Adupa P. Rao

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Keck School of Medicine Associate Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Co-director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center Director of Research for the Center for Advance Lung
Adupa P. Rao, MD

Areas of treatment:

Cystic Fibrosis
Internal Medicine
Lung Transplant
Sarcoidosis

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Languages:

  • English
  • Hindi

Adupa P. Rao, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Keck School of Medicine
Associate Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Co-director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center
Director of Research for the Center for Advance Lung

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

Dr. Rao attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate before returning to his native India for medical school. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Rao was welcomed back to USC and completed an internship, a residency and two fellowships at the LAC+USC Medical Center. An expert in Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Rao has taught several courses to medical students on understanding the disease and is the Associate Director of the Keck School of Medicine’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program. Dr. Rao’s research activities include lung transplantation and Cystic Fibrosis: Testosterone, Rate of PFT Decline. He has also been a distinguished lecturer on Sarcoidosis and created a DVD produced by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation titled “Looking Ahead: Transition for Pediatric to Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patient Care.”

Education:

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, BA, 1987
Doctor of Medicine, Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulburga, Karnataka, India, 1993

Internships:

Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulburga Government General Hospital, Gulburga, Karnataka, India 1993 - 1994
LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1995 - 1996

Residencies:

LAC+USC Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Los Angeles, CA, 1996 - 1999

Fellowships:

LAC+USC Medical Center (Hematology Research), Los Angeles, CA, January 1995 - June 1995
LAC+USC Medical Center (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), Los Angeles, CA, 1999 - 2002

Certifications:

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

Professional society memberships:

American College of Chest Physicians, 2002
American Medical Association, 1999
Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2001

Awards:

Dr. Rao was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.
Tutor of the Year, 1987
Resident of the Year, 1998
Fellowship Research Award, GlaxoSmithKline, 2001
Chief Resident of Internal Medicine, 1998