Narsing A. Rao

Professor of Ophthalmology Director, Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory and Uveitis Service
Narsing A. Rao, MD

Areas of treatment:

Uveitis
Intraocular Inflammations

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Department:

  • Department of Ophthalmology

Languages:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Narsing A. Rao, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory and Uveitis Service

Practicing location:

  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Dr. Rao is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine and Director of Uveitis Service. He is involved in the treatment of inflammatory ocular diseases affecting the uveal tract, vitreous, retina and sclera. He has received numerous honors and awards for his research endeavors on ocular inflammatory diseases from Research to Prevent Blindness and the National Institute of Health. He delivered several named lectures including visiting professorship at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Yale university, Washington university, University of California, San Francisco, University of Paris, France, Moorefields Eye Institute, London, University of Rome, Italy, Tokyo Medical University, Kyushu University in Fukoka , Japan and University of Sydney. Dr. Rao has published over 375 peer reviewed articles in the United States and in international journals, four books on ophthalmic diseases. For his outstanding contributions to Ophthalmology, he was awarded Lorenz E. Zimmerman medal from American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ramon L. Font medal from Pan American Society of Ophthalmology, International Ocular Inflammation Society Award and award from European Vision and Eye Research Association in 2006. Recently he was selected to receive a prestigious international medal, Bietti medal from International Council of Ophthalmology.

Education:

Doctor of Medicine, Osmania University, 1967

Internships:

Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 1968 - 1969

Residencies:

Georgetown University Hospital, Pathology / Ophthalmology, 1969 - 1975

Fellowships:

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Ophthalmologic Pathology, 1975 - 1976

Certifications:

American Board of Ophthalmology
American Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology

Professional society memberships:

American Uveitis Society
International Uveitis Study Group
Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society

Awards:

Lorenz E. Zimmerman medal from American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002
Ramon L. Font medal from Pan American Society of Ophthalmology, 2005
International Ocular Inflammation Society Award 2005
Award from European Vision and Eye Research Association in 2006
Bietti medal from International Council of Ophthalmology, 2008
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Castle Connolly "Top Doctor,” 2015