Rao, Raj D.

Raj Rao, MD

Professor
Director of Spine Surgery

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Overview

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certification

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Diseases & Conditions

  • Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
  • Disc Herniations
  • Spinal Degenerative Disease
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Tumors, Fractures, and Infections

Treatments & Services

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
 

Clinic Locations

Orthopedic Surgery - Froedtert

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
Phone:(414) 805-7400
Fax:(414) 805-7388
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SpineCare - Tosa Health Center

1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa WI,  53226
Phone:(414) 955-7199
Fax:(414) 955-0110
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Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center

N91 W15750Falls Parkway
Menomonee Falls WI,  53051
Phone:(262) 532-1100
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Biography

 

Dr. Rao is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon and Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Southern California, and fellowship training in Spine Surgery at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Prior to joining the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Rao practiced Spine Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery in northern California for three years. He also spent time doing orthopaedic research at the Orthopädische Klinik Seepark, Bremerhaven, Germany, at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and at Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles. He is an Associate Editor of The Spine Journal and is on the editorial boards of other national and international scientific journals. He has had many papers published in prestigious scientific journals and taught at national and international meetings. His research interests include spinal biomechanics, the biology and mechanics of spinal fusion, and gait analysis in persons with spinal disorders. He is on many national committees, and was recently appointed to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Panel on Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices.

Dr. Rao is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and the Milwaukee Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Rao sees patients at the MCW Clinics at Froedtert Hospital East. His specialty interests include the surgical and nonsurgical management of neck and back disorders, spinal tumors and trauma.
 


Education / Training
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Bombay - Mumbai, India (1984)
  • Residency - University of Southern California School of Medicine - Los Angeles (1995)
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery - William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, MI (1996)
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