Kumar Rao, MD

P. Kumar Rao, MD, MBA

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Specializes In
  • Retina Disease
  • Eye Cancer
  • Ophthalmology
  • Uveitis
Referral Type

Referred by Self or Referring Physician

Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Diabetic retinopathy, macular surgery, macular holes, macular pucker, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous substitutes, retinal detachments, uveitis, uveal melanomas

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Academic Title(s)

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Publications & Research

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Masters of Business Administration

2018 Washington University Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MO


2002 Ophthalmic Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


2001 Vitreoretinal Diseases, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Chief Resident

1999 Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


1999 Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Medical Degree

1995 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


1991 Biology, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California

Financial Disclosures
  • Hark Vision
    • Equity: Yes
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2024

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