Rajni Rao, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||505 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|University of California, San Francisco||Fellowship ||2006||Division of Cardiology|
|University of California, San Francisco|| Residency ||2003||Department of Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco||M.D.||2000|| School of Medicine|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Internship||2001||Department of Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco||2007||Cardiology Faculty Teaching Award|
|Actelion Pharmaceuticals||2006||Actelion Young Investigator Research Award|
|2006||American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (AACIO) Dr. Krishna Ramaswamy Young Investiga|
|University of California, San Francisco||2005||Cardiology Fellow Teaching Award|
|2000||American Medical Women’s Association Achievement Citation|
|1999||Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society|
ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES: Rajni Rao is the Cardiology Clinic Practice Chief.
CLINICAL INTERESTS: Rajni Rao is a cardiologist with special interests in non-invasive cardiology, in particular, echocardiography, heart failure, valvular heart disease and carcinoid heart disease. Her clinical interests include the use of transthoracic, stress, transesophageal and three-dimensional echocardiography and the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and pericardial disease. She is leading efforts in the division to enhance physician efficiency and improve patient education and communication.
ACADEMIC INTERESTS: Dr. Rao is an active leader in medical education, and has served as the course co-director for the cardiovascular curriculum for first-year medical students and the site leader of the innovative UCSF SOM Action Research Program pilot. She is also the faculty liaison for cardiovascular clerkships in the UCSF School of Medicine Parnassus campus. Dr. Rao is currently championing several projects to help design and implement new ways to improve the experience of receiving cardiovascular care at UCSF.
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