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Ram K. Rao, M.D., M.P.H.

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2003 – 2008;
Masters in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 2006-2007

Internship: Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2008-2009

Residency: University of Texas-Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2009-2013

Fellowship: Musculoskeletal, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2013-2014

Specialty: Musculoskeletal

Born: New Jersey, but moved to Houston at 5 years of age.

Radiology Career: Went to college and Fellowship in Baltimore. Stayed in Texas for medical school and residency. Lived in London for one year for completion of Masters program (Masters in Public Health, with concentration in Health Services Management).

Motivation/Inspiration to be doctor/radiologist: Went into Radiology because of interest in how advanced technology can be used to help in patient’s wellbeing; continued advancements in technology creates a field that is always evolving.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling – been to over 50 countries in six of the seven continents. Photography – architecture, nature, landscape. Watching sports – all Houston teams. Listening to live music. Playing sports – working out at the gym, golf, tennis, basketball. Movies – drama, action, mystery. Reading (favorite author is Gregory David Robert).

Areas of study outside of medicine: Business, real estate, economics