Sriram Rao, MBBS

Sriram Rao, MBBS

Sriram Rao, MBBS

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Specialties
  • Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology
Conditions I Treat
  • advanced heart failure (adhf)
  • alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • beriberi
  • cardiac amyloid
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Procedures I Perform
  • cardiomems
  • chronic inotropic therapy
  • circulatory assist devices
  • heart biopsy
  • heart transplant
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About the Provider

Sriram Rao, MD is an advanced heart failure specialist at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

After completing his initial training in Australia, Dr. Rao proceeded to complete a further fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rao remains heavily involved in clinical research. His focus is on improving outcomes for patients with LVADs, specifically focused on reduction of complications, stroke mitigation, and readmissions. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to support these projects, and he collaborates with colleagues across the globe, and often presents his research internationally as well as publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Rao provides long-term care for patients with heart failure, and most specifically those on durable mechanical support and heart transplant recipients. He primarily works with patients to create a sustainable solution with a focus on both disease and symptom control – with the goal of returning them to as normal a life as possible.

Education
  • Graduate Education: University of New South Wales (2021)
  • Fellowship Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2018)
  • Fellowship Program: St. Vincent's Hospital (2016)
  • Residency Program: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (2013)
  • Residency Program: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (2010)
  • Internship Program: The Alfred Hospital (2009)
  • Medical School: Monash University Medical School (2007)
Insurance
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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