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Vijay U. Rao MD, PhD, FACC, FASE, FHFSA, Cardiology

Vijay U. Rao, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE, FHFSA

I believe in a teamwork approach to care in which the patients and physician work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Primary Specialty

Cardiology

Secondary Specialties

Nuclear Cardiology
Echocardiography

Provider Type

Franciscan Physician Network

Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Echocardiography, Echocardiography
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Availability

Accepting new patients

Languages

English

Gender

Male

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Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians Indianapolis

Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Contact:
5330 E. Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Toll Free: (800) 992-2081
Main Line: (317) 893-1900

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians Greencastle

Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians Greencastle, Greencastle, IN

Contact:
Putnam County Hospital
1542 S. Bloomington Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Toll Free: (800) 992-2081
Main Line: (317) 893-1900

Office Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians Greensburg

Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians Greensburg, Greensburg, IN

Contact:
Decatur County Memorial Hospital
720 N. Lincoln Street
Greensburg, IN 47240
Main Line: (317) 893-1900
Toll Free: (800) 992-2081

Office Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Franciscan Health Carmel

Franciscan Health Carmel, Carmel, IN

12188-B N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
Main Line: (317) 705-4500

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 S. Emerson Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Main Line: (317) 528-5000

Franciscan Health Mooresville

Franciscan Health Mooresville, Mooresville, IN

1201 Hadley Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
Main Line: (317) 831-1160

  • Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
  • Residency
    Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC
  • Fellowship
    Cardiovascular Disease, University of California
    San Francisco, CA
  • Fellowship
    Echocardiography, University of California
    San Francisco, CA
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Echocardiography, Echocardiography
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Interests

Dr. Rao is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and echocardiography and is board certified in nuclear cardiology. He has a special interest in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular research.

Additionally, Dr. Rao has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Heart Recognition Program. Clinicians who achieve the Heart Recognition Program show their peers, patients and others in the heart/vascular community that they are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for its skill in providing the highest-level heart and vascular care.

He was named one of the city's Top Doctors in  by Indianapolis Monthly magazine for 2017 for cardiovascular disease. To view the Indianapolis Monthly Top Doc winners, click here.  

Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) the first and only cardiologist to receive such recognition in Indiana. 

The Fellowship designation is based on outstanding credentials, achievements, and contributions to heart failure clinical practice, research, publications, and educational expertise. HFSA promotes research related to all aspects of heart failure and provides a forum for presentation of basic, clinical and population-based research.

Indiana Heart Physicians provides a number of specialty services and diagnostic testing including the following:

Specialty Services
Atrial Fibrillation Center
Cardiovascular research
Coronary and peripheral intervention
Heart Failure Clinic
Heart Valve Center
Lipid (cholesterol) Management Clinic
Pacemaker & Defibrillator Clinic
Protime (Anticoagulation) Clinic
Syncope Clinic

Diagnostic Testing
Ankle brachial index (ABI)
Cardiac CT
Cardiac MRI
Carotid doppler ultrasound
Electrocardiography (EKG)
Electrophysiology study
Holter monitoring
Lower extremity arterial (LEA)
Nuclear stress
Resting/stress echocardiography
Standard treadmill stress
Symptom event monitoring

 

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