for his patients well being. Goes above and beyond in providing excellent care. He is such a kind, caring individual who genuinely loves what he does.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

*Dr. Dinkar Rao was great as always.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr, Rao is very considerate and caring. I would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I make my yearly appointments before I leave Dr. Rao's office otherwise it's very difficult to get in. Dr Rao is the BEST

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

I LOVE Dr.Rao - I've been seeing him as an OBGYN since 1983 - he's the BEST Dr. I totally trust him with any medical concern I ever have!! All Doctors could learn a LOT from him on how to treat patients & how to do things medically as great as he does!! He's GREAT!!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Rao is a fantastic and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Rao always find the right answer from Dr Rao

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Rao is the very best! Cleveland Clinic should consider making the kiosk data displays much more private

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Dinkar Rao is the BEST!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

The doctor had excellent manners an explained everything

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2023

Dr. Rao has been doctor for over 35 yrs. He has provided me with the best care, I could possibly ask for . His expertise, kindness , thoroughness and gentleness can never be duplicated . Outstanding OB/GYN !

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

He's professional, he's a great doctor something that I didn't know. He explained to me very well in detail..

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Rao is the very best. He listens and is concerned about you as a patient. Five stars.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Rao is the best OB. I am very lucky to have him as my doc

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Dinkar Rao's and his staff are always very professional. I have been a patient of his for 37 years and he is absolutely fantastic. Cleveland Clinic as a whole is pretty good but Dr. Rao is absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2023

Dr. Rao has been my provider for years and has always and taken great care of me. He truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I LOVE Dr. Rao!!

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