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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cardiologist joins Franciscan St. Francis Health-based Indiana Heart Physicians

Board-certified in echocardiography, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, Rao most recently served as clinical instructor in cardiology at the University of California-San Francisco.
While at the university, he also held chief and clinical fellowships in echocardiography and cardiology and was attending physician at the adult cardiology clinic and adult echocardiography laboratory. Rao also was a research fellow with Genentech Inc.
Rao, who received his undergraduate degree in biology at DePauw University, earned his medical degree and doctorate in molecular and cellular biology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a residency in general internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
He is a Diplomat with the American College of Physicians and holds memberships with the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
The Indiana Heart Physicians, which has served patients in central Indiana since 1978, became part of St. Francis Medical Group in 2009. To learn more about cardiovascular services at St. Francis go to
Led by President Isaac J. Myers II, M.D., St. Francis Medical Group is a multidisciplinary group of more than 160 physicians practicing throughout central Indiana. These physicians offer a variety of primary care and specialty care services and all practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health.
To learn more about St. Francis Medical Group, go to