Dr. Rao is a Denver native. After graduating from Cherry Creek High School in 1993, he attended Hanover College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with majors
in both chemistry and philosophy. After undergraduate studies, he returned to Denver for medical training at the University of Colorado. Dr. Rao graduated from the School of Medicine with honors and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at West Virginia University. He served his final year as chief resident in otolaryngology and graduated in 2006 with multiple publications and presentations at national specialty meetings.
Dr. Rao returned to Denver in 2006 to start his practice, specializing in the comprensensive medical & surgical care of the ear, nose and throat in both children and adults. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American Association of Otolaryngologic Allergy, and Colorado Medical Society. He serves as a Senior Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His subspecialty interests include nose and sinus disease, allergy, voice, and swallowing disorders. Dr. Rao is married and lives in Denver with his wife, Suchitra, and their two year old son. His interests outside medicine include hiking, mountain biking, photography, and scuba diving.