About Me

Dr. Rao is originally from Fremont in the Bay Area. He spent his undergraduate years at the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Psychobiology and went on to complete his medical degree at St. George’s University in 2007. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at the State University of New York in Brooklyn. During residency, he spent time at Memorial Sloan Kettering in specialized lymphoma and leukemia wards and also focused his research on immunotherapy in melanoma. After completing residency in 2010, he spent an additional postdoctoral research year at UCLA in continued immunotherapy research. Dr. Rao’s specialty training in Hematology and Oncology was completed at the University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles where he was selected to serve as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Rao is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology and treats adults with all types of solid tumors, malignant hematologic conditions, and benign disorders of the blood, including bleeding and clotting issues. He has a wide variety of clinical experience having worked in an NCI-designated cancer center, private hospitals, and county hospital settings. He has written a book for patients with lung cancer and has published research in the field of immunotherapy. He has also written and participated in a variety of clinical trials. His research interests are varied with a particular interest in genitourinary malignancies, including cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate.

Dr. Rao’s outside interests including traveling, biking, and scuba diving.

Languages

English, Hindi, Spanish

Provider Specialty

Hematology-Oncology

Services

  • Cancer Care

Education

Medical Education

St. George's University

Internship

SUNY Health Science Center - Brooklyn

Residency

SUNY Health Science Center - Brooklyn

Locations & Affiliations

Locations

OC Blood & Cancer Care

18111 Brookhurst St. Suite 6100

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (657) 241-9755

OC Blood & Cancer Care

24411 Health Center Drive

Suite 320

Laguna Hills, CA

Office: (949) 380-2670

Insurances Accepted

Boeing MemorialCare Health Alliance ACO
Anthem Vivity HMO
BlueShield Trio Commercial HMO
Aetna PPO
Anthem PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna PPO
Health Net PPO
Humana PPO
MultiPlan/PHCS
United HealthCare PPO
TriCare West(HN)/TriWest Healthcare(BSC)
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO (GNP)
Anthem Commercial HMO (GNP)
Centivo ACO
Anthem Commercial HMO (GNP)
Cigna Value/Select HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO (GNP)
Anthem Commercial HMO (GNP)
Anthem Commercial HMO (GNP)
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Anthem Pathway HMO (GNP)
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Anthem Pathway HMO
BlueShield Trio Commercial HMO (GNP)
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Anthem Vivity HMO (GNP)
Anthem Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Cigna Commercial HMO
Aetna Commercial HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO