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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 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

See publications for Dinkar Rao, MD.

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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 2/3/2022, 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.

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

159 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Dinkar Rao is the best doctor in the world. He's very caring and concerned.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

I'm only at Cleveland clinic because of Dr. Dinkar Rao and Dr. Mrs Rao.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Do for Rao is the best doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Rao was amazing, I look forward to continuing seeing him for my pregnancy needs

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

*Dr. Rao is the best! The most caring provider.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr Rao is so kind, nurturing and friendly. He creates relationships with his patients and helps you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr. Rao is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

I honestly felt so heard by Dr. Rao. He was very knowledgeable and also seemed patient and caring. I will definitely come back.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Rao provides the best care, you feel like you are his only patient. He goes above and beyond to give you the best care.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Dinkar Rao is fabulous! I've been going to him for approximately 28 years. I'm so glad that a few friends referred me to him! Dr. Rao - you're the BEST!!! Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Excellent Doctor excellent office staff would highly recommend

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Rao was great. He took time to explain my situation, checked in multiple times to see if I had questions. Dr Kerian demonstrated empathy and took time to explain.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

*Dr. Mao stepped in and was literally a lifesaver. Very disappointed in *Dr. Svets. Happy to discuss further.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

I am very pleased with my experience with Dr. Rao and the Cleveland Clinic Staff at Hillcrest Hospital.

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Dr Rao always listens and I never feel rushed at my appointments

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

*Dr. Rao is incredible. So appreciative of him!!!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022


Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Rao is outstanding! He's so pleasant, knowledgeable, caring and respectful! I recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Dinkr Rao Is the absolute best. His staff is always so personable also.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Rau was very nice, informative, thorough and calming. He made the biopsy easier to handle.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr.Rao is the best! He is always genuine and asks about my concerns. I always appreciate his feedback.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

I would recommend dr Rao to anybody! But the nurses are a big turn off

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

I love Dr Rao so much. All my daughters go to him and we all love and respect him and any advice about care he gives us we listen. He is awesome !!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr Rao Is excellent he always is attentive listener and is extremely thorough I especially like that he had a person in there that was writing everything down so he can look at me and listen good idea

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr Roa is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He treated me with utmost care and personal attention. I love Dr Roa.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

I truly like Dr Rao; he is patient, caring, and respectful

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr Rao is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2021

Dr. Rao is the absolute best!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr Rao is fantastic and the only OB in Cleveland who cares for his patients with such a high degree of care.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Rao is always kind and caring. If I made a list of favorite doctors Dinkar would be at the top!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Rao was the best doctor to deliver my child. I have 2 other children born at another hospital and Dr. Rao was by my side caring for me and helping me make decisions every step of the way. He is compassionate, kind, and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Absolutely loved Dr. Rao!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

I was surprised as to how far out Dr. Rao was scheduling, but they put me on the waiting list and was called within 1 week to update my appointment

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Rao is the best! Always listening and concerned about life changes

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr Rao is exceptional- He made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Dinkar Rao is very friendly, kind, and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

DO NOT LIKE limited availability CCF has put on apts. for *Dr. Rao, I've been seeing since 1983, my FAVORITE dr.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

LOVE *Dr. Rao..... DO NOT like CCF..... inefficient!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Dr Rao is the best

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