P. Kumar Rao, MD, MBA

P. Kumar Rao, MD, MBA


Primary Academic Title

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Intra-ocular inflammation, cancer, uveal melanoma and diseases of the retina

Research Interest

Determining the causes for intra-ocular inflammation, cancer and diseases of the retina and the development of novel therapies


  • 1995: MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles


  • 1995 - 1996: Intern, St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee
  • 1996 - 1999: Resident, ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 1999 - 2001: Fellow, vitreoretinal diseases, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2001 - 2002: Fellow, ophthalmic pathology, Washington University

Board Certification

  • 2001, 2012: American Board of Ophthalmology

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • South St. Louis County

    5225 Midamerica Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63129

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