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  Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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photo R Harsha Rao, MD

Professor of Medicine

Program Director, UPMC Endocrinology Fellowship

Endocrinology Division Chief, Veteran Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Email: rhrao@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-586-9700

Contact
Office: 580 Falk Clinic
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-586-9700
Fax: 412-586-9726
E-mail: rhrao@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
Intermediate (Pre-Med), Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, 1968
M.B., B.S. (US MD equiv), Armed Forces Med College, University of Poona, 1972
Training
Residency & Fellowship, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India, 1977
PGYII, Internal Medicine, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, 1985
PGYIII, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1986
Fellowship, Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1988
Research Interest
Dr. Rao’s academic interests focus on improving the understanding and treatment of endocrine disorders, particularly those that impact veterans and their families within the Veterans Administration Healthcare System. To address these important issues, Dr. Rao uses the rich data repository and unique features of the Veterans Administration Healthcare System to assesses clinical outcomes, quality measures, and patient satisfaction resulting from different healthcare delivery models and medical approaches. Dr. Rao’s scholarly work has included evaluation of 1) the clinical effectiveness of U-500 insulin in the inpatient and outpatient setting, 2) the impact of testosterone prescribing practices on cardiovascular outcomes, and 3) the benefits of an impatient IV bisphosphate therapy protocol for patients with hip fracture. Dr. Rao also serves as a scholarly project mentor for trainees in the field of endocrinology and metabolism.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education--1. Reflections on the state of medical education in Japan. Keio J Med. 2006; 55(2): 41-51.
Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education-2. A blueprint for reform of medical education in Japan. Keio J Med. 2006; 55(3): 81-95.
Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education. 3. Reforming medical education to change healthcare practice in Japan. Keio J Med. 2006; 55(4): 141-8.
Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education - 4. A "global" dimension to reform at Keio University. Keio J Med. 2007; 56(1): 1-13.
Rao KH, Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education 5. Implementing a more integrated, interactive and interesting curriculum to improve Japanese medical education. Keio J Med. 2007; 56(3): 75-84.
Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education: 6 reflections on the state of clinical training for residents in Japan. Keio J Med. 2007; 56(4): 111-23.
Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education 7. Observations on clinical training at a "US-style" residency program at Teine Keijinkai Hospital in Sapporo, Japan. Keio J Med. 2009; 58(2): 84-94.
Rao KH, Rao RH. Perspectives in medical education 8. Enhancing preclinical education in Japan with a clinically focused, interactive anatomy curriculum. Keio J Med. 2009; 58(4): 210-5.
Stone RA, Rao RH, Sevick MA, Cheng C, Hough LJ, Macpherson DS, Franko CM, Anglin RA, Obrosky DS, Derubertis FR. Active care management supported by home telemonitoring in veterans with type 2 diabetes: the DiaTel randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2010; 33(3): 478-84.
Rao RH, Rao KH. Perspectives in medical education 9. Revisiting the blueprint for reform of medical education in Japan. Keio J Med. 2010; 59(2): 52-63.