Dr. Rao is the founding member of Atlanta Heart Associates, where he has served as president and CEO since 1992. Dr. Rao graduated from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He moved to New York to complete his internship and residency at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. His cardiology fellowship was completed at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Rao has been a staple in our community for over 25 years serving in various positions at area hospitals including Chief of Staff, member of the Board of Trustees, and Cardiology Department Chairman for Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, GA. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, GA. Dr. Rao sees patients in our Stockbridge and Riverdale offices.