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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

141 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

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. D. Rao is a great doctor and very thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Dr. Dinkar Rao is one of the best doctor around. He shows his happiness seeing his patients. Very pleasant, listens well and answers everything. He is very down to earth and just a very good person all around!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr Roa was so caring. He really listened to my questions, and answered them in a way I could understood. He calmed my nervousness about my upcoming procedure and I felt assured that I was in the best hands possible.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Dr Rao is the best. He thoroughly reviewed my medical history and showed genuine concern for my issues. I've never encountered a doctor who actually took the time to do all the and made me feel heard and respected. Amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr. Rao eased every single one of my concerns with honest answers. He is the best and makes every single patient feel special and like they have are his only patient.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr Rao is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr Rao is great, always accessible, answers all your questions and makes you feel heard and very comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Dinkar Rao is the very best. Dr. Dinkar Rao is polite, kind, brilliant, and excellent in every way possible. Dr. Dinkar Rao takes the time to share his knowledge in words that I can understand. Dr. Dinkar Rao represents himself and the Cleveland Clinic well. Dr. Rao is excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Dinkar Rao to everyone. Dr. Dinkar Rao is the very best. I love Dr. Dinkar Rao.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr Rao is amazing!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Rao is the absolute best doctor I've ever had. He is thorough, kind, and actually wants the best for his patients. He is a excellent listener and has the best bedside manner

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 17, 2022

Dr Rao is great!!

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

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